Jeffrey Witte is Executive Director of Amend, a nongovernmental organization (NGO) that develops, implements, and evaluates evidence-based programs to reduce the incidence of road traffic injury in sub-Saharan Africa. Amend has offices in Tanzania, Mozambique, and Ghana, and projects in a dozen countries across Africa. Mr. Witte is also the founding and current President of […]
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health, including road safety. WHO is responsible for UN Global Road Safety Week, which NGOs will plan for at the Global Meeting and will run several workshops and sessions on the Global Status Report and the […]
The Towards Zero Foundation (TZF) works internationally to encourage a world free from road fatalities and serves as platform for co-operation between organisations committed to the application of the Safe System approach. TZF will co-host the High Level Symposium on 12 April 2019.
Violeta Bulc is the European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport and her responsibilities include development of common EU standards for transport safety and security, Violeta Bulc will be a keynote speaker and panel member at the High Level Symposium on April 12 2019.
Jean Todt is the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety. He is a well-known figure in the global road safety community as well as the motor racing world and has been a strong support for NGOs. Jean Todt will open the welcoming event of the Global Meeting on April 10 2019.
Ngochia is working on a slow down project in school zones and building awareness among motorists around three high risk schools in Yaounde and Douala, Cameroon.
Chynara is seeking inclusion of road safety in the mainstream school curriculum . She is also running a grassroots mobilization project in Sokuluk, a city in Kyrgyzstan.
Cathy is developing a tailor-made toolkit for American students traveling on foreign roads.
Engaging influencers and decision-makers in Abuja, Nigeria for a safe school zone. This includes implementation of the iRAP Star Ratings for Schools tool and testing its applicability in assessing road ratings in school zones.
David is spearheading the “Heroes drive in pajamas” campaign where road crash survivors drive vulnerable youth to and from end of year parties in rural areas of Slovenia.
Lucas is working on increased visibility of school bus for improved children safety and installation and demonstration of the benefits of standard reflector tape on school buses at Eagles Nest School in Kikuyu, Kenya.
Esteban is campaigning against distracted driving with the campaign “Quito walks safely”.
Texel is focusing on safe school zones, expanding the Mozambique kids court, school community mobilization for increased lobbying for signage and speed calming measures around schools in Maputo high risk schools.
Gabriela is mobilizing public support in Brasilia through an educational video outreach campaign and engaging decision makers for fast-tracking child car restraints law review in Brazil.
Maatla’s project is “Don’t drink and drive-Too young to die” peer to peer education outreach in bars and clubs among students of the University of Botswana, Gaborone campus.
Vusal is working on a survey of child restraint systems and community mobilization for increased enforcement of child safety in cars.
“As a researcher with FGR, I get to contribute to society doing what I enjoy most.” As the Research Department Coordinator for the Fundación Gonzalo Rodríguez (FGR), Florencia Lambrosquini’s work is focused on building the evidence base on child road safety in Uruguay and other countries in the Latin American region. They share the findings […]
“The most meaningful work we have been able to do is the formation of a national road safety alliance, bringing different actors together for synergies and reduced duplication.” Milan Dharel is a university professor working in the area of human rights. He and his colleagues at Swatantrata Abhiyan Nepal (SAN) consider road fatalities a serious […]
“The most important thing that makes me stay and work hard in road safety for more than six years is that I know I can change something in road safety, and everyday I feel I have already done a little. It’s a great feeling!” Every year in the small country of Georgia, around 8000 road […]
“It is very fulfilling working everyday to prevent unnecessary loss of young lives, lives cut short before they even start.” Simon Kalolo has met many parents whose children were injured or killed in road crashes, and their stories drive him forward. Preventable crashes—caused by poor driving, inadequate infrastructure, and lack of knowledge among children about […]