NEWS & EVENTS


Long Wait Over for Pedestrians in Nairobi

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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COVID-19 in Africa Mobility Responses Survey

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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COVID-19: Building Back Better in LMICs

During the pandemic, webinars and online sessions have proved an effective way to share knowledge and ideas. These sessions have enabled many of us to listen to high-level speakers and events that we might not otherwise have been able to attend. The UN Road Safety Fund (UNRSF)’s a webinar on “An Opportunity to Build Back […]

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“Make Sure This Isn’t The Last Face You Ever See”

17 July was World Emoji Day. In Belgium, Alliance member Responsible Young Drivers marked the occasion with a timely reminder not to text and drive. Each year, national newspaper De Standaard, offers a full back page advertisement for creative campaigns from NGOs. This year, Responsible Young Drivers’ campaign was chosen. With the tagline “Make sure […]

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Summer of Road Safety in Tunisia

In Tunisia, Alliance member Les Ambassadeurs de la Sécurité Routière (ASR), as part of a consortium of NGOs alongside the Ministry for the Interior and its departments, has kickstarted a large-scale national awareness campaign to tackle the problem of road crashes. The consortium includes the National Road Safety Observatory and fellow road safety NGOs, ANSR […]

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Speed Limit Reversal in Punjab, India

According to a report issued by the Office of the Director General of the police in Punjab State, India: “Over speeding is the leading cause of deaths in Punjab [India].” The report stated that out of 4725 total deaths in 2018, 2540 people died in road crashes due to over-speeding, and in 2017, 2363 out […]

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Nepal Puts Road Safety on its Annual Priorities

In Nepal, the National Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Mobility, which includes Alliance members Swatantra Abiyan Nepal (SAN) and NASA Nepal, has been advocating to keep citizens’ rights to safe journeys in the spotlight following the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Sweden. Hon. Basanta Nembng, Minister of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, attended […]

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Road Safety NGOs Featured in Journal

“There is an urgent need for support to ensure that road safety NGOs are still standing after the current crisis and long-term strategies to strengthen NGOs and the road safety agenda.” This was one of the key messages of a blog written by the Alliance with help from Margie Peden, George Institute for Global Health, […]

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Youth on the Move: #ClaimingOurSpace

Road traffic crashes are the number one killer of young people aged 5-29. At the opening ceremony of the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference in Sweden, Omnia El Omrani delivered a message to government Ministers and decision makers around the world on behalf of the members of the World Youth Assembly and the thousands of young […]

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Safer Cycling for Women in Argentina

The city of Neuquén, Argentina, is undergoing rapid growth, with the population expected to grow from 300,000 to one million by 2030. The municipality has initiated an action plan to reduce automotive pollution in Neuquén by discouraging road users from driving motorized vehicles into the city and encouraging them to use more active modes of […]

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What Next for NGOs During COVID-19?

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alliance has been working with our NGOs to monitor the road safety response and how NGOs are adapting. The picture has certainly evolved over the past three months. Following initial shock and funding fears and faced with the significant task of moving as many activities as possible online, most are […]

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Building a Safe, Sustainable City in Patiala

Road safety is among the priorities that the Patiala Foundation, India, uses to promote a safer, more sustainable, livable city for its citizens. The road safety element of the organization’s work has a strong focus on walking. Patiala Foundation’s Chief Functionary, Ravee Singh Ahluwalia, was prompted to tackle the issue of walking, while teaching road […]

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Women Mountain Rescuers in Tajikistan

The Pamir region of rural Tajikistan is mountainous and much of it is very remote. EASST working with Young Generation of Tajikistan (YGT) and Fire Aid have been involved in improving emergency response in the country for the past five years, training first responders and sourcing equipment donations. In one location, they found that 50 […]

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Mobility, Disability and Access to Work

According to global estimates, persons with disabilities comprise approximately 15% of the world’s population, 85% of whom live in developing countries. In these countries, up to 80% of persons with disabilities of working age and that are willing to work are unemployed. Many factors contribute to this: misperception and discrimination, inaccessible offices, and lack of […]

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