Road Safety in Tajikistan
Our local road safety partners
We support road safety in Tajikistan through our local partners the Young Generation of Tajikistan (YGT), a youth-led NGO based in Dushanbe aimed at increasing young people’s participation in social development and poverty reduction.
In Tajikistan, where more than 70 per cent of the country’s eight million inhabitants are aged under 30, road traffic collisions are having a profound effect on its younger generations.
With the support of EASST, since 2014 the YGT have been implementing road safety projects in Tajikistan with the aim of reducing the number of child injuries and fatalities. They have delivered road safety education to hundreds of school children in Dushanbe and developed an innovative ‘Youth Road Inspectors’ programme – training young people as road safety ambassadors to train and support to their peers – as well as implementing a ground-breaking seat belt campaign, which saw increases in wearing rates and identified many more areas to be worked on.
Since 2016, with the support of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and the Safer Roads Foundation, EASST and the YGT have also been working to improve road infrastructure and engineering practices to ensure roads are safer for everyone.
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Tajikistan Road Safety Facts
There are on average 1543 road fatalities every year.
Fewer than 1 in 8 car occupants wear seat belts.
Around 20% of those injured on the roads are children.
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Tajikistan Road Safety News
To celebrate our 10th anniversary year we’re looking at the impact of our partners’ work on promoting safer roads. Read the story from Tajikistan.
This year the Young Generation of Tajikistan have been involved in an annual contest for Young Road Inspectors encouraging young people to take ownership of road safety initiatives in their schools and communities.
FIRE AID members send emergency response and road traffic collision equipment to Tajikistan, via Belarus, to further improve capacity for post-crash response.
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.
Our latest FIRE AID project empowers local fire services and all-female search and rescue teams to improve emergency road rescue in the mountains of Tajikistan.
The Young Generation of Tajikistan use peer-learning and community engagement to make roads safer and reduce child road deaths in Tajikistan.