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'The Challenges for Communities, Cities, Companies and Countries'

The Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) and its partners will be working together to bring to the African continent Africa Road Safety 2016, 31 Oct - 2 Nov, in Durban, South Africa. This comprehensive capability building conference, our 5th annual event in Africa, will provide delegates with a range of stimulating capability building workshops, keynote addresses, high level panel discussions and plenary sessions over two full days with an invitational event for private sector organizations on day three. There will also be opportunities to cast an eye back to the 2015 conference, attended by delegates from 33 African countries, to investigate outcomes from return participants.

The target set out within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of halving road crash deaths by 2020 poses a significant challenge to us all. To meet this challenge, road safety stakeholders must engage across sectors with renewed vigour, and encourage new actors to join the global effort.

Africa Road Safety 2016 will focus on many of the challenges in addressing road safety in countries across the Africa region, and how different stakeholders can contribute to the ambitious road safety targets as set out in the new Sustainable Development Goals.

The event's key objectives are to:

  • provide capacity building opportunities to participants on evidence-based good practice in road safety;
  • stimulate support for and action in the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020;
  • identify avenues for multi-sector contribution towards the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals;
  • develop networks to support information, good practice and knowledge sharing.

Key representatives from African countries will attend the seminar, including:

  • senior government officials, from road safety, transport, health, police and education;
  • regional and global road safety researchers and experts;
  • representatives of NGOs working in road safety in the region;
  • representatives from the private sector with a passion for road safety.

GRSP's regional events have become flagship events on the road safety calendar. Since 2007, GRSP has conducted 13 such events in 10 countries bringing together more than 2000 road safety practitioners from over 50 countries to share knowledge and professional experiences, discuss successes and challenges, showcase good practice and build strong regional networks where previously few had existed.

Register now for this important event and we look forward to welcoming you in Durban.

CLICK HERE to register now!


GRSP ZA Members partner together for The UN Global Road Safety Week 2015

The Global Road Safety Partnership South Africa (GRSP ZA), in conjunction with Childsafe South Africa and the Department of Transport and Public Works, joined with supporting sponsors and took action during Global World Safety Week 4–10 May 2015 (as part of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020).

With the theme was children and road safety: #SaveKidsLives, the week highlighted the plight of children on the world's roads to generate action to better ensure their safety; and promote the inclusion of safe and sustainable transport in the post-2015 development agenda.

With the support of GRSP ZA, Childsafe (in partnership with FedEx) started the week off with the inception of the Walk this Way Project in Delft, Cape Town on the 4 May 2015. The project aims to promote child pedestrian safety in five South Africa school zone areas by conducting road safety interventions, evaluating the results and sharing best practice both locally and abroad.


Third UN Global Road Safety Week 2015 'Children and road safety' (4-10 May, 2015)

Joint Media Release from Global Road Safety Partnership South Africa and partners

29 April 2015

Third UN Global Road Safety Week 2015 'Children and road safety' (4-10 May, 2015)

As part of "Improving global road safety"-a new UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution requested WHO and the UN regional commissions to facilitate organization of the 3rd UN Global Road Safety Week in 2015. These UN global road safety weeks serve as important platforms for concerted advocacy to address the problem of road trauma which claim over 1.3 million lives across the world annually. Global, regional and national events involve governments, civil society, foundations, academia and the private sector to save lives by improving safety on the roads. As milestone events on the global road safety calendar, UN global road safety weeks give added impetus to the Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) and its goal of saving 5 million lives.


Global Road Safety Partnership and Safely Home Road Safety Workshop

GRSP ZA recently started to coordinate monthly road safety workshops together with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Transport and Public Works as well as Childsafe South Africa.


These monthly workshops are hosted by Childsafe at their head offices in Cape Town, and is held every last Thursday of the month i.e. just before the pay day weekend. In essence, the idea is for road safety messages to be spread amongst the collectively reached stakeholders. Available data indicates a spike in fatal crashes and fatalities during the pay-day weekend. The last Thursday of each month was therefore deliberately chosen for this reason.

 For more information on the GRSP ZA and Safely Home Road Safety Workshops and other road safety news please click here to download the GRSP ZA Newsletter - Issue no. 1 for 2015.

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