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 had a peer-reviewed paper titled […]
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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 learned on the training as […]
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“Senegal is seeing growing motorization and infrastructure, but road safety is not keeping up: engineers while building new roads try but don’t always succeed to put people safety first and a big issue is the population are not following rules. We need political will to make road safety a priority and that is not yet […]
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Earlier this month, the Alliance Accelerator was piloted in Kampala, Uganda. The Accelerator will help NGOs to look at road safety challenges with a bottom-up approach, working from the problem to the solution, and utilizing Design Thinking and the Business Canvas Model. The pilot accelerator was attended by seven NGOs, government officials, academics, and media […]
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Les Ambassadeurs de la Sécurité Routière (ASR) has a track record of successful government advocacy and mass awareness campaigns. For its #CommitToAct campaign, it is focusing on the issue of 30 km/per hour speed limits outside schools. The campaign demand builds on a commitment received by ASR in the first phase of #CommitToAct in 2019. […]
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How can NGOs have better collaborations with legislators and which countries are doing it well? How can continuity be ensured when governments and staff change? Why have so few countries ratified the Africa Road Safety Charter? These were some of the issues deliberated by Members of Parliament representing the African Regional Network of Road Safety […]
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New Training Program Equips NGOs to Campaign for Safe Post-Pandemic Recovery in Africa 26 October 2020, Nairobi, Kenya Last week in Nairobi, Kenya, 24 NGOs from 15 countries in Africa took part in a training program co-organized by the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance) and the UN Environment Share the Road […]
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According to official police data, road crash rates in Rwanda have decreased 17% since the start of Gerayo Amahoro (which means “arrive safely”), a road safety initiative spearheaded by the Rwanda Police Force in collaboration with Alliance member Healthy People Rwanda (HPR) who suggested and helped plan the campaign. The initiative is a result of […]
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Following the Alliance Advocate training in Nairobi, Kenya, in April 2018, NGOs each targeted a single school to assess, using iRAP’s Star Rating for Schools methodology. The goal was to gauge the safety of each school’s surrounding streets and to focus on high-risk areas, where children were most in danger. Following the assessments, the NGOs […]
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In Nairobi, Kenya, only 15% of journeys are made by private cars. Most are on foot or by bicycle. However, for decades, new road construction and upgrades have overlooked the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, leaving them exposed to fast, aggressive, and dangerous traffic. According to the Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Master Plan (NIUPLAN), almost […]
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The UN Environment Programme and The Walk 21 Foundation are seeking insights via their COVID-19 in Africa Mobility Response Survey, which closes 31 July 2020. Responses are sought at city and national levels from government authorities, NGOs, academics, the private sector, and others working in Africa. Find the survey HERE.
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