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
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.
Gela Kvashilava of the Partnership for Road Safety in Georgia and EASST Director Emma MacLennan were among the speakers at the Safer City Street Network’s 4th meeting in London and Manchester, organised by the ITF and POLIS.
We’re delighted to announce that our EASST partners PA Road Safety have been awarded a 2018 Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.
How to improve road safety management, regulation and strategic development was on the agenda in Tbilisi at a regional meeting jointly hosted by the Ministry of Economy & Sustainable Development and the UNECE.
PA Road Safety host a series of events in Bishkek to reinforce just how important it is to follow the rules of the road as doing so will save lives!