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8 September 2015

The Global Road Safety Partnership is excited to share a unique learning opportunity: Philanthropy University is a first-of-its-kind educational initiative for change makers. Free, dynamic online courses give people working for social good the learning, resources, and community they need to deepen their impact and change the world. 

Classes start Sept 29th!

Instructors Include:

  • Amr Al-Dabbagh, Founding Chairman of GRSP member, Stars Foundation
  • Jessica Jackley, Kiva co-founder, with guest speaker Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate
  • Paul Brest, former Hewlett Foundation president
  • Erik Simanis,
27 August 2015

On September 2 Africa Road Safety 2015 gets underway in Lusaka, Zambia.

Road safety is a critical issue in Africa that requires immediate attention. While the African Region possesses only 2% of the world’s vehicles, it accounts for 16% of global road deaths; this is 24.1 deaths per 100,000 population, well above the global average (WHO, 2013).

Taking a critical step toward addressing this, representatives from 31 African countries have registered to attend the event to discuss the serious gaps in legislation and policy that exist in countries across the continent, particularly in the

27 August 2015

If you missed the July edition of GRSP South Africa’s newsletter, you can catch up right here [link]. There is some great work being done in South Africa, including events, projects and partnerships.

Events and workshops

GRSP ZA is hosting monthly Childsafe and Safely Home Road Safety Workshops, in partnership with the Department of Transport and Public Works (Western Cape Government). The interactive workshops invite organizations and stakeholders to better understand road safety measures and risk factors, such as inadequate visibility, which increase the risk of a road crash for all types

27 August 2015

Road traffic crashes are reported to be the second most frequent cause of injury related death in Colombia, according to the World Bank.[1] To combat this and other road safety issues, Bogota is one of the participating cities in the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS).

In April, the BIGRS kicked off with a meeting between the BIGRS partners and Bogota’s Secretariat of Mobility, the Metropolitan Police, and other key agencies, to establish a plan of action and key objectives to improve road safety and reduce the incidence of road related death and injury. 

Improving road

26 August 2015

In the May kick-off meeting of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, needs were identified to address drink-driving, over-speeding, helmet and seat-belt use, pedestrian safety and commercial public transport safety to reduce death and injury on the roads in the city.

The Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) met with the Addis Ababa Transportation Office, Ministry of Transport, the Addis Ababa Road Traffic Bureau and the Traffic Police Agency, to map and plan a  programme to strengthen the road policing efforts.

Addis Ababa has an urban population of

24 August 2015

On August 17, the International Day of the Pedestrian, Mexico City’s Mayor Mancera announced a series of new traffic regulations aimed at improving pedestrian safety. The rules are officially posted and will take effect in 180 days. 

Mayor Mancera posted on his Twitter account that with the publication of these regulations, the government is seeking to 'protect and secure the rights of pedestrians'. These new regulations reflect a policy of progressive leadership, and represent an act that will prove to save lives, reduce injuries, enhance mobility and ultimately, improve the quality of life

4 August 2015

From August 3, 2015 by FIA Foundation

Road safety targets have been included in the final text of the new Sustainable Development Goals adopted by UN member states in New York.

A specific stand-alone target in the Health Goal to reduce road traffic fatalities by 50% by 2020 and a target on sustainable urban transport in the Cities Goal have been approved, in a landmark achievement for the global road safety community to secure inclusion of road safety in the global development agenda for the first time.