Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building
Good road safety governance and capacity building is essential to building a safe system, reducing road risk and saving lives. This includes promoting evidence-based road safety policy and supporting regulatory frameworks, challenging corruption and building trust in road police, and encouraging communication and cooperation between government departments.
By providing funding and support to our partner organisations across the region we aim to promote good road safety governance, share expertise and enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of local NGOs in driving change.
Successful road safety policies require a concerted effort across national and regional boundaries. EASST works to promote cross-border dialogue and build projects which facilitate cooperation and understanding through building local road safety capacity and expertise. Many of our target countries have frozen conflicts within their boundaries. Our projects – which also span these conflict areas – are therefore a powerful vehicle for conflict reduction and a vehicle for international cooperation.
“Before, no one considered the local people because there was no experience. Today, what we have is partnership.”
Poghos Shahinyan, Director of the National Road Safety Council Armenia explains what it means to be an EASST local partner.
“Every year we are able to develop projects … with EASST’s support we can change the terrible situation on the roads in Kyrgyzstan”
Chinara Kasmambetova, Director of Road Safety Kyrgyzstan on the impact of EASST’s support.
Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building News
EBRD has developed a “first of its kind” online road safety engineering e-learning course for road engineers, planners and designers to give them a robust introduction to the fundamental principles of good road safety engineering and auditing based on a Safe System Approach.
Last month, we launched the second phase of our project to make roads safer in the Western Kazakhstan Region with the support of Shell Kazakhstan and Eni.
This year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken our All-EASST Partners meeting online. Last month we all met up on Zoom to catch up, reflect, discuss how the pandemic is impacting road safety, and how we can use our work to help countries build back better.
The National Automobile Club of Azerbaijan and the World Bank launch new research project to investigate the socio-economic cost of road crashes in Azerbaijan.
City authorities in Yerevan, Armenia have passed a new law lowering urban speed limits by 10km/h. This will serve as a pilot, with a view to reducing speed limits across the whole country.
Last month we conducted a survey of our EASST partners to get a feel for the impact of COVID-19 in their countries in terms of road safety and mobility. We will use this data to examine what lessons can be learned and how we can respond to the post-COVID ‘new normal’.
In honour of International Women’s Day 2020, we’re delighted to announce a new assignment to examine transport needs and road risk in rural Tajik villages from a gender perspective and the role women can play in transport and road safety leadership at a local level.
Partnership for Road Safety launch an online platform to inform and empower citizens to hold vehicle inspection centres in Georgia to account.
EASST partners meet with their Ministerial delegations to discuss the impact of the Decade of Action and opportunities for the future of road safety across the region under the new Stockholm Declaration.
This week our EASST partners from across 15 countries are meeting in Stockholm, Sweden for our 2020 All-EASST partners meeting and to take part in the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety.
Road Safety Governance and Capacity Building Resources
10 years of saving lives: Road safety capacity building and development
Our 10 year impact report looks at some of EASST’s main achievements over the last 10 years from improvements in enforcement, education and engineering, to post-crash response and inclusive mobility, discusses the key challenges faced in the region, and how EASST seeks to address them as we keep momentum towards 2030. (2019)
Road Safety in the EBRD Region
This report published by EASST along with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Towards Zero Foundation, Global NCAP and the FIA Foundation uses data from the World Health Organisation Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015 to examine the total number of road deaths and injuries in the EBRD countries of operations, including all 14 EASST countries, as well as the economic cost of road crashes to these countries in transition. (2017)
Pedestrian Safety in Bishkek’s Smart City Concept
This report by EASST and Road Safety Kyrgyzstan shows why pedestrian safety should be an essential component of any Smart City concept and how Smart cities can be more human-friendly than urban developments of the past and can help enrich and better connect local communities. (2018)
Identifying pedestrian knowledge, perceptions of and attitudes on road safety in Baku
This report by the National Automobile Club of Azerbaijan takes a closer look at the most pressing risk factors for pedestrians in Baku along with mechanisms for their mitigation in order to inform future policy actions and civil society initiatives. (2017)
Speed Awareness Course in Moldova
This report covers EASST‘s work with the UK’s National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) to deliver a pilot Speed Awareness Course in Moldova. This was the first time that NDORS has approved delivery of its courses outside the UK. (2016)
Public Attitudes Towards Road Safety, Chisinau and Tiraspol
This report by the Automobile Club of Moldova opens up new links between municipalities, local agencies and civil society networks acting in fighting for road safety and reducing the number of crashes in Moldova. (2012)
Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018
The World Health Organisation‘s Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018 highlights that the number of annual road traffic deaths has reached 1.35 million. Road traffic injuries are now the leading killer of people aged 5-29 years. (2018)
A key document for road safety policy issued by the Global Network of Road Safety Legislators highlighting the measures that can help prevent the tragic waste of human life on the world’s roads. (2017)
Save LIVES: a road safety technical package
This package by the World Health Organisation, endorsed by EASST, is an evidence-based inventory of priority interventions designed to help policy-makers focus on the right things when it comes to road safety management. (2017)