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
With support from the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund, the National Road Safety Council of Armenia has been working with EASST experts to build capacity in road engineering and improve safety for non-motorised road users in the city.
Road engineers in Bishkek receive training on how to conduct road safety audits & design safer roads for pedestrians as part of our joint project with the EBRD and PA Road Safety.
The ACM work with the National Patrolling Inspectorate to organise a National Policy Dialogue to put the spotlight on road safety leadership in Moldova.
To celebrate our 10th anniversary year we’re looking at the impact of our partners’ work on promoting safer roads. Read the story from Kyrgyzstan.
Partnership for Road Safety make remarkable progress in their mission to make every school zone in Georgia safe for children traveling to and from school.