The Fourth Global Meeting of Non-Governmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims was held on 13 and 14 March 2015 in Marrakech, Morocco with participation of 170 delegates from 52 countries. YOURS was involved with a 'pre-conference' workshop on Fundraising alongside FedEx as well as represented the youth voice within the Alliance meeting.
The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety is an umbrella organization that represents over 130 NGOs active in road safety in more than 90 countries. Among other activities, every two years the Alliance produces a Global Meeting of Road Safety NGOs. To date they have held these meetings in Belgium, the United States, and Turkey.
The Fourth Global Meeting of Non-Governmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims was held on 13 and 14 March 2015 at the Zalagh Kashbar Hotel & Spa in Marrakech, Morocco. The Fourth Global Meeting was kindly sponsored by the National Committee for Prevention of Road Accidents (Morocco), Global Road Safety Facility, World Bank, Allianz and FedEx.
Prior to the workshop on the 12th March, YOURS parterned with FedEx and Safe Kids Worldwide to build the capacity of NGOs interested in gaining new knowledge on Fundraising. “How to “sell” your project and get funded”. Workshop in proposal writing and idea pitching. The workshop offered leads of NGOs the opportunity to learn about the NGO and Corporate Sector approach to partnership and funding explorations.
The training was run by Shane O’Connor; Communication Advisor at FedEx, Priti Gautam; Program Manager, International Pedestrian Safety at Safe Kids Worldwide, Floor Lieshout; Director at YOURS Youth for Road Safety and Manpreet Darroch; Communications Officer at YOURS Youth for Road Safety.
The objective for the day of training was to build the expertise level of the participants in developing a strong request for funds proposal.
The training took participants through a range of topics including understanding where to access grants, who provides them and what can you do to maximize your chances of being funded. Shane O'Connor of FedEx explained what corporations are looking for in a grantee including the desirable organizations as well as exmaples of good and bad grant writing practise. At the end, participants pitched for a real life project that they decided for in groups and were given feedback.
A selection of photos from the closing of the workshop with certificates.
The fundraising workshop group take a group picture.
On the 13th and 14th March 2015, the 4th meeting of the Global Alliance for Road Safety convened and gave NGOs from around the world a great opportunity to share practise and meet one another. A range of topics were focused on during the meeting with objectives: