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Updates from the training of facilitators - Nairobi, Kenya

Updates from the training of facilitators - Nairobi, Kenya

After a week of road safety, peer education and facilitation theory in week one of the training of road safety facilitators in Kenya, week two is now in process to put theory into practice. The 11 facilitators from across Nairobi, who were specially selected via their respective organizations are in now in the phase of designing their own workshops to run with a group of young people tomorrow.

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Caravane Updates: Senegal - the Caravane completes its journey!

Caravane Updates: Senegal - the Caravane completes its journey!

The Caravane completed its journey across seven West African countries at the end of November reaching thousands of young Africans. The journey took place over a duration of 50 days and left Niger in October. Since then, it has been welcomed into the seven U.E.M.O.A countries who all undertook road safety action during its passing through prominent West African locations. Read about the closing ceremony of the Caravane!

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Interactive road safety workshops to train facilitators in full swing!

Interactive road safety workshops to train facilitators in full swing!

Since the Monday 26th November, the Training of Facilitators for Road Safety Workshops has tackled a whole host of road safety topics and brought our young participants into the field of facilitation to equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to run their own road safety workshops. The training is now on its fourth day and the participants have engaged with great motivation and determination since its start.

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YOURS begins training of facilitators in Nairobi, Kenya

YOURS begins training of facilitators in Nairobi, Kenya

Our training of facilitators for youth and road safety workshops has officialy begun in Nairobi, Kenya. The venue for the training is the United Nations Office in Nairobi and the beautiful campus is a fantastic backdrop for the empowering training that will train a group of young people in road safety. The training will empower the young youth leaders to become great youth advocates and learn among others how to run their own workshops across Kenya.

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Brian's Column: Africa Commemorates WDR - who won?

Brian's Column: Africa Commemorates WDR - who won?

Brian, in his usual style gives us the latest in the field of youth and road safety initiatives in Africa! This month, Brian's focus is on the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims and its commemoration across Africa. He observes that the day was wholeheartedly embraced across the region and he give us a synopsis of road safety action across Africa.

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World Day of Remembrance marked in Africa - NYP The Gambia

World Day of Remembrance marked in Africa - NYP The Gambia

Every year, the World Day of Remembrace for Road Traffic Victims is signified through days of poignant activities to mark the tragic loss of lives on our roads all around the globe. In this article, we note one of our youth member's achievements in bringing attention to this day and vowing to commit to road safety on all levels. The National Youth Parliament of the Gambia are featured here.

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Today marks the World Day of Remembrace for Road Traffic Victims

Today marks the World Day of Remembrace for Road Traffic Victims

Today, 18th November 2012 we mark the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, a day reflected upon the world over. Today, we take a step back to remember the lives lost on the world's roads, we pay homage to those no longer with us and take a moment to remember those victims of road traffic crashes. We ask you to take a moment with us and mark this day.

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Updates from the Caravane - Ivory Coast- African youth take action!

Updates from the Caravane - Ivory Coast- African youth take action!

The Caravane which has been on its road safety mission since its launch on the 15th October 2012 has completed the fifth leg of its journey as it passed through the Ivory Coast once again greeted by thousands of young Africans and sensitizing them on road safety issues across Africa. There are now only two more countries left to visit; Mali and Senegal before the Caravane concludes its journey and completes its mission! Read about action in the Ivory Coast.

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Updates from the Caravane - Togo and Burkina Faso

Updates from the Caravane - Togo and Burkina Faso

The Caravane continues its journey having just completed the third and fourth leg of its journey through Togo and Burkina Faso. The Caravane has already greeted over 10,000 young people in four countries of West Africa and it continues its journey in the Ivory Coast tomorrow. Read about the events and initiatives that took place in Togo and Burkina Faso here.

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Brian's Column: A road safety experience in South Africa

Brian's Column: A road safety experience in South Africa

Brian recently took it upon himself to put youth and road safety on the agenda at the 2nd Southern Africa Conference on Road Safety which took place on the 23rd-24th October 2012. During his journey in South Africa, Brian reflected on the many messages picked up from various organizations, initiatives and delegates at the event and beyond. This poignant account illustrates the power of youth in making a difference in road safety. Check it out now!

