Road traffic injuries have been the leading killer of young people worldwide for over a decade and are often tokenized without meaningful engagement. How can NGOs involve and empower youth in building programs that also improve the lives of youth? At YOURS, we strongly believe in empowering young people to advocate for road safety and sustainable mobility solutions.
Alliance Live Sessions
Alliance Live Sessions are expert-led panel discussions exploring issues outside but connected to road safety. Each session will look at a particular theme, through the lens of COVID-19 and the lessons that we can take from the current pandemic, plus how road safety NGOs can work with other activists from different SDGs to bring their causes together with a unified voice.
23 June 2020 3pm CEST/9am EDT Road traffic injuries have been the leading killer of young people worldwide for over a decade and are often tokenized without meaningful engagement. How can NGOs involve and empower youth in building programs that also improve the lives of youth?
About the session
There are multiple reasons to justify youth involvement, but the key ones are:
Young people, with unique skills and perspectives in today’s ever-evolving world, are at the forefront of communication, technology, innovation, and change but not necessarily subject to the reality they face in terms of road safety and other related issues. It is crucial to invite young people to meaningfully participate to not only empower them in the situation but to involve them in creating programs and solutions that are addressing the realities of youth themselves.
Live Session’s description and objectives
The session intends to connect youth, communicating its concerns and aspirations to the Global Alliance members. It will be a virtual space where youth leaders will share their experiences, thoughts and needs from the lens of different fields of expertise beyond road safety. At the end of the session, one might find out that even though our goals are different, we share common strategies.
By the end of the live session participants will: