Almost 50 leads of national road assessment programmes in 26 countries gathered today for Coffee and Connect, a biannual event which provides the opportunity for programmes to learn from best practice and innovation, and collaborate for success.

The session included presentations on:

  • The Global and iRAP Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety – Rob McInerney iRAP CEO
  • A Quick Trip Around the World: National News and HappeningsJudy Williams iRAP Global Programme and Communications Manager
  • Let’s Chat: Interactive Polls and Discussion – Greg Smith iRAP Global Programme Director

Judy Williams presents update on national activities across the globe

Some of the exciting activities occurring around the world that were profiled included:

The experiences and perspectives of leads in countries were shared via a selection of polls, prompting further discussion. The results showed:

  • 43% of leads are feeling excited and motivated about road safety in their country right now.
  • Almost all participants had read the new Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety. 39% said it is “brilliant” and 52% said “it’s okay”.
  • 43% of leads said their country had adopted targets based on (or similar to UN Global Road Safety Performance Targets 3 and 4.

A recording of the session can be viewed here.

Coffee and Connect is an important forum for capacity building and mentorship as national RAPs develop their strategies and action plans for the Second Decade of Action to halve global road deaths and injuries by 2030.

iRAP is the global umbrella organisation for regional and national RAPs including EuroRAP, BrazilRAP, IndiaRAP, MyRAP, ThaiRAP, ChinaRAP, AusRAP, KiwiRAP, usRAP and SARAP.

Working in partnership programmes are #StrongerTogether.

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