Events


New Round: GRSP Road Safety Grants Programme

The Global Road Safety Partnership has announced the launch of the Round 18 Call for Proposals under the Road Safety Grants Programme. In Round 18, GRSP will accept applications for advocacy to strengthen road user policies as well as vehicle safety standards in eligible countries. Safer Road Users: Eligible Countries Applications addressing national level road […]

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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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2020 Highlights

Members In November 2020, the Alliance reached a milestone 250 members in 93 countries. Four further members have joined since then, bringing the total strength of the Alliance to 254 members. 15 new members in 2020 3 new countries: Chile, Dominican Republic, Swaziland Events 2020 was a significant year for road safety, setting the agenda […]

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Alliance Welcomes New Members

The Alliance is delighted to welcome the three new members that joined recently. SAFE India’s key working areas are road user awareness and behavior, advocacy for enforcement of road safety policies, Good Samaritan law training, the golden hour concept, and school safety, including training for bus drives, school-level safety committees, a school drivers’ data base, […]

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Commitment to Action in Kyrgyzstan

In 2019, Alliance member Road Safety NGO, Kyrgyzstan undertook a study in the capital city Bishkek. It found that, despite existing legislation requiring all children under the age of 12 to use restraints in front seat, that among more than 9,000 vehicles observed, child seats were registered only in 22 cases. With funding from the […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Prince Michael Award Recognizes #CommitToAct Campaign

The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety is delighted that the tireless work of its 250 NGOs around the world on the #CommitToAct campaign has been recognized with a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award. Each year, the most outstanding examples of international road safety initiatives are given public recognition through these prestigious awards. […]

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#CommitToAct: Equipping Young Advocates in Capitán Sarmiento

In Argentina, A.C.T.I.V.V.A.S. is equipping a group of young women to use the #CommitToAct campaign to ask local authorities in Capitán Sarmiento, a small city in Buenos Aires province, to intervene on five critical points. The dangers it highlights are: Speeding on streets informally used as racetracks, where drivers have been recorded driving at over […]

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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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Global Roundtable Toward Accountability for Safer Roads

On 1 December 2020, decision makers from Colombia, Vietnam, and the European Union, joined a roundtable organized by the Alliance to discuss progress on commitments that their governments had made as part of the 2019 #CommitToAct campaign and which are featured on the Alliance’s Commitment Tracker. Panelists included Director Luis Felipe Lota and Ms. Maria […]

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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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Alliance welcomes New Members

The Alliance is excited to welcome two new members, adding two new countries to our reach. Fundación Conciencia Vial, Chile, is a nonprofit organization that promotes safety and sustainability as key and priority attributes of mobility, through various educational initiatives and projects. It aims to sensitize society as a whole, from public opinion to individual […]

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Our Roads, Our Right

The tagline of this year’s #CommitToAct campaign is “Our roads, our right” and builds on the concept that safe roads and journeys are the right of every citizen, and it is the responsibility of our authorities to ensure that those rights are upheld. The case for road safety as a right The idea of safety […]

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#CommitToAct: Maintaining Commitments Through an Election

Last year, as part of the first phase of #CommitToAct, Thiago Gonzaga Foundation held a Round the World Roundtable that resulted in a commitment and an agreement between the NGO, the municipality in Porto Alegre, and the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) for the Safe Path project to assess school zones in the city using […]

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#CommitToAct: Standing Up for Safe Construction and Pedestrians

In India, ArriveSAFE is using the #CommitToAct campaign alongside its existing advocacy to call on state and federal authorities and implementing agencies to fulfill their obligation to incorporate safety requirements in road construction on highways and to improve conditions for pedestrians in Chandigarh. The issue Ignored safety requirements for new and upgrading roads Harman Sidhu, […]

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