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30 km/h School Zone Law Set for Parliament Vote in Senegal

In Senegal, LASER International has been advocating for school zone safety since 2012. It has been instrumental in advising the Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport on the drafting of a new law which would make 30 km/h limits mandatory around schools across Senegal. The draft of the law was adopted by the Council of Ministers […]

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LEARN: Building Data Partnerships in Africa

In 2019, the Alliance and the International Road Federation (IRF Geneva), supported by the FIA Road Safety Grants Programme, launched the LEARN program, starting first in Kenya and Senegal, and expanding in 2020–2021 with additional support from Total Energies Foundation, to Cameroon, Uganda, Togo, and Zambia. The program uses multi-sectoral coalitions in each country, co-ordinated […]

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Kenya: draft 30 km/h legislation to be presented to parliament

In 2017, the Kenyan parliament passed the Child Safety Amendment Act, which introduced speed limits around schools where possible, speed calming where limits could not be reduced, regulation of school transport, and statutory penalties for breaking these measures. Most elements of the law, which had been drafted by a coalition of NGOs, were adopted as […]

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#Love30: Local specific commitment to save lives in South Africa

During UN Global Road Safety Week, South Africans Against Drunk Driving (SADD) obtained the commitment of Alderman Felicity Purchase, the Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, City of Cape Town, who holds the ability to change speed limits in the local area, to reduce speed limits around most schools in the Zonnebloem area of Cape Town […]

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Car-free Streets in Zambia Supporting 30 km/h roll out

This month, Zambia Road Safety Trust (ZRST) organized the first car-free day in Lusaka, Zambia. The day, which will become a monthly event, supports the ongoing implementation of 30 km/h in the country. The car-free day took place in the city’s central business district. Motorized vehicles were prevented from entering the car-free streets and parked […]

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Mentorship Program Leads to Publication

In 2020, several Alliance members participated in the Journal of Road Safety Mentorship Program provided by the Australasian College of Road Safety to promote evidence-based road safety programs from NGOs and encourage a greater focus on data. Through the program, Alliance member Uganda Road Accident Reduction Network Organization (URRENO) recently had a peer-reviewed paper titled […]

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30km/ph in Urban Areas Across Zambia

In December 2019, 30kmph limits became regulation on urban roads across Zambia. Zambia Road Safety Trust (ZRST) was one of the NGOs advocating for the new measures, alongside Amend and Vital Strategies, Daniel Mwamba, Executive Director of ZRST is a 2016 Alliance Advocate. He credits the power-mapping principles that he learned on the training as […]

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Senegal: Building political will to achieve the Decade of Action

“Senegal is seeing growing motorization and infrastructure, but road safety is not keeping up: engineers while building new roads try but don’t always succeed to put people safety first and a big issue is the population are not following rules. We need political will to make road safety a priority and that is not yet […]

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Alliance Accelerator Piloted in Uganda

Earlier this month, the Alliance Accelerator was piloted in Kampala, Uganda. The Accelerator will help NGOs to look at road safety challenges with a bottom-up approach, working from the problem to the solution, and utilizing Design Thinking and the Business Canvas Model. The pilot accelerator was attended by seven NGOs, government officials, academics, and media […]

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#CommitToAct: Maintaining pressure for 30km per hour

Les Ambassadeurs de la Sécurité Routière (ASR) has a track record of successful government advocacy and mass awareness campaigns. For its #CommitToAct campaign, it is focusing on the issue of 30 km/per hour speed limits outside schools. The campaign demand builds on a commitment received by ASR in the first phase of #CommitToAct in 2019. […]

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NGOs and Legislators: Seeking better collaborations

How can NGOs have better collaborations with legislators and which countries are doing it well? How can continuity be ensured when governments and staff change? Why have so few countries ratified the Africa Road Safety Charter? These were some of the issues deliberated by Members of Parliament representing the African Regional Network of Road Safety […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Equipping NGOs in Africa

New Training Program Equips NGOs to Campaign for Safe Post-Pandemic Recovery in Africa 26 October 2020, Nairobi, Kenya Last week in Nairobi, Kenya, 24 NGOs from 15 countries in Africa took part in a training program co-organized by the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance) and the UN Environment Share the Road […]

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Rwanda Commitment Update: Gerayo Amahoro

According to official police data, road crash rates in Rwanda have decreased 17% since the start of Gerayo Amahoro (which means “arrive safely”), a road safety initiative spearheaded by the Rwanda Police Force in collaboration with Alliance member Healthy People Rwanda (HPR) who suggested and helped plan the campaign. The initiative is a result of […]

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Nigeria Commitment Update: Safer School Zones

Following the Alliance Advocate training in Nairobi, Kenya, in April 2018, NGOs each targeted a single school to assess, using iRAP’s Star Rating for Schools methodology. The goal was to gauge the safety of each school’s surrounding streets and to focus on high-risk areas, where children were most in danger. Following the assessments, the NGOs […]

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