NEWS & EVENTS


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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Vietnam Commitment Update: Safer Helmets for Children

In March 2019, AIP Foundation organized and pioneered the first Round the World Roundtable. The roundtable demonstrated a national commitment from the Government of Vietnam for child helmet safety. It covered four areas: To increase helmet wearing rates among children in Vietnam to over 80% by 2030 To enforce helmet safety standards compliance and ban all […]

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Road Safety Commitment: Interview with Jean Todt

During the series of Round the World Roundtables in 2019, Jean Todt, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety (Special Envoy), attended three roundtables in Vietnam, Colombia, and Ecuador, and publicly received decision makers’ signed commitments on behalf of the road safety community. These commitments are listed on the Commitment Tracker, and their progress […]

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Alliance Welcomes New Members

The Alliance is excited to welcome three new organizations that joined us recently. Institute of Public Health (IPH), Bengaluru, India, was founded in August 2005 by a group of healthcare professionals with a vision to provide young professionals a platform to build their skills and strengthen the Indian health system to ensure quality healthcare for […]

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Truckers on the Northern Corridor

The Northern Corridor is the main trade and transit corridor in Eastern Africa, linking landlocked Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda to the port of Mombasa in Kenya. It is a major trucking route transporting goods both within and between these countries. This corridor, the truckers that drive on it, and the communities alongside it are a […]

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Empowering Young People Through Engagement and Experience

Associacion MiNU, Argentina, have been working to promote democratic participation among young people since 2003. Their name is a contraction from the Spanish for ‘internet model UN’ and their aim is to promote young people’s rights by enabling them and foster their participation as key actors in their societies MiNU’s first engagement with road safety […]

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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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