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Behaviour change essential for road safety in Kenya - an opinion piece

Behaviour change essential for road safety in Kenya - an opinion piece

YOURS has its major project in Kenya coming shortly and as we fast approach our capacity development workshop, which will be run in Nairobi in late November, the stories of Kenyan road safety initatives are on our radar. In an opinion piece by Daily Nation's Bob Collymore, a focus on road safety on Kenya's roads is featured here.

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Updates from the Caravane - Benin - The journey continues!

Updates from the Caravane - Benin - The journey continues!

From the 20th-25th October, the second leg of the Caravane journey took place as the road safety vehicle entered Benin and continued to greet thousands of young Africans. The updates from Benin came in thick and fast displaying some fantastic actions across the country including the first even African Night Without Accident emulating the Europe wide action! Read more about the activities in Benin's journey of the Caravane here.

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Updates from the Caravane  - Niger - The road safety journey begins!

Updates from the Caravane - Niger - The road safety journey begins!

Since its launch on the 15th October 2012, the Carvane project has been travelling, so far, through two countries in West Africa. The journey began in Niamey, Niger and over its five day tour of the country, was greeted by thousands of young people amidst key road safety actions. The beginning of the Caravane journey in Niger illustrated successful road safety actions

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Youth and Road Safety conference to take place in Lyon - France

Youth and Road Safety conference to take place in Lyon - France

Next month on the 20th and 21st November 2012, a conference is taking place dedicated to the topic of Youth and Road Safety with perspectives of effective road safety action from countries including Belgium, Senegal and Niger with a focus on the Cooperation between Quebec and France. The event will be a follow up to some of the action points made during the 4th European Road Safety which took place in Nicosia, Cyprus in July.

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Our Future Mobility Now - youth discussion on road safety

Our Future Mobility Now - youth discussion on road safety

Recently, the VOLVO Group enabled a roundtable discussion on the future of mobility. There is no doubt that our mobility has advanced over the past decades, maybe beyond recognition. Long gone are the days of mobility on for the wealthy in most of the world with most people travelling around in a contemporary society with some ease. However, this advancement in mobility also poses challenges, that of road safety, urban development and is interconnected to a range of social issues.

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Bigger police presence needed? - Article from the Western Pacific

Bigger police presence needed? - Article from the Western Pacific

Our CORE Group Representative for the Western Pacific Region Mr Joel Tucker, in his professional capacity, works for the Royal Automobile Club Queensland (RACQ) liaises with public relations organizations focusing or road safety issues in Australia. Recently, Joel explored the claim from RACQ members that distracted driving has become a bigger problem than in the last five years because the lack of enforcement to curb the use of mobile phones behind the wheel.

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Caravane is Launched -  starting 50 day journey across West Africa

Caravane is Launched - starting 50 day journey across West Africa

Today, the amitious and inspiring Caravane project launched its 50 day journey across West Africa. The launch was started in its first country of operation, Niamey - Niger and will greet thousands of young people on its journey. The event was held at the Palais des Congress (Congress Palace Niger) in the Presence of the Minister of Transport Niger, The Minister of Youth Niger and the Governor of Niger.

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West Africa adopt African Youth Declaration for Road Safety

West Africa adopt African Youth Declaration for Road Safety

Yesterday, YOURS, in collaboration with the UEMOA and the European Commission launched the African Youth Declaration for Road Safety with delegates representing road safety organizations from seven countries in West Africa. The declaration was officially adopted yesterday in Niamey, Niger (Africa) in the start-up meeting of the Caravane project.

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Counter Measures XIX takes place in November  - Arrive Alive

Counter Measures XIX takes place in November - Arrive Alive

Next month (18-19 November 2012) a provincial conference will be held in Toronto, Canada entitled 'Counter Measures' and will mark it's ninteenth assembly committed to reducing the human carnage caused by impared driving. This year, the conference takes an international theme and is geared toward international perspectives bringing extra focus to the Decade of Action for Road Safety and the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

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Marking the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Marking the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Next month on the 18th November 2012, the world marks the internationally recognized day of remembrance for road traffic victims; The World Day of Remembrance. The day is marked through a range of activities to remember the victims of fatal road crashes. It also acts as reminder to us all that road safety is ever crucial in the name of these victims and move forward with motivation of reconciliation and road safety action.

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