NEWS & EVENTS

  • 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,… READ MORE
    Source: Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Published on: 2022-11-24
  • 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… READ MORE
    Source: Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Published on: 2022-11-18
  • 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… READ MORE
    Source: Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Published on: 2022-10-20
  • 70% of people in Namibia do not own a car. However, the public transport network is limited and the majority of people rely on taxis to travel around. It is estimated that 34% of income is spent on transport. In the past, walking and cycling have not been prioritized. “Our… READ MORE
    Source: Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Published on: 2022-08-25
  • Up to a billion people in Africa walk and cycle for 56 minutes every day. More people walk than any other form of transport on the continent. However, only 5% of roads in Africa provide an acceptable standard (three-star or better using the iRAP system) for pedestrians and 7% for… READ MORE
    Source: Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Published on: 2022-08-23
  • Organized under the theme: The 2030 horizon for road safety: securing a decade of action and delivery, the High-level Meeting (HLM) on Improving Global Road Safety will be held 30 June and 1 July 2022 in New York. Heads of State, Ministers, and countries’ permanent missions will meet with the… READ MORE
    Source: Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Published on: 2022-06-20
  • In Uganda, HOVITA and URRENO renewed their call for 30 km/h limits around schools. The two NGOs have jointly advocated for this measure for the past 18 months, through the Alliance Incubator Program and the UN Global Road Safety Week in May 2021. Last year they received a commitment from… READ MORE
    Source: Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Published on: 2022-05-27
  • During the UN Global Road Safety Week in 2021, South Africans Against Drunk Driving (SADD) received a commitment from the municipality of Cape Town, for 30 km/h limits around eight schools in Zonnebloem, during pick up and drop off times. A year on, the NGO is using the implementation of… READ MORE
    Source: Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Published on: 2022-05-15
  • According to the Uganda police force’s  Annual Crime Report, over 12,000 road traffic crashes occurred in 2019, of which 3,400 were fatal, leading to over 14,000 deaths. Pedestrians, including school children, are among the most affected. In 2021, two Alliance member NGOs, the Uganda Road Accident Reduction Network Organization (URRENO)… READ MORE
    Source: Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Published on: 2021-12-15
  • One of the recommended actions in the Global Plan is a shift to toward walking, cycling and public transport, noting that by 2030 “urban mobility will exceed the capacity of systems that rely largely on private vehicles such as cars and motorcycles.” It endorses policies that lower speeds and prioritize the needs of… READ MORE
    Source: Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Published on: 2021-10-27
  • On 1-2 December 2021, the Alliance will host a training session on Integrated Approach in Advacoacy for Safer Streets. The training, in collaboration with UNEP and NACTO, focuses on how NGOs can drive change by advocating for policies that transform streets into mixed-use spaces that can be used for a… READ MORE
    Source: Africa Chapter Published on: 2021-10-13
  • In November, the Alliance hosted a training on Commitment and Accountability which was delivered in collaboration with Accountability International. Our members in Africa attended this capacity building session where they were trained on how they can drive accountability at the national level, monitor progress and advocate for action. They were… READ MORE
    Source: Africa Chapter Published on: 2021-10-13
  • Updated 27 April 2022 In Senegal, a long-awaited law mandating 30 km/h limits around all schools in the country has been approved. Alliance member LASER International has been instrumental in advising the Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport on the drafting of the new law. LASER International has been advocating for… READ MORE
    Source: Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Published on: 2021-08-25
  • In 2019, the Alliance and the International Road Federation (IRF Geneva), supported by the FIA Road Safety Grants Programme, launched the LEARN program, starting first in Kenya and Senegal, and expanding in 2020–2021 with additional support from Total Energies Foundation, to Cameroon, Uganda, Togo, and Zambia. The program uses multi-sectoral… READ MORE
    Source: Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Published on: 2021-08-24
  • In 2017, the Kenyan parliament passed the Child Safety Amendment Act, which introduced speed limits around schools where possible, speed calming where limits could not be reduced, regulation of school transport, and statutory penalties for breaking these measures. Most elements of the law, which had been drafted by a coalition… READ MORE
    Source: Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Published on: 2021-07-27
  • During UN Global Road Safety Week, South Africans Against Drunk Driving (SADD) obtained the commitment of Alderman Felicity Purchase, the Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, City of Cape Town, who holds the ability to change speed limits in the local area, to reduce speed limits around most schools in the… READ MORE
    Source: Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Published on: 2021-06-30
  • The Decade of Action and Global Plan was launched on 28 October 2021. This was an advocacy opportunity for NGOs and other civil society activists to push for governments to implement interventions aligned to the global plan to contribute to achieving the 50% reduction in road deaths and injuries by… READ MORE
    Source: Africa Chapter Published on: 2021-06-18
  • This month, Zambia Road Safety Trust (ZRST) organized the first car-free day in Lusaka, Zambia. The day, which will become a monthly event, supports the ongoing implementation of 30 km/h in the country. The car-free day took place in the city’s central business district. Motorized vehicles were prevented from entering… READ MORE
    Source: Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Published on: 2021-04-23
  • In 2020, several Alliance members participated in the Journal of Road Safety Mentorship Program provided by the Australasian College of Road Safety to promote evidence-based road safety programs from NGOs and encourage a greater focus on data. Through the program, Alliance member Uganda Road Accident Reduction Network Organization (URRENO) recently… READ MORE
    Source: Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Published on: 2021-02-22
  • In December 2019, 30kmph limits became regulation on urban roads across Zambia. Zambia Road Safety Trust (ZRST) was one of the NGOs advocating for the new measures, alongside Amend and Vital Strategies, Daniel Mwamba, Executive Director of ZRST is a 2016 Alliance Advocate. He credits the power-mapping principles that he… READ MORE
    Source: Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Published on: 2021-02-19