The 6th GRSP Asia Seminar and iRAP workshop took place in Manila, Philippines from 1st-4th April 2013 and offered an update on road saftey from the Asian continent. This year’s seminar brought together more than 150 participants from all over Asia and other regions. The seminar provided the opportunity to build and strengthen networks for future planning and implementation of road safety initiatives.
In line with the theme ‘Targeting Vulnerable Road Users’ the seminar inspired everyone to start or continue the year with more road safety initiatives. The Second United Nations Global Road Safety Week which will be held from 6 – 12 May 2013 is dedicated to Pedestrian Safety and this was ideal platform to embark or strengthen initiatives to improve safety for pedestrians and all vulnerable road users.
The Seminar included a range of presentations and updates on road safety from across the Asia Region including a focus on the the recent Global Status Report on Road Safety 2013 and recommendations from Mr Jonathon Passmore, Technical Officer of the World Health Organization in Western Pacific Region. His recommendations following the report included:
Other presentations focused on initiatives from around Asia and road safety efforts in the region including:
A full list of presentation can be found in the link in the right column. As well as a focus on iniatives in the region, the Long Short Walk global campaign was shared to the seminar by Saul Billingsley of the FIA Foundation:
Read more about the seminar and access a whole host of resources about road safety in Asia here.