Alliance Advocates 2018
Following the Alliance Empowerment Program mid-term evaluation, we are changing the way that we will deliver the Alliance Advocates training in 2018.
To align more closely with our members’ regional needs and cultures, instead of one global Advocates training course, we will run several regional courses. In March, the first regional practical training will be offered in Nairobi, Kenya, for member NGOs from Africa.
In the Nairobi training, Advocates will work on a real life project around two school zones in the city. They will gather and analyze data and turn it into advocacy for interventions to upgrade these schools from high risk to three-star status. Advocates will have the opportunity to present the proposals to Kenyan decision makers. They will then build an action plan to replicate what they have learned in their own countries.
This is an exciting opportunity to learn about and use road safety best practices, test out new tools and methodologies, and take away tangible learning points to be translated into other contexts and environments.
Advocates will learn from experts from Youth for Road Safety (YOURS), the Association for Safe International Travel (ASIRT) Kenya, WHO, iRAP, and the Alliance.
Regional Alliance Advocate Training Objectives
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
- Understand and focus on identified road safety risk areas
- Be familiar with the main road safety best practices among the Save LIVES package, the Speed Vaccine, and iRAP's school assessment app, and the Child Health Initiative
- Be able to describe the importance of road safety data in advocacy planning
- Be able to collect data from a school zone using the iRAP school assessment app
- Be able to analyze, discuss, and translate collected data into evidence for advocacy for interventions to upgrade a “high-risk school zone” to a minimum of three stars
- Design an advocacy strategy plan to carry out a minimum three-star rating for school campaigns
- Identify possible ways of communicating their messages and demonstrate how to do it by engaging selected key decision makers in Kenya
- Evaluate the demonstration project used for the training and derive best practices
- Develop a very simple and straightforward action plan to replicate the demonstration project in their countries.
- What works — road safety risk areas and presentation of different road safety packages
- Introduction to importance of data
- Collect observational data in 10 communities
- Analyze data
- Discuss results
- Develop a communication strategy—get your message across, talking with decision makers
- Present messages to decision makers
- Evaluate demonstration project
- Derive practices and develop a plan for a similar project in home countries.
- Set of observations from 10–20 communities
- Reports outlining the analysis and recommendation of advocacy actions
- Key messages drafted
- Meetings with decision makers
- Action plans for replication projects in home countries.