WHO and Bloomberg Philanthropies share expertise at workshop for road safety advocates

July 27, 2017

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(From left) Supha Jomphan, Pennapa Pornsupikul, and Thanutchaya Youpanead of the Legal Development Program during a breakout session of the advocacy workshop.
As part of a capacity building workshop for road safety advocates, Kelly Larson, Director, Global Road Safety Program at Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Dr. Witaya Chadbunchachai, Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, shared their advocacy expertise with the participants. Members of the Legal Development Program (LDP), who have backgrounds in policy, law, and the media, were joined by partner agencies for the training.

Participants learned techniques for how to better advocate for policy and legislative changes to improve road safety in Thailand. They then worked in small groups on an exercise to develop campaigns to lower the speed limits in Bangkok, establish stricter public transportation safety standards, curb drunk driving, and promote helmet wearing in Ubon Ratchathani Province. Miranda Hysell and Aaron Schwid, from the Global Road Safety Program, led the sessions.

The LDP, which is led globally by the World Health Organization and the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety, aims to build the capacities of legal, civil society, and media professionals to strengthen road safety legislation and enforcement. AIP Foundation coordinates LDP activities in Thailand.

View more photos of the workshop here.

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