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Panel of road safety experts

In November 2020, the Fund launched its second Call for Proposals, which will disburse USD 4 million to approved projects aimed at reducing road traffic fatalities.

Panel of experts was set-up to conduct appraisals of the project proposals submitted to the 2020 Call for Proposals to the UNRSF on the basis of the Fund’s Global Framework Plan of Action for Road Safety, Funding Criteria and Policies, and the decisions of the Advisory Board and Steering Committee. Check out their biographies below:

Team Leader - Professor Dr. Shaw Voon Wong: More than 20 years of academic, research, management, initiative implementation and advisory experience on road safety. Appointed to the international academic expert group to the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm. Member of the expert panel of Commonwealth Road Safety Initiatives and a Road Safety Expert to the FIA High Level Panel. Led investigation and analysis of road traffic crashes, served as advisor to governments for road safety and various road safety initiatives and institutions, and involved in improving road traffic safety management in low- and middle-income countries. He has previously conducted appraisals of the projects submitted to the 2019 Call for Proposals. 

Dr. Maria Segui Gomez: With almost 30 years in road safety, she has worked in the academic environment exclusively between 1993 and 2011 reaching full professor status. From 2012 to 2016, as the General Director for Traffic in, Spain, her tenure was marked by a decline in fatalities of 18% and securing the lowest fatality counts ever in Spain since 1960 for 3 years in a row. Played an active role in the development of Regional Road Safety Observatories, including the establishment of OISEVI, the African Road Safety Observatory and the Asian Pacific Road Safety Observatory. Involved in the development and implementation of road safety plans and programs in Colombia, Morocco, Azerbaijan, Myanmar and Nepal.

Prof. George Yannis: Has been actively involved for more than 30 years as engineer, academic, advisor and decision maker in transportation planning and engineering with main expertise in road safety at the national, European and global level. Member of 81 international scientific organisations and committees of the European Commission and other international organisations, in the field of transportation science with most of them focusing on road safety. Contributed to a large number of research and engineering studies and has experience evaluating several project proposals for several Governments and International Organisations. Has implemented road safety projects in Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe.