The FedEx Road Safety Award recognizes the results-oriented commitment, involvement, and willingness to learn of NGO members of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety. It recognizes the potential of road safety nongovernmental organizations and seeks to honor small, growing organizations that seize opportunities and amplify best practices in the road safety community. Read more about the award HERE.
In 2021, due to the pandemic, the award has been presented virtually to five NGO members of the Alliance, including the Irish Road Victims’ Association and a coalition of four NGOs from Latin America. Read the press release HERE.
Watch Rock Sherman, Vice President, Roads Network, FedEx Express Europe, and Lotte Brondum, the Alliance’s Executive Director, present the award.
IRVA is a valuable voice for road safety and road victims in Ireland. Two of its members have recently been re-elected for a second term to the national Road Safety Authority (RSA). IRVA’s founder, Donna Price, has built on the NGOs’ experience in Ireland to start the International Road Victims’ Partnership (IRVP), a network of NGOs around the world harnessing their joint experience to improve post-crash response.
“We are delighted to be recognised for our road safety efforts in this way. This great honour means a lot to me personally, as it does to all of the IRVA board members, volunteers and bereaved families who work tirelessly to prevent road deaths and serious injury, and to support road victims and their families. I dedicate this FedEx Award to my 18-year-old son Darren who was tragically killed in a crash in March 2006. I accept it in his memory, and in honour of all of our loved ones killed and seriously injured in preventable crashes on roads all over the world.”Donna Price, IRVA
Association MiNU and ACTIVVAS, Argentina, Fundacion CAVAT, Ecuador, and Jovenes Salvaguarda, Mexico
These four NGOs are working as a coalition under the Alliance Incubator program to promote the safe use of bicycles in the Latin American cities they work in. In addition to awareness programs with delivery workers, families, and young people, the coalition partners will launch advisory boards for cycling in each country involving national, regional and local government, private sector, NGOs and experts. The NGOs have combined their individual strengths in their coalition and have used the Alliance as a platform for further growth. Although based in different countries, they have harnessed a shared experience to further their visions and missions in Latin America.
“We are honored to receive the FedEx Award for the work that we are doing as a coalition to advocate for safer cycling in countries across Latin America. The Incubator Program has given us the opportunity to work in closer collaboration, enhancing the work of our individual organizations and increasing the impact of our activities as we strive to achieve common goals. The FedEx Award will allow us to expand the reach of our work and gain more visibility for both the project and the NGOs in our home countries.”Martin Galanternik, MINU Asociación Civil
See the award winners’ acceptance speeches below.