Events


Alliance welcomes new members

The Alliance is excited to welcome two new members who joined recently. Associate members Road Safety Action International (RSAI), Liberia is a community of proactive advocates dedicated to making tangible improvements in global road safety. The organization envisions a world without road crash-related deaths and injuries with an overarching objective of achieving substantial reduction in road […]

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REMEMBER, SUPPORT, ACT: Uniting for Safer Roads

India: Candlelight march and training session organized by Sankalp Jyoti The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims focuses us on the heart of road safety: to the reason we do what we do. It is a solemn pause that serves as a poignant reminder of the profound negative impacts road traffic crashes have […]

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Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety Launches First Regional Meeting in Latin America

The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (Alliance) is pleased to announce its first regional meeting in Latin America, to be held in Mexico 5-7 November 2024, with the support of Fundacion Aleatica. The conference will bring together road safety NGOs and stakeholders from across the region to exchange best practices, gain valuable insights […]

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Walk21 Kigali: Action for Walking

This year’s International Walk21 Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities hosted by the University of Rwanda, in partnership with the City of Kigali, UNEP, and Walk21, focused on how to deliver walkable communities and safer streets, promote community participation, and the value of walking. The Conference brought together experts from across Africa and around the […]

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On Track or Off Target 2023

On 26 October 2023, the Alliance organized its second annual On Track or Off Target event for the anniversary of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety. The 2023 event looked at the role of safe walking to help achieve the 2030 road safety targets. Watch the recording Panel: the right […]

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Editorial October 2023: On track or off target?

Saturday 28 October will mark two years since the launch of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 (Global Plan). Yesterday, at our online event On Track or Off Target? We asked participants how optimistic they were that we would achieve a 50% reduction in road deaths by 2030. 27% […]

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Tanzania: NGO advocacy to prioritize pedestrian safety

In Tanzania, 30 km/h zones have been incorporated into the draft National Road Safety Plan, expected to be unveiled later this year. This will be an important milestone in the adoption of evidence-based interventions to prioritize pedestrians and other vulnerable road users. The inclusion of 30 km/h zones in the plan follows extensive advocacy by […]

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Alliance welcomes new members

The Alliance is excited to welcome six new members who joined recently. Full Members Fundación Biciacción is committed to advancing the bicycle as a sustainable mode of transportation in Ecuador. Their mission involves project-based solutions in mobility, environmental sustainability, and social well-being. They aspire to lead in Latin America by encouraging bicycle use for transportation, recreation, […]

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Alliance welcomes new members

The Alliance is excited to welcome four new members who joined recently. Full members The Legacy Road Safety Initiative is a national non-governmental organization that was established with the specific goal of improving safety for vulnerable road users, particularly young people. This organization is officially recognized and registered by the Ugandan government under registration number MIA/NB/2018/12/1595, […]

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An open letter to Heads of State and Governments

The UN SDG Summit will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York on 18-19 September 2023. Read our open letter to world leaders below. Dear world leaders, We are writing to you today in the lead-up to the 2023 UN SDG Summit in New York with a sense of urgency and alarm. The […]

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PRESS RELEASE: New Guide to Empower Creation of Road Safety Data Coalitions in Africa

Today, the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance) and the International Road Federation (IRF), with the support of the TotalEnergies Foundation program, are pleased to release the LEARN Guide, a new resource of information and support to empower road safety advocates globally. The LEARN (Learn, Examine, Act, Replicate, Network) program has already […]

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#RethinkMobility Painting Presented to UN Secretary-General, Calling for Action on Road Safety

On Wednesday 30 August 2023, the Alliance, on behalf of its members and together with the Permanent Mission of El Salvador to the United Nations and MOVES, presented a painting, titled #RethinkMobility to UN Secretary-General, António Guterres as a call to action for governments and international authorities to prioritize safe mobility and road safety on […]

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#RethinkMobility art piece

Gerardo Gómez is a Salvadoran artist who works with expressive styles, at times reminiscent of surrealism or punk aesthetics, and at other times, a more psychedelic aesthetic. He portrays the city, its characters, and peculiarities through a process of approximation to its environment. He alternates between painting in the center of the city and reflecting […]

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Streets for Life: Road Safety NGO Work with Government to Reduce Road Deaths in El Salvador

On Thursday 24 August 2023, Alliance member MOVES, El Salvador, with the support of the Alliance, hosted a roundtable that brought together Salvadoran government authorities, civil society, the private sector, and the international community, together with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety, (Special Envoy), Jean Todt. The roundtable focused on evidence-based road safety […]

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Alliance welcomes new members

The Alliance is excited to welcome five new members who joined recently. Full members RoadCross Switzerland Foundation is committed to safe mobility and support for victims of road traffic crashes, promoting road traffic safety and raising awareness on road safety in Switzerland. They implement targeted and trend-setting preventive work and offer free consulting services to victims of […]

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What is the African Road Safety Charter?

In this article, we look at why the Charter is so significant and how NGOs can use it for advocacy and accountability so that it can become enforceable across Africa. The African Road Safety Charter was adopted in 2016 by African Union (AU) Member States to provide a framework for road safety policy implementation and […]

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LASER International: Spearheading Ratification of the African Road Safety Charter in Senegal

In June 2023, Senegal became the twelfth country to ratify the African Road Safety Charter, meaning that only three more ratifications are needed to make it legally binding and enforceable across Africa. The African Road Safety Charter, an initiative of the African Union (AU), aims to promote road safety and reduce road traffic injuries and […]

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TRANS-SAFE consortium promoting radical road safety transformation through low-cost interventions

The Alliance is part of the TRANS-SAFE consortium, an EU-funded project bringing together different partners, including city authorities and road safety agencies, NGOs, academics, student volunteers, and private sector experts from Europe and Africa. Several Africa Chapter member NGOs are also members of the consortium. The project will promote radical transformation to improve road safety […]

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Alliance Africa Chapter perspectives

The Alliance’s Africa Chapter was launched in 2018 to unite road safety NGOs in Africa more closely, harness their joint experience, build their capacity and amplify their advocacy voices with their governments. It now has 95 members in 32 countries across the continent. The Chapter provides collaboration opportunities, gives NGOs access to parliamentarians and global and regional partners, provides tools and programs […]

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Walk21 Kigali: Action for Walking

In African cities, walking is the primary mode of transport for the majority, with up to 78% of people walking every day to access work, education, health care, markets, and public transport. Until recently, walking, almost everywhere on the continent, received relatively minor policy attention and resource allocation. Walking infrastructure was lacking: most roads had […]

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