July 16, 2019
AIP Foundation CEO Mirjam Sidik attended the Safe Kids Worldwide International Network Meeting in Washington, D.C., where she engaged with child injury prevention leaders from around the world to discuss ways to build capacity in the field of injury prevention. The networking meeting provided a chance to interact closely with other leaders in the leadup to the Safe Kids Worldwide Childhood Injury Prevention Convention (PrevCon), held from July 17-20.
At the one-day networking meeting, participants and speakers discussed the importance of creating national action plans for sustainable child injury prevention and assessed methods for broadening stakeholder bases for awareness and support. Ms. Sidik spoke on behalf of AIP Foundation as a Safe Kids Vietnam affiliate and discussed ways to build fundraising capacity with co-panelist Scott Phillips, CEO of Kidsafe Western Australia. The networking meeting also provided a space for discussing a strategic plan for the members’ continued global cooperative partnership. AIP Foundation enjoyed the opportunity to learn from a number of other speakers at the meeting, including executive leaders of Safe Kids Worldwide, technical advisors specializing in child passenger safety, and numerous academics.