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
EASST partner Poghos Shahinyan works with the Armenian Road Police to develop practical solutions to reducing road death and injury in Yerevan.
For the first time, pedestrian safety issues and people-centered city design are being raised in Kyrgyzstan.
High-level global conference to facilitate a renewed joint-effort by MDBs to make roads safe and halve road deaths by 2020.
EASST views the Draft Proposal as a welcome step forward and highlights the impact it could have in promoting road safety in the Eurasian region.
EASST’s Gela Kvashilava sheds light on the increasing health and safety risks on Tbilisi’s roads and offers recommendations to policy makers on how they might tackle some of these issues.
EASST’s Poghos Shahinyan presents on road safety success and regional cooperation at Eastern Partnership meeting in Brussels.