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
National Road Safety Council NGO (NRSC) organises Armenia’s first ever multi-stakeholder dialogue on road safety and low speed school zones.
EASST collaborates with BIHAMK and expert consultants to lead three-day training programme for local highway authorities and engineers on road safety in tunnels supported by the EBRD in Sarajevo.
Public Association ‘Road Safety’ are leading the way on improving road safety around schools in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
The latest infrastructure improvements unveiled along Dacia Boulevard in Moldova aim to reduce speeds and provide safe spaces for pedestrians.
60 civil society organisations join unique event to learn more about positive role they can play in supporting road safety interventions.
Conference organised by the Akimat and EASST, with the support of Shell Kazakhstan and Eni, marks three years of road safety interventions in the West Kazakhstan Region.
Road safety experts, government ministers, and decision makers meet in New York for the first ever High-Level Meeting on Improving Global Road Safety.
Last week, our EASST partners met in London to attend the 20th anniversary celebration events organised by the FIA Foundation.
Emma was invited by the ITF to present at this year’s Summit in Leipzig on how assess mobility choices for women in rural Tajikistan impacts on economic opportunity.
Last week, EASST partners across Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus took part in a global Week of Action calling for safer roads and streets for life.
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)
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)
Reducing road risk through meaningful stakeholder engagement
EASST joins EBRD-led UNRSC webinar to highlight how meaningful stakeholder engagement before, during, and after major development projects can reduce road risk and have long term road safety benefits. (2021)
Shaping Road Safety Policy
During UN Global Road Safety Week 2021, NGOs made remarkable progress to mobilising citizens in large numbers and engage with decision makers. While campaign events are important, campaigning is a subset of advocacy. This training, delivered by the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety and EASST, uses real time examples and case studies to help NGOs bridge the gap from campaign to advocacy in their long-term goals and to changing policies and practices within a strategic and often political framework.
Global Plan: 2nd Decade of Action for Road Safety
This Global Plan has been developed by the World Health Organisation and the United Nations Regional Commissions, in cooperation with partners in the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration and other stakeholders, as a guiding document to support the implementation of the Decade of Action 2021–2030 and its objectives. (2021)