Global Meeting – one week to go

The Alliance Global Meeting is one week away. The meeting will be held at Zalagh Kashbar Hotel & Spa in Marakech Morocco on 13, 14 March 2015.

Months have gone into the planning and we are exited about two days of networking, share best practices, advocacy work and building our capacities to implement road safety programs.

We got 51 countries participating,  with participants from NGOs, road safety specialists, and high-profile guest speakers and presenters from the worlds of civil society, public health, and the host country’s government.

The Fourth Global Meeting is being sponsored by the National Committee for Prevention of Road Accidents (Morocco), Global Road Safety Facility, World Bank, Allianz and FedEx.

Networking  and Sharing

The Global Meeting will enhance knowledge about partnerships and start the drafting of a guideline for members, which will provide guidance on collaboration with controversial partners, such as the alcohol industry. The Global Meeting will also seek perspectives on challenges that government and private sectors face when partnering with NGOs.

A poster exhibition will showcase the Alliance’s 130 members’ work and facilitate sharing of road safety best practices around the world.

Advocacy 

The meeting is an important step in the planning and preparations of NGOs in advance of two important road safety events that will take place in 2015: the Third UN Road Safety Week, in May, and the Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, in Brazil in November.

For the Third UN Road Safety Week, the Global Meeting will speed up planning and mobilization of country- specific initiatives, especially for the official #SaveKidsLives campaign.

For the Ministerial Conference in November, Alliance members will finalize a joint statement from NGOs to governments: the Marrakech Declaration, which is a call for collaborative efforts on road safety. In addition, the Global Meeting will mobilize road safety NGOs to actively join country delegations’ preparation for the Ministerial Conference.

Capacity Building

The Global Meeting will host two training’s, one on fundraising and one on data collection and analysis. These will serve to address requests on capacity building from members – and enhance effective operations and road safety project implementation.

The Alliance will hold our Second General Assembly on 14 March 2015 during the Global Meeting in Marrakech, Morocco.

 

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