August 8, 2013
On August 8, the CrossRoads Programme selected the AIP Foundation as one of four winning projects to secure funding for Creating Opportunities for Sustainable Spending on Roads in Uganda. CrossRoads is funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the European Union (EU), and run by IMC Worldwide and Practical Action Consulting.
The £1 million (USD 1.969 million) grant fund was designed to drive innovation in the Ugandan road construction and maintenance sector. AIP Foundation secured funding for its plans to encourage and enforce helmet use among boda boda riders and passengers. Taking place in Kampala’s five districts over the course of 15 months beginning in August 2013, this project will aim to increase helmet usage to 60 percent in the general population of boda boda operators.. Research and campaigning for these projects will begin immediately and outcomes will be published in one year.
For more information, visit the CrossRoads website.