AIP Foundation join automobile associations at FIA Training Program on Policy Advocacy in Singapore

September 4, 2019

AIP Foundation joined automobile association representatives and road safety advocates at the FIA Region II Club Development Program on Policy & Persuasion from September 2-4 in Singapore to attend a training on advocacy and policy. The training was co-hosted by the The Federation Internationale d’Automobile (FIA) and Curtin University, and provided road safety stakeholders with an opportunity to explore tools and techniques on advocacy in their respective countries. Other organizations represented at the training included the automobile associations of Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, India, and other members of FIA Region II across the Asia Pacific.

The training explored topics including strategic action planning and storytelling techniques in the digital age, and featured speakers including the former Secretary for Transport of New Zealand, Martin Matthews, who shared his insights on government advocacy and future innovations in transportation infrastructure.

Organizations also had the opportunity to share their own best practices at the training. AIP Foundation presented on Slow Zones, Safe Zones, a multi-pronged road safety program currently being implemented in Pleiku City, Gia Lai province, Vietnam.

Slow Zones, Safe Zones is supported by Fondation Botnar and the Global Road Safety Partnership and aims to reduce speed in school zones, utilizes a combination of government advocacy, community education, infrastructure modifications, and public awareness raising to address the issue of speeding in this target province. Since the launch of the program in April 2018, Slow Zones, Safe Zones has successfully advocated for speed reductions at target schools consisting of more than 2,245 students from 50km/h to 30 km/h and 60 km/h to 40 km/h, among other results.

See more photos from the training here.

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