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31 March 2015

We reported last month on the ten cities and five countries selected as participants in the second phase of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety. Since the announcement, the GRSP team has begun a series of official kick-off meetings with high level representatives from those cities and countries.

30 March 2015

On 17 and 18 March in Cambodia, GRSP hosted a meeting of in-country advocacy partners and the Bloomberg Advocacy Incubator to develop a strategy for supporting implementation of the new Traffic Law; the progress of which we have been supporting and reporting on through this newsletter. Relevant government partners also participated in parts of the strategy session. 

The major outcome of the meeting was a strategy which focuses on supporting the drafting of implementing regulations (sub-decrees) and maintaining political support for implementation on the national level; ensuring strong

15 March 2015

Sendai / Geneva – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) today launched an initiative to scale-up community and civic action on resilience - the ‘One Billion Coalition for Resilience’.

The announcement was made by Mr Tadateru Konoé, President of the IFRC and Japanese Red Cross Society, together with Mr Elhadj As Sy, IFRC Secretary General, at the third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan.

“For many years the Red Cross and Red Crescent have been making a significant contribution to disaster risk reduction efforts and

13 March 2015

From the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Health team

On February 27, police officers from Australia, Ireland, Moldova, the United Kingdom and the United States convened at Bloomberg Philanthropies to help strategize how to work effectively with road police to reduce road traffic fatalities and injuries. The Global Road Safety Partnership, together with experts in road policing and Bloomberg Philanthropies’ road safety partners, shared experiences and lessons learned from their time supporting road policing efforts around the globe.

It was the first time many of these experts convened, and

11 March 2015

The Global Road Safety Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of the Call for Concept Notes for Round 7 of the Road Safety Grants Programme.

Initiated in early 2012 with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the primary objective of the Road Safety Grants Programme is to support civil society organizations in selected low- and middle-income countries to advocate for policy change to protect road users.  It also supports civil society organizations to promote the successful implementation of evidence-based policies.

4 March 2015

The last week of February saw the coming together in New York of all the partners involved in the new phase of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety. The week also saw our new CEO, Dr Barry Watson, commence in his new role, and so presented an ideal opportunity for him to join the Bloomberg meetings, engage with the partners and meet the man behind the Initiative, Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and three-term mayor of New York City.

(Pictured left to right: Dr Barry Watson, Michael R. Bloomberg)

The series of 'partner kick-off' meetings held during the

2 March 2015

On 27 February, the Turkish Road Association (TRA), a grantee of the GRSP managed Road Safety Grants Progamme funded through the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety, hosted a workshop for civil society and government partners to investigate opportunities and challenges in addressing speed in urban environments in Turkey. 

Attendees from the General Directorate of Security, General Directorate of Highways, Ministry of Urbanization, Turkish Red Crescent Society and academia participated.

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