The Alliance is excited to welcome the four new members that joined us in July:
Eakok Attomanobik Unnayan Sangstha, Bangladesh, works with United Trust, highway police, traffic police, Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), Accident Research Institute (ARI) of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), and other relevant organizations on initiatives to reduce road crashes. These include highway drivers’ training workshops and health camps held in bus terminals.
Centre for Road Safety and Accountability – Africa (CROSA), Ghana, focuses on advocacy, awareness, and accountability for the effective use of public resources in relation to road safety in Ghana and broader Africa. It uses the “chain of responsibility” to ensure the comprehension of factors and accountability of people, including passengers and customers, that influence or control a driver’s behavior. It strives to build a culture of road safety among children, to enable them grow up to be responsible adults. CROSA’s message is: “Walk Safe, Ride Safe and Drive Safe.”
Safe Way Right Way (SWRW), Kenya, was formed by Total and the World Bank in response to the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020. Its mission is to design and implement best practice road safety programs that sustainably reduce road crash fatalities. SWRW mobilizes private sector and other actors to promote road safety on the Northern Corridor in Kenya. It adopts the safe systems approach as an integrated modular guide to its road safety programs. SWRW interventions include children’s road safety, black spot mapping, road safety drills, driver wellness, road safety awareness, and post-crash response.
Asociación Civil Paz Activa, Venezuela, was founded in 1999 and brings together professionals from sociology, law, and communication to strengthen society by creating mechanisms and participation opportunities for the peaceful resolution of conflict. It seeks to ensure equal access for all to justice, security, social co-existence, and decision-making spaces. Its programs include a road safety observatory.