July 26, 2019
AIP Foundation Cambodia Country Director Pagna Kim travelled to Washington, D.C. and St. Paul, Minnesota through a grand prize trip which was awarded to AIP Foundation as the winner of the 3M Road Safety Award for Southeast Asia in 2018. The 3M Road Safety Award recognizes one organization annually for their significant contributions to advancing road safety in the region. AIP Foundation was awarded last year for its helmet safety work in Cambodia through its “Head Safe. Helmet On“ project, supported by USAID Development Innovation Ventures (USAID-DIV), FIA Foundation, The UPS Foundation, and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
For the Grand Prize Trip, Mr. Kim travelled to the 3M office in Washington, D.C., where he was briefed on 3M’s Connected Roads program, which seeks to use existing technologies to improve road infrastructure for humans and autonomous vehicles. Mr. Kim also had the opportunity to tour the 3M Customer Innovation Center and the U.S. Capitol.
At the 3M Global Headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, Mr. Kim met with high-level 3M managers, including Mr. John Pournoor, International Government Executive of Government Affairs, and learned about a range of technological developments in the field of road safety, including innovations in traffic sign development and traffic control solutions.
Click here to learn more about the 3M Road Safety Award for Southeast Asia.