Events


Editorial: transforming streets, prioritizing pedestrian safety

Our 2024 #CommitToAct campaign highlights unsafe journeys and demands safer conditions. Using Mobility Snapshots, road safety activists assess intersections from a pedestrian perspective, demonstrating the need for life-saving interventions. So far, the snapshots from our members have revealed critical concerns and deficiencies in road infrastructure that should protect pedestrians. They have highlighted that frequently used […]

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Alliance welcomes new members

The Alliance is excited to welcome five new members who joined recently. Full members Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), Switzerland is the governing body of motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. In order to more easily promote motorcycling, the FIM has spent many decades of its 120 years working to make motorcycling safer and […]

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Transformative impact of iRAP road safety projects: 700,000 lives saved

According to a recent study by Johns Hopkins University published in PLOS One, the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) methodology has prevented nearly 700,000 deaths and serious injuries across 74 countries since 2016. This significant achievement highlights the life-saving impact of iRAP’s road safety interventions. The study, titled “Statistical Estimation of Fatal and Serious Injuries […]

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Fundación Emilia: leading change in road safety through data-driven advocacy in Chile  

Fundación Emilia is advocating for the widespread adoption of 30 km/h zones in Chile as part of their Alliance Incubator project using the Accountability Toolkit. Their advocacy places a strong emphasis on data to inform the most effective ways to make roads safer. Its work focuses particularly on urban areas where lower speed limits can […]

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Editorial: using data to drive advocacy

“Advocacy, commitments, funding, and implementation of interventions which do not reduce deaths and injuries are wasting time and resources,” said Chika Sakashita, the Alliance’s Director of Research and Accountability, in an Alliance opinion piece Accountability: what it means for governments and NGOs in road safety, published in 2023. Good road safety decisions and implementations are […]

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Alliance welcomes new members

The Alliance is excited to welcome two new members who joined recently. Full member Fundación Tactic Vial, Colombia, comprises a team of professionals from diverse fields such as law, traffic and transportation, road safety, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, and occupational health and safety. This foundation is dedicated to promoting road safety through education and awareness, firmly […]

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TRANSSAFE Living Labs for Road Safety in Rwanda

Healthy People Rwanda, an Alliance member, is part of the TRANS-SAFE consortium and will be supporting the implementation of the Living Labs project in Rwanda. The Living Labs is part of the TRANS-SAFE project, which encompasses different demonstration actions in selected African cities with the purpose of testing different types of innovative and integrated Safe […]

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Alliance welcomes new members

The Alliance is excited to welcome four new members who joined recently. Full members Confederación Nacional de Organismos de Apoyo al Tránsito, Colombia is a road safety advocacy organization, striving to bolster road safety measures, promote life-saving practices, and minimize road crashes on Colombia’s roads. They also focus on unifying and representing various organizations that support […]

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A milestone for road safety in Malawi: ROSAF’s advocacy for 30 km/h zones

According to the Global Status Report on Road Safety 2023, road traffic fatalities in Malawi increased from 18 per 100,000 population in 2018 to 20 per 100,000 population in 2023. While the country has legislation on speed limits, the urban speed limit is 50 km/h. Alliance member, Road Safety Alert Foundation (ROSAF) in Malawi has […]

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Editorial: NGO credibility and accountability

NGO advocacy is an important component for pushing toward the 2030 SDG targets. As the end of the decade draws nearer, their role in pushing for accountability to achieve the SDGs becomes increasingly urgent. NGOs can bring the greatest value to the 2030 SDG targets when they are able to influence and participate meaningfully in […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Partnership to strengthen NGO advocacy for accountability for safer roads 

19 March 2024 A new partnership to support seven NGOs to advocate for 30km/h streets has been launched by the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety, supported by the FIA Foundation.  This partnership aims to accelerate the implementation of life-saving road safety interventions in Africa, Asia, and Latin America through practical advocacy tools designed […]

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Member focus: the impact of Stockholm on Thailand

Ratanawadee Winther at the 3rd Ministerial Conference in Stockholm © Alhstrom/Elgquist The 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety (Ministerial Conference) in Stockholm not only set pivotal new goals but also strengthened the global community, particularly NGOs and road safety advocates, with renewed commitment and vision. A central outcome of the Stockholm Conference was the […]

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Editorial – Marrakech 2025: invest in road safety

This month marks one year until the 4th Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety to be held 18-19 February 2025 in Marrakech, Morocco. 2025 is the midpoint of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030. The conference therefore represents a checkpoint to review progress and build further commitment to halving road deaths and injuries […]

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From Stockholm to Marrakech: key insights from Claes Tingvall on navigating the road ahead

A cross section of dignitaries at the 3rd Ministerial Conference in Stockholm. © Alhstrom/Elgquist As we build up to the 4th Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Marrakech, Morocco, next year, the Alliance spoke with Professor Claes Tingvall, the former Director of Road Safety in Sweden and Chairman of the Academic Expert Group for the […]

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Alliance welcomes new member

The Alliance is excited to welcome one new member who joined recently. Full member Movimiento contra el Exceso de velocidad Letal, Chile has a central mission of contributing to significantly improving road safety and reducing the number of fatalities and injuries from road traffic crashed. The organization is actively involved in advocating for legislative changes to […]

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Enabling Environment and Framework: Strengthening Advocacy and Accountability

The Assessment of the Enabling Environment for Road Safety Civil Society Organizations in Three Sub-Saharan African Countries provides a framework designed to initiate discussions between government and civil society working in road safety to identify and analyze barriers and enablers for both parties to address in collaboration. The framework was published by the Alliance in […]

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PRESS RELEASE: New NGO advocacy initiative to drive implementation of life-saving policies

24 January 2024 Today, the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance) announces its latest cohort of NGOs into the Alliance Incubator program (Incubator), supported by Michelin and the TotalEnergies Foundation program. The Incubator mobilizes and strengthens NGOs’ advocacy to drive implementation of interventions that have been proven to be effective in reducing […]

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Editorial: Building NGO capacity for impact

This month, the Alliance announced the third cohort of NGOs to take part in the Alliance Incubator, our flagship capacity building initiative. Capacity building is set out in our Strategic Plan as one of the three pillars to achieve our impact goals. We are excited to see how these Incubator NGOs use the program to […]

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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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NGOs and the Global Status Report

The recently released Global Status Report on Road Safety 2023 offers a crucial overview of the progress and challenges in road safety worldwide. To dissect these issues, the Alliance recently convened an online session on NGOs and the Global Status Report with Nhan Tran, Head, Safety and Mobility, Department of the Social Determinants of Health, […]

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