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 goal is to accelerate progress and achieve better road safety outcomes in the region.
On 27 November 2020, the Africa Chapter of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road and the Africa Network of Road Safety Legislators met for the first time to initiate a dialogue that was aimed at aligning Africa’s road safety legislators and Africa road safety NGOs. The dialogue session was a valuable opportunity for Alliance NGOs in Africa to build relationships with legislators who share our vision to achieve the UN Resolution on Improving Global Road Safety and the 2030 goal to reduce road deaths and injuries by 50%.
The dialogue brought forth several challenges faced by government/NGO relations, as well as possible solutions to improve the relations. The dialogue concluded with five recommendations that, if implemented, could contribute to strengthening the relationships between NGOs and legislators in decision making processes and contribute to improving road safety outcomes in Africa.
Pursuant to this first dialogue, we invite you to attend a second dialogue session on Thursday 28 September 2023 at 14:00-15:30 EAT.
The dialogue will be held online in English and French. More information about the guest speakers and high-level panelists coming soon.
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