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The Impact of the Alliance Incubator in building NGO capacity in Uganda

According to the Uganda Police Force Annual Crimes and Traffic Report, 628 school-aged pedestrians below the age of 18 died in road crashes in 2020. There has been an increase in the pedestrian death rate for young people aged 12–19 years old since 2013. In 2021, the Uganda Road Accident Reduction Network Organization (URRENO) and […]
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Alliance welcomes new members

The Alliance is excited to welcome two new members who joined recently. Associate members Road Safety Action International (RSAI), Liberia is a community of proactive advocates dedicated to making tangible improvements in global road safety. The organization envisions a world without road crash-related deaths and injuries with an overarching objective of achieving substantial reduction in road […]
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Alliance welcomes new members

The Alliance is excited to welcome two new members who joined recently. Associate members Road Safety Action International (RSAI), Liberia is a community of proactive advocates dedicated to making tangible improvements in global road safety. The organization envisions a world without road crash-related deaths and injuries with an overarching objective of achieving substantial reduction in road […]
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Walk21 Kigali: Action for Walking

This year’s International Walk21 Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities hosted by the University of Rwanda, in partnership with the City of Kigali, UNEP, and Walk21, focused on how to deliver walkable communities and safer streets, promote community participation, and the value of walking. The Conference brought together experts from across Africa and around the […]
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RSA Tanzania: Prioritizing Pedestrians and Vulnerable Road Users through Evidence-Based Interventions

In Tanzania, 30 km/h zones have been incorporated into the draft National Road Safety Plan, expected to be unveiled later this year. This will be an important milestone in the adoption of evidence-based interventions to prioritize pedestrians and other vulnerable road users. The inclusion of 30 km/h zones in the plan follows extensive advocacy by […]
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PRESS RELEASE: New Guide to Empower Creation of Road Safety Data Coalitions in Africa

Today, the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance) and the International Road Federation (IRF), with the support of the TotalEnergies Foundation program, are pleased to release the LEARN Guide, a new resource of information and support to empower road safety advocates globally. The LEARN (Learn, Examine, Act, Replicate, Network) program has already […]
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What is the African Road Safety Charter?

In this article, we look at why the Charter is so significant and how NGOs can use it for advocacy and accountability so that it can become enforceable across Africa. The African Road Safety Charter was adopted in 2016 by African Union (AU) Member States to provide a framework for road safety policy implementation and […]
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LASER International: Spearheading Ratification of the African Road Safety Charter in Senegal

In June 2023, Senegal became the twelfth country to ratify the African Road Safety Charter, meaning that only three more ratifications are needed to make it legally binding and enforceable across Africa. The African Road Safety Charter, an initiative of the African Union (AU), aims to promote road safety and reduce road traffic injuries and […]
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TRANS-SAFE consortium promoting radical road safety transformation through low-cost interventions

The Alliance is part of the TRANS-SAFE consortium, an EU-funded project bringing together different partners, including city authorities and road safety agencies, NGOs, academics, student volunteers, and private sector experts from Europe and Africa. Several Africa Chapter member NGOs are also members of the consortium. The project will promote radical transformation to improve road safety […]
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TRANS-SAFE consortium promoting radical road safety transformation through low-cost interventions

The Alliance is part of the TRANS-SAFE consortium, an EU-funded project bringing together different partners, including city authorities and road safety agencies, NGOs, academics, student volunteers, and private sector experts from Europe and Africa. Several Africa Chapter member NGOs are also members of the consortium. The project will promote radical transformation to improve road safety […]
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Alliance Africa Chapter perspectives

The Alliance’s Africa Chapter was launched in 2018 to unite road safety NGOs in Africa more closely, harness their joint experience, build their capacity and amplify their advocacy voices with their governments. It now has 89 members in 31 countries across the continent. The Chapter provides collaboration opportunities, gives NGOs access to parliamentarians and global and regional partners, provides tools and programs […]
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Walk21 Kigali: Action for Walking – The Affordable and Essential Steps to Improve Walkability

In African cities, walking is the primary mode of transport for the majority, with up to 78% of people walking every day to access work, education, health care, markets, and public transport. Until recently, walking, almost everywhere on the continent, received relatively minor policy attention and resource allocation. Walking infrastructure was lacking: most roads had […]
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Aligning Africa’s Road Safety Legislators and Africa’s Road Safety NGOs

The Africa Chapter is organizing a dialogue between the Chapter’s NGOs and parliamentarians. The primary objective of this dialogue is to further the discussion on the road safety agenda. It aims to build upon the achievements made so far and explore strategies to enhance the collaboration between road safety NGOs and legislators in Africa. The […]
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Pre-hospital care in Tanzania

“Doing nothing to improve pre-hospital emergency response is more expensive for countries than making even the most basic access to pre-hospital care available, whether it is provided by professionals or trained laypeople,” says Jason Friesen, Executive Director, Trek Medics, an Alliance member NGO working on low-cost emergency care interventions in 15 low- and middle- income […]
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AU Road Safety Charter: Workshop Series

In Africa, different frameworks and instruments to address road safety have been developed by regional bodies such as the SADC Transport Protocol, the Accra Declaration, and the AU Road Safety Charter (the Charter). These back up global instruments, including resolution 74/299 Improving Global Road Safety and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (target 3.6)  The […]
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Informational and Capacity Building Workshop Series: Promotion and Advocacy for Full Ratification and Implementation of the AU Road Safety Charter

In Africa, different frameworks and instruments to address road safety have been developed by regional bodies such as the SADC Transport Protocol, the Accra Declaration, and the AU Road Safety Charter (the Charter). These back up global instruments, including resolution 74/299 Improving Global Road Safety and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (target 3.6)  The […]
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30 km/h decree in Tunisia

In February 2023, in Tunisia, decree 151/2000 has been approved for 30 km/h zones around schools across the country. The decree was approved during a meeting of the Council of Ministers, presided over by Prime Minister Naglaa Boudin Ramadan. The new decree is an advocacy success for Alliance member Les Ambassadeurs de la Sécurité Routière […]
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Zambia: Implementation of 30 km/h law through LEARN

Zambia passed a new national law in 2019 that reduced speed limits on urban roads to 30km/h. Since then, Zambia Road Safety Trust (ZRST) has been collaborating with the government to implement the law in school zones, working school by school. ZRST’s efforts have been assisted by the LEARN project, a joint initiative from the […]
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Tunisia: Better data for safer roads through LEARN

LEARN is a joint initiative between IRF and the Alliance, which brings together national government officials, police, road safety NGOs, private sector, and academia to learn how to gather and analyze road safety data more effectively and to use that data to implement effective interventions that will reduce road deaths and injuries. Through the project, […]
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New Africa Chapter website live

A new minisite for the Africa Chapter has been launched on the Alliance website. The site includes Africa-specific news and information about the Chapter, members, and plans. The new site enables the Chapter to build its unique identity and be a home for tailored information for road safety NGOs in Africa. Find the site HERE […]
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