2006/BMC2/016 CTI 02/2007 Page 1 of 17 APEC PROJECT PROPOSAL Facesheet Name of Committee/Working Group: APEC Automotive Dialogue / Committee on Investment and Trade Title of Project: APEC Automotive Dialogue Road Safety Summit Proposing APEC Economy: 1) United States Co-sponsoring APEC Economies: 2) Australia; 3) Japan Project number: CTI 02/2007 Date received by Secretariat: (Tick one) [ ] Project seeking APEC funding [ ] Progress Report [ ] Evaluation Report (Tick one if applicable) [ ] Operational Account [ ] TILF Special Account [ ] APEC Support Fund (Tick if applicable) [ ] QAF attached [ ] QAF not applicable [ ] QAF attached Financial Total cost of proposal (US$): Amount being sought from APEC funding (US$): Information $150,000 $50,000 Type of Project: [ ] seminar/symposium [ ] short-term training course [ ] survey or analysis and research [ ] database/website [ ] others (Please specify) Project start date: September 2006 Project end date: April 2007 Brief Description of Project -- its purpose and the principal activities (including when and where): Conduct a one-day conference immediately preceding the APEC Transportation Working Group Ministerial meeting in Adelaide, Australia, in March 2007, with the objective to raise the awareness of APEC economies not presently focused on the issue of road safety and provide them with knowledge of the necessary tools to develop and implement national road safety plans. The focus will be on sharing good practices and road safety expertise; identifying major road safety issues; promotion of common data elements that can form the scientific basis for sound regulatory frameworks; and, encouraging APEC economies to commit to setting road casualty reduction targets. The approach will be to assist developing economies by bringing them together with various entities that play a role in implementing road traffic safety plans including government officials, the Global Road Safety Partnership, World Health Organization, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the private sector, which includes the automakers, road-builders, insurers, large fleet operators, and other key stakeholders. Participants in the conference will gain an understanding of road safety trends; the importance of quality data collection and sound analysis; capacity and training needs; strategies to protect the most vulnerable road users; infrastructure design and implementation; the issues related to multiple roadway users; successful approaches to training new drivers; child safety initiatives; and, the initiatives of vehicle manufacturers to enhance the safety of their products. Project Overseer: Name, Title and Organization (M/F) Alex Parle Trade Specialist National Center for APEC 2006/BMC2/016 CTI 02/2007 Page 2 of 17 Postal address: Tel: 206-441-9022 2200 Alaskan Way Suite 420 Fax: 206-441-1006 Seattle, WA 98121-1684 E-mail: email@example.com Signature of Project Overseer: (Separate written confirmation acceptable for email submission) Date: Signature of Committee Chair/WG Lead Shepherd: (Not applicable to Progress Report and Evaluation Report) (Separate written confirmation acceptable for email submission) Date: Details of the Project Proposal A. Project Design Project Objectives 1) Describe briefly how this project directly responds to the priorities set by APEC Leaders and Ministers and/or the vision of the host economy. Please make reference to the relevant parts of APEC documents. Meets the Ecotech objectives of addressing integration into the global economy; social dimension of globalization; and, developing human capital. Supports the 2004 APEC Economic Leaders’ Santiago Declaration: “We underscored the need to deepen capacity building initiatives in the region through private/public partnerships and increased interaction with international financial institutions.” (November 20-21, 2004 Santiago de Chile) th Supports the 4 APEC Transportation Ministerial Meeting Joint Statement: “Implement a road safety technical assistance initiative to establish a model traffic safety data collection and evaluation system to better target road safety policies and strategies and combat road safety hazards.” (July 27-29, 2004 Bali, Indonesia) Supports the 2003 Leaders’ Declaration: Bangkok Declaration on Partnership for the Futures: “3. Using APEC to Help People and Societies Benefit from Globalization – Sustainable economic development requires empowering people and strengthening societies for globalization. In this regard, we welcomed efforts to increase APEC’s contribution to this process by making it more effective; better focusing and strengthening its work on economic and technical cooperation; and increasing its interaction with international financial institutions, the private sector, and other outside organizations. This will make APEC’s work more effective in bridging the gap between developed and developing economies.” rd Supports the 3 APEC Transportation Ministerial Meeting Joint Statement: “15. Without limiting the ability of the Transportation Working Group to use its initiative in the future, we commend the Group for its efforts to identify major road transportation safety problems as a first step to improve road safety in the APEC region, and recognize the importance of the improvements in road safety and environment as one of the Group’s priorities; encourage the Group