Event – Virtual
What: Joint Declaration of Joint Declaration by MDBs
Who: the African Development Bank, the Andean Development Corporation – CAF, the Asian Development Bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Islamic Development Bank, the New Development Bank and the World Bank
When: Monday 16 November 2020, 14: 00-15: 00 Central European Time
Ten multilateral development banks (MDBs) will sign a High Level Joint Declaration reaffirming their commitment to an ambitious and integrated approach to road safety. The ceremony takes place virtually on November 16, 2020, following the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2020.
The statement emphasizes the importance that the Sustainable Development Objectives (SDGs) give to road safety, as well as its key role in striving for a wide range of development priorities from respective client countries.
The Joint Declaration is the third declaration by the banks in support of the Declaration of the 3rd World Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, which aims to increase action on road safety, international cooperation and multilateralism. The proclamation of the UN General Assembly, dated 31 August 2020, for the second decade of road safety action, aims to reduce road traffic fatalities and injuries by at least 50% from 2021 to 2030.
The African Development Bank Group has finalized the Safety Framework and Guidelines in line with the prioritization of focus areas of support and the definition of systematic procedures for generating and transferring knowledge, supporting the creation of effective road safety institutions and identifying priority interventions to: effective, visible sustainable effects.
The declaration will be signed by:
The African Development Bank (AfDB) – Solomon Quaynor, VP for private sector, infrastructure and industrialization
Andean Development Bank – CAF (CAF) – Antonio Silveira, VP of Infrastructure
Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Bambang Susantono, VP of Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development
Asian Investment Bank for Infrastructure (AIIB) – Joachim von Amsberg, VP of Policy and Strategy
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) – Nandita Parshad, Managing Director Sustainable Infrastructure Group
European Investment Bank – EIB – Lilyana Pavlova, Vice President, EIB (Chair)
Inter-American Development Bank (IaDB) – Luis Alberto Moreno, President of IaDB
Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) – Dr. Mansur Muhtar, VP country programs
New Development Bank (NDB) – Anil Kishora, VP and Chief Risk Officer
World Bank (WB) – Makhtar Diop, VP of Infrastructure