We are very excited to announce the establishment of the next CORE Group 2014-2016. We are very happy to let you know that we have found a full CORE Group representing every single region of the world. This means that we now have representation on every part of the world bringing us closer to young people on the ground as well as illustrating that young people all around the world care about road safety and are taking action!
The CORE Group is made up of 10 youth and road safety leaders from every region of the world.
Finding our CORE Group was a rigorous process. We were inundated with applications from passion young people all around the world who have illustrated real action for road safety in the countries and regions. It was therefore an incredibly difficult process to name our final selection. After careful deliberation, we have now chosen our final CORE Group who join the YOURS team in our fundamentally youth participatory and youth-led organization.
The CORE group explain their roles and grouped them into three key areas of focus:
The YOURS Global Youth Network for Road Safety: 'To improve what we currently have'- to expand, share more information about youth and road safety projects and create a thriving quality network.
Coordination and Guidance: 'To improve what we currently do'- of youth and road safety initiatives in every region consisting of coordinating and guiding activities, YOURS capacity development programs and creating regional information hubs on youth and road safety activities.
Advocacy and Promotion – 'To be heard and seen more' – for YOURS to have a known and heard network worldwide and to reach out to the media more frequently.
The CORE Group is made up of 10 young leaders from across the world: - you can click on each name to read more about them.
Mr Alexander Revskiy - Coordinator of the Russian Federation
"As a member of the CORE Group I intend to inform the representatives of the different countries about new projects being implemented in Russia. I hope to share the expertise and experience of our organisation in running public awareness campaigns and to discuss the development of a youth road safety movement in Russia".
Ms Ana Rita Lavdo - Coordinator of the European Region
"As regional coordinator I’ll be 100% committed in working in new strategities, new actions and new approaches. Also work on a better way to spread the message of what we are doing to the rest of the world".
Mr Daniel Cano - Coordinator of the South American Region
"I hope to start a change in the we interact with the road. We don’t need to build awareness, but to change our every day practices on the street. As a Regional Coordinator, I will work to make this paradigm shift possible".
Mr Erland George - Coordinator of the Caribbean Region
"Coming off the heels of the Youth & Road Safety Vybzing Forum conducted in partnership with YOURS and the Caribbean Development Bank, held in St. Lucia last year, I have had a eagerness to further bring awareness of how important road safety is and the current impact on our youth and I am keenly interested in acquiring more theoretical/practical knowledge in this field".
Ms Emily Reynold - Coordinator of the North American Region
"I hope to get into our school systems and start the good habits young. I believe that change is very possible, and within our grasp. I am extremely honored to be a member of the YOURS CORE group and here is to a beautiful and successful term!"
Mr Joel Tucker - Coordinator of the Western Pacific Region
"Recognizing people for what they do will keep them active in the network and I have lots of ideas of how we can expand the network in the Western Pacific region".
Ms Maferima Kone - Coordinator of Francophone Africa
"I thank all the team YOURS for my nomination to this position. I will do my utmost to carry out the tasks entrusted to me and I will worthily represent the Francophone Africa region during my mandate".
Mr Marois Stavrou - Coordinator of the Eastern Mediterranean Region
"Let’s transform the Eastern Mediterranean Region to the best region all over the world in road safety issues! We can do it… Together we can Save our Future!".
Mr Naren Nallapeta - Cooridinator of the South East Asia Region
"Like the famous saying a single candle can ignite another 1000 candles, likewise one educated being can ignite and educate another 1000 beings. I will try being that candle and I will find many more candles that can spread light in the minds of millions of people in the Southeast Asian region. Let’s all join hands and make our roads safer, working together is the only solution".
Mr Raymond Obouyo - Coordinator of Anglophone Africa
"I'm looking forward to put my management skills and passion for road safety to increase awareness on road safety, build capacities and join efforts in making youth voices heard in demanding for safety on our roads".
Manpreet Darroch, Coordinator of the Global Youth Network for Road Safety said, "I am very excited to have recruited a CORE Group which that represents every single region of the world. The amount of young people that applied is testament to the fact that road safety is considered a serious issue in the world by young people. Of course there is a lot of work to be done to increase awareness of youth and road safety issues on a global level and with the new group, I am confident that we will expand our activities"
Our next steps is an orientation webinar to bring all CORE Group members to aligned goals and missions. The CORE Group will also act as a key advocacy for bringing road safety to the Post-2015 Development Agenda.