to consider enhancing its work by seeking cooperation with public and private sectors to address road safety as well as environmental concerns through, among other 2006/BMC2/016 CTI 02/2007 Page 3 of 17 things, development of economically feasible and highly effective measures, and assisting economies to implement these measures.” (May 6-9, 2002 Lima, Peru) 2) Describe the key objectives of the project – usually no more than three Raise the importance of the road safety issue as a policy priority in developing APEC economies. Promote use of common data elements and data collection methodology to establish a scientific basis for effective road safety programs. Establish a process for sharing good practices and road safety expertise among APEC economies and identify where further collaboration and sharing is desirable. 3) Assessment. With reference to each objective in paragraph 2), provide the current status and expected end-of-project target, so that the success of the project can be measured over the short and medium term. The targets should be quantitative but if this is not possible then a precise description of the change aimed at should be given. Where appropriate, sex- disaggregated data should be used for assessment in order to detect any differential impact of the project on men and women. Some, but not all, APEC economies have national road safety improvement plans: the objective is to have a commitment from all APEC economies by March 2007 to develop and implement such plans including plans focused on major risk factors. By March 2007, results from Thailand’s APEC Road Safety Data Project will be available for review and discussion as well as recommendation from the private sector. Second economy identified for second traffic data project and private sector funding secured. By March 2007, good practice guides will be completed and ready for dissemination and discussion on the challenges of seatbelts; alcohol use; helmets; and road safety management guidelines. 4) Explain who the intended beneficiaries of this project are. Policy makers in APEC economies that are not currently focused on road safety as a national health or transport priority. Developed APEC economies that could make road safety a greater focus of their bilateral aid engagement with other APEC economies and encourage them to contribute financially, technically and politically to the global coordination on this issue. 5) Describe precisely the expected project outputs. Describe how these outputs will benefit the targeted beneficiaries. Data collection proposal: Gain endorsement from Ministers for a commitment to use sound data as the foundation for road safety policy development. Gain endorsement from developing economies to undertake a rigorous study of road traffic statistics and data gathering using the Thailand pilot as a model. A second study will be approved for another APEC developing economy that will be funded by the private sector and work will commence in mid-2007. Presentation of good practices developed by the Global Collaboration (World Health Organization, World Bank, Global Road Safety Partnership, FIA Foundation) on Helmets, Road Safety Management, Seat Belts & Child Restraints, Alcohol, and Data & Speed Management: Adoption of an APEC-wide process for 2006/BMC2/016 CTI 02/2007 Page 4 of 17 disseminating the good practices guides with appropriate curriculum and training that will enable effective implementation. National Road Safety Plans: Identification of the components of national road traffic safety plans (risk factors, appropriate data, road infrastructure designs, legal frameworks, enforcement, vehicle safety design and performance, and emergency response capacity and capability). Linking these plans into an APEC-wide goal for reduction of road crashes, fatalities, and injuries that includes scheduled reviews of plans and status reports regarding plan implementation at regular intervals (e.g., APEC Transportation Ministerial). 6) For applications under the TILF Special Account: Describe briefly how this project will contribute to the APEC Trade and Investment Liberalization and Facilitation (e.g. relevance to specific parts of the Osaka Action Agenda). Not Applicable Linkages 7) Which other APEC fora have been consulted about this project and what were the results? APEC Transportation Working Group: At their May 2004 meetings, the TPT-WG endorsed the APEC Auto Dialogue’s Road Safety Summit proposal that focuses on a public/private partnership to reduce vehicle crashes and associated injuries and fatalities. Furthermore, the private sector has provided financial support for the ongoing Thailand APEC Road Safety Data Project. APEC Health Task Force: Because of the strong linkage between road safety and public health, the APEC Auto Dialogue will closely coordinate program content, goals, and objectives with the APEC Health Task Force. The APEC Business Advisory Council has expressed support for this initiative. 