We are a collection of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that implement programs and lobby for road safety initiatives around the world. Our member NGOs are often set up by everyday citizens responding to needs they see around them. NGOs can fill government gaps by providing immediate solutions, or they can influence decision making through advocacy and education. They play a vital role in the growing worldwide movement to reduce the devastating effects of traffic injuries. With interventions based on evidence for what works, our NGOs help save lives.
The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety was established in response to demand from NGOs worldwide for a forum where they can share knowledge and collectively advocate for road safety and the rights of victims of road traffic crashes. The Alliance provides services to its members in three key areas: 1) networking and sharing, 2) advocacy, and 3) capacity building.
Every two years, the Alliance organizes the Global Meeting of Nongovernmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims, where members meet, participate in training workshops on key topics like fund-raising, research, monitoring and evaluation, and project management. At the Global Meeting, members also vote on Alliance bylaws and elect the Board of Directors.
The Alliance was established in 2012 by NGO members of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) and currently represents more than 200 member NGOs working in road safety from almost 90 countries around the world.
The Alliance is a registered nonprofit under Swiss law.