LEARN with the Alliance and IRF (Geneva)

The Alliance is excited to announce a new joint project with the International Road Federation, IRF (Geneva), funded by the FIA Road Safety Grant Programme, that will combine the training and capacity building expertise of both organizations.

Learn, Examine, Review, Act, Replicate, Network (LEARN) will develop the knowledge and skills of government agencies, engineers, FIA clubs, teachers, NGOs, journalists, the private sector, and masters and PhD students to implement evidence-based road safety actions. In the pilot phase of the project, LEARN will achieve this through via hands-on training in two African countries: Kenya and Senegal.

Road safety data is a hot topic in Africa. The Africa Road Safety Observatory, launched last year, highlighted the need and the intention for a coordinated approach to data that will involve all road safety stakeholders. The LEARN initiative works toward this and will also complement the work of the Alliance’s Africa Chapter, which aims to unify and mobilize NGOs across Africa to be a powerful voice for change. Read more and get involved with the Africa Chapter HERE.

LEARN will target professionals who either work directly in road safety or whose role does — or should — incorporate it. It will familiarize them with a range of tools and techniques to help drive change using data to validate their work. The long-term objective is the creation of multi-stakeholder coalitions in Kenya and Senegal to improve road safety policy and action.

Kenya and Senegal were deliberately chosen as they are representative of two different cultural and linguistic regions. As training resources in French are currently limited, this project will further enable scaling up road safety activities and reach. The pilot project will be evaluated and it is hoped that the projects in Kenya and Senegal will lead to replication across other countries in Africa and beyond.

The first training will be held 9–10 September 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more HERE.