8) Active Participation Describe how the intended beneficiaries among APEC stakeholders – APEC fora, governments, private sector and civil society, men/women – will participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the project. There is broad interest, knowledge, and capacity within APEC to move the road safety issue forward and the APEC Auto Dialogue’s Road Safety Summit can serve as a useful catalyst to bring these interests together in a collaborative approach. Public/private partnerships are a recognized strength of APEC and such an approach is proven to be effective in dealing with road safety issues. The Road Safety Summit will be planned and coordinated by the APEC Auto Dialogue with the United States, Australia, and Japan taking the lead. Work on road safety is being undertaken in several national, regional, or global forums but important linkages may not be in place to effectively assist developing economies. The APEC framework and the Auto Dialogue in particular provide the opportunity to make those linkages. Industry representatives (automotive, road infrastructure, others), road safety experts, government officials and policymakers, and regional economic development organizations that have identified road safety as a key area for their engagement and support will be participants in the Summit. A proposed outcome of the Summit is to achieve progress toward an APEC-wide goal for reduction of road safety crashes/fatalities/injuries that includes 2006/BMC2/016 CTI 02/2007 Page 5 of 17 scheduled reviews of plans and status reports regarding plan implementation at regular intervals. 9) Project influence Describe how this project might contribute to any current or completed projects or activities in APEC or elsewhere. Why is APEC the most appropriate institution to fund the project? APEC is naturally positioned to proactively address the projected road crashes/fatalities/injuries challenge across the participating economies. Some of the developed APEC economies such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, and the United States have years of research and experience in helping reduce road traffic fatalities and injuries. Some developing economies in APEC have also taken important steps to address the issue. The Auto Dialogue’s Road Safety Summit will build upon the learnings of the Thailand APEC Road Safety Data Project (partially funded by auto industry), as well as studies undertaken by the Land Transport Experts Group of the APEC TPT-WG. Methodology 10) Describe the project’s methodology. Break down the project implementation into discrete functional steps over time with the associated outputs clearly specified. Identify the principal risks involved in each step if any, and explain how they will be managed. Risks may include major delays and failures, expected cooperation not materializing, etc. The APEC Auto Dialogue will hold the one-day Road Safety Summit in March 2007 in Adelaide, Australia. The event will be scheduled immediately prior to the APEC Transportation Ministerial to maximize participation by experts at both functions. The approach will combine presentations and discussions. Disseminate best practices and provide the tools necessary to develop national road safety plans and gain commitment to link them into an APEC-wide goal for reduction of road safety crashes, fatalities, and injuries with scheduled reviews of plans and status reports regarding plan implementation at regular intervals. 11) Which APEC member economies will participate in each component of this project and what contribution are they expected to make? United States: Project development, project management, private sector financial contribution Australia: Planning and logistics support Japan: Planning, private sector financial contribution Dissemination of Project Output 12) Please include a plan for the publication and dissemination of the results of the project, including: a. the nature of the target audience; A summary of findings and recommendations of the Road Safety Summit will be reported to the APEC Transportation Ministers, APEC Health Ministers, APEC Auto Dialogue participants, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Red Cross, and other appropriate fora. 2006/BMC2/016 CTI 02/2007 Page 6 of 17 b. the form and content; Findings and recommendations will be in English. c. format (e.g. hard copies, floppy discs, internet uploading); Materials will be in hard copy and CD, and will be available for posting on the APEC website. d. number of copies for the publication; 400 e. a publicity plan for: i) briefing the general or specialist media about key components of the project; ii) the promotion of sales or other dissemination of the final product; and a budget for publication and dissemination, to form part of the itemized budget. The APEC Auto Dialogue, the Project Overseer, private industry, and the APEC Secretariat will coordinate to develop an appropriate public relations plan and draft media statements as required. Gender Concerns 13) Many projects have the potential to affect men and women differently because of their different roles and positions in many societies. What steps does this project take to ensure that it benefits both groups and in particular does not disadvantage women? (Common responses include: using gender analysis to design project methodologies and inputs (e.g. surveys); including women in the planning, management, allocation of resources and implementation of a project; taking steps to ensure equitable participation by men and women; making special efforts to disseminate project results to women; and using sex-disaggregated data for project assessment.) The Road Safety Summit is a gender neutral initiative. Women will engage in this project as planners, presenters, and implementers. 