Governance and Capacity Building
Good governance 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.
Governance and Capacity Building News
A new road crossing has been unveiled at Istiqlol Hospital in central Dushanbe – making one of the city’s most dangerous ‘black spots’ safer for pedestrians.
Kyrgyz opinion leaders commit to using seat belts and child car seats when traveling by car and encourage others to follow their example in UNGRSW campaign.
This year the UN Global Road Safety Week is celebrating the theme of leadership in road safety. As we celebrate our 10th anniversary year, we look back at the value of supporting road safety NGOs in the EASST region.
To celebrate 10 years of saving lives EASST has published an impact report and video looking back at road safety capacity building and development since 2009.
Road Safety Kyrgyzstan launch new campaign to raise awareness of the importance of wearing seat belts and using child car seats in Bishkek.
Huseyn Abdullayev from the National Automobile Club of Azerbaijan talks about the need to make local streets safer and reduce road casualties in Baku.
EASST’s Gela Kvashilava calls for better coordination and a holistic transport strategy to improve public transport services in Georgia.
EASST partner AMAK play key role in developing the new national road safety plan and look ahead to being part of the long-term changes it promises.
To celebrate our 10th anniversary year, each month we will be sharing a news story from our archive and finding out how the story has developed over the years. This month, we’re looking at the National Road Safety Council of Armenia.