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Announcing the Six Finalists of the 2021 IRF Start-up Label

Every founder knows that establishing a new company requires building confidence with clients, investors, current and future employees. The goal of IRF, is to support impactful mobility start-ups by helping them build trust with their stakeholders. Companies that obtain the ...
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IRF Director General, Susanna Zammataro, at SWARCO Innovation Talk

As part of the Swarco Innovation Hub’s initiative, a “Swarco Innovation Talk” took place on 1st July 2021 with the objective to gather experts from different fields for an opinion exchange on the topic. IRF Director General Susanna Zammataro participated in the talk themed “How do we get around in 2035?” alongside other eminent speakers such as Fabio Nussio (Rome Mobility Agency), Prof ...
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IRF at the 2021 Southern African Transport Conference (SATC)

The 2021 Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) was held on 5 – 7 July and brought together over 700 transport professionals to discuss, debate, and learn about relevant topics relating to the exciting world of transport. The International Road Federation was pleased ...
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LEARN Project paves its way through three more countries in Africa

In 2019, the International Road Federation (IRF) and the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety launched an initiative called “LEARN” (Learn, Examine, Apply, Replicate, Network), with the aim to enhance the data knowledge, skills, and actions of a selected group ...
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ORIS among the top 10 in the GI Hub InfraChallenge 2021

Discover the Top 10 tech-based solutions for resilient infrastructure InfraChallenge 2021 invited ideas for building and maintaining better, more resilient infrastructure. Top 10 competitors whose solutions leverage technologies from artificial intelligence to data mining were announced. Oris, a materials intelligence platform ...
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BRITA – 2021 Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Transport Experts Salon

On June 17, 2021 (Beijing Time), Belt and Road International Transport Symposium(BRITS)-- Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Transport Experts Salon was successfully held in Xi'an, Shaanxi province. The salon was co-organized by the Belt and Road International Green Development Coalition (BRIGC), ...
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Mobilising Private Sector Capital for Road Safety

The IRF convened on 10th June an interactive workshop with road concessionaires and other key stakeholders on mobilising private sector capital for road safety. The workshop supports a World Bank Group initiative being implemented in partnership with the International Road ...
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IRF President, Mr Bill Halkias at ASECAP Webinar on Road Safety

Building a wide road safety culture to reach Vision Zero goal IRF President, Mr Bill Halkias, joined a high-level interactive discussion with other policymakers and stakeholders at the 13th edition of ASECAP’s 2021 Road Safety Conference held on 22 June ...
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LEARN Project kicks off in Uganda

Improving road safety is a key development priority for Africa and for Uganda. Despite comparatively low motorisation levels, the continent witnessed the world’s highest rate of road traffic fatalities. This pandemic calls on all of us to step up our efforts.  The ...
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Report Release: Africa’s response to impacts of COVID-19 on transport & mobility

Produced by the International Road Federation and the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety, the HVT-funded report "COVID-19 impact on transport and mobility in Africa – A review of policy and practice in seven African countries" has now been released. The report adresses ...
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Liesbeth CasierSenior Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)


Liesbeth Casier is a Senior Policy Advisor with IISD’s Economic Law and Policy Program. She works with the Public Procurement and Infrastructure Finance team on research and advisory services that involve innovation in public procurement. She also works on IISD’s Sustainable Asset Valuation. Liesbeth has advised governments in Bhutan, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, India, Morocco, Paraguay, Senegal, South Africa and the Netherlands.
 
Liesbeth also works extensively with the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on policy frameworks and the business case for sustainable infrastructure. She represents IISD at the OECD Working Group on Leading Practitioners on Public Procurement.
  
Liesbeth previously worked with UN Environment and started her career as consultant in auditing and corporate finance with a family-owned consultancy business in Belgium. Liesbeth has an academic background in political science and law.