14) Show how the objectives of the project provide benefits for women. APEC Ministers have indicated (Framework for the Integration of Women in APEC) that benefits might include: increasing the involvement of women in the economy and economic institutions; integrating women into the global economy; strengthening small and medium sized enterprises; and reducing gender inequalities, including through education and training. Increasing motorization and access to enhanced personal and goods mobility is a key enabler to economic growth. But unless steps are taken to ensure that this increased motorization is accompanied by an appropriate safety framework, there will be a significant toll in terms of loss of life. While the road traffic fatalities continue their strong downward trend in developed countries, it is projected that they will grow dramatically in developing economies. Based on current trends, the World Health Organization forecasts that road traffic fatalities will almost double globally by 2020 to almost 2 million deaths annually, with road traffic fatalities moving from number nine to three in terms of the leading causes of disease/injury globally. Much of this projected increase in fatalities will occur in APEC economies. This issue is important not just in terms of public health, but also in terms of economic development, because a disproportionate number of fatalities and 2006/BMC2/016 CTI 02/2007 Page 7 of 17 injuries occur among primary breadwinners in the family, and the overall costs are a significant burden to women and society as a whole. Budget 15) Please attach an itemized budget for the project in the format at Annex A. Where appropriate, provide details of the project’s budget that are allocated to activities that address the specific needs of women. The budget should illustrate the assumptions adopted (e.g. unit costs) for the computations. Remember to include all self-funding and to consult the list of eligible expenses in the Guidebook to APEC Projects. Advice on budget formulation, including acceptable unit costs, can be sought from the APEC Secretariat. See Annex A. 16) A timetable for the drawdown of APEC funding requested for the project, including details of any advance payment or installment payment requested and justifications for such requests. The expenses covered by APEC are travel costs and per diem expenses incurred by participants from eligible APEC developing economies and advanced payment is requested. The travel costs contained in the budget are based on estimates at this point in the planning process and may be revised either up or down once all of the participants are identified. 17) Details of any request for waiver or exception from the normal APEC financial rules with justifications. (Examples are from tendering requirements; for advance payment; for government officials to receive funding; for active participants from travel-eligible economies to receive per diems) Not applicable. 18) NOT required for projects for consideration at BMC II (July/August meeting) or for ASF projects but required for all others. Give reasons for the urgency of the project. (These projects should relate to previous APEC Ministers’ or Leaders’ Declarations or current host economy’s priorities. Reasons may include the project output as contributing to one of the major deliverables for the year) 2006/BMC2/016 CTI 02/2007 Page 8 of 17 Annex A APEC Project * Itemized Budget for Financial Year 2007 (Please tick .) This project is: a seminar, symposium or short-term training course a survey or analysis and research project neither the above but involves the provision of equipment Items No. of Units Unit Rate APEC Funding Self (USD) Financing (USD) Direct Labour Speaker’s Honorarium 5 speakers $1,000 $5,000 (government officials ineligible) - Translator’s Fees - Short-term clerical 3 people x 2 $150 daily rate $ 900 and secretarial staff days remuneration - Consultant (including $17,500 Researcher) Fees - Consultant’s Together with Secretary Cost consultant fees Travel (Speakers/Experts/ Researchers) - Per Diem (incl. 5 speakers x 2 $150/day $1,500 accommodation and days “additional payment”) - Airfare 5 speakers $1,700 $8,500 Travel (Active participants/ participants/trainees) (only from travel- eligible economies) 2006/BMC2/016 CTI 02/2007 Page 9 of 17 Items No. of Units Unit Rate APEC Funding Self Financing (USD) (USD) - Per Diem (incl. 22 participants $150 $6,600 accommodation and from travel- “additional payment”) eligible (active participants) economies x 2 days - Airfare (restricted 22 participants $2,000 $44,000 economy class) from travel- eligible economies Other items Publication of report (no. of copies) (including distribution) Equipment / Materials Rental of $4,000 (describe briefly what is microphones, required and why) photocopy machine, audio- visual equipment for 2 days. Purchase of CD- ROMs and office supplies Photocopying 400 $4,800 Communications $ 800 (Phone/ Fax/ Mail/Courier) Hosting (pl. briefly Transportation of $57,000 describe, e.g., automotive safety conference room rental, displays and stationery) properties, safety display venue rental, conference room rental, lunch, coffee breaks, cocktail reception and dinner, conference binder/bag Total $50,000 $100,000
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