September 20, 2019
September 9-20, 2019
AIP Foundation traveled to Baltimore, Maryland to join the Global Road Safety Leadership Course (GRSLC), a two-week residential training program which aims to build leadership capacities around designing, advocating, and implementing effective road safety programs and policies. The course is coordinated and delivered by the Global Road Safety Partnership, in partnership with Johns Hopkins University’s International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU), and supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Each year, the course is offered in a regional location as well as on campus at the JH-IIRU in Baltimore, United States. Each course welcomes 65 participants, primarily drawn from partner organizations from within the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS), as well as key personnel from government agencies, civil society organizations and Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies who are actively engaged in road safety activities.
AIP Foundation Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Coordinator, Linh Pham, was selected to attend and worked in a small group of representatives to develop leadership skills and learn to design and advocate for effective road safety programs and policies. “After participating in this course and learning from other road safety colleagues from different countries and backgrounds, I feel that my knowledge has become more comprehensive. I am confident this training enhanced my leadership capacity to optimally address road safety issues in low- and middle-income countries in order to reduce deaths and serious injuries around the world,” Ms. Pham stated.
With a focus on key leadership principles, the GRSLC explored topics centered on the five pillars of focus for the Decade of Action for Road Safety, including road safety risk factors, the role of enforcement, post-crash measurement and case studies, urban design, safer vehicles, and strategic communications and behavior change campaigns.