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The Second Annual Conference for Road Safety in Cambodia brought together policy makers, concerned government bodies, non-governmental organizations, private sector, media, and road safety advocates in support of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over 350 delegates convened at Himawari Hotel in Phnom Penh on September 4-5, 2019, to discuss practical strategies, exchange information, and participate in breakout sessions to review current road safety plans, and share their recommendations for the future of road crash prevention. The conference was hosted by AIP Foundation and the Coalition for Road Safety (CRY), in coordination with the National Road Safety Committee (NRSC).
The key focus and theme centered on addressing Cambodia’s “Eight Pillars” of Road Safety: safe road users, safe infrastructure, better road management, safer vehicles, improved emergency medical assistance, law amendment and enforcement, expansive driver licensing and management, and evaluation of passenger and goods transport services.
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FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, together with AIP Foundation/ Safe Kids Vietnam, celebrated the UN Global Road Safety Week with a workshop to present the milestones of the Walk This Way program.
Launched in 2009 and conducted by FedEx and AIP Foundation/ Safe Kids Vietnam to increase awareness of child pedestrian safety and improve road user behaviors in Vietnam, the Walk This Way program has reached more than 200,000 students from 315 primary and secondary schools across the country, and donated helmets, reflective jackets and caps, pedestrian safety pencil cases, and pedestrian safety books to students.
AA Vietnam and AIP Foundation, in collaboration with the Hanoi Traffic Safety Committee, have launched a new child car seat initiative at Nam Tu Liem school in Hanoi. The launch event was held during the 5th United Nations Global Road Safety Week, attended by 800 primary school students and teachers.
Helmets for Families, supported by Abbott, introduced its sixth year of programming with a launch event held at Lam Van Ben Primary School in Nha Be District where 1,292 students and teachers received free helmets. AIP Foundation hosted the event in coordination with the Ho Chi Minh City Traffic Safety Committee and Department of Education and Training. This year’s Helmets for Families program will continue collaborating with doctors and medical professionals, using their experiences working with road crash victims to educate teachers, parents, and students about the very real dangers of not wearing a helmet.
SIEM REAP, MARCH 19th, 2019 — On the 18th August 2018, The Dirty Cuts Siem Reap (DCSR) Motorcycle Club held their 2nd Annual Siem Reap Bike Meet, in their home city of Siem Reap. The event was attended by around 450-500 riders, bike enthusiasts, travelers, locals and expat families and was considered a great success. During the event, a raffle was held, which raised $1,300 USD, which was donated to Road Safety NGO, AIP Foundation to launch the Helmets for Kids safety initiative in Siem Reap.
Leading up to the 3rd United Nations Ministerial Meeting scheduled in Sweden in February 2020, Vietnam has been selected to launch a 5-continent initiative organized by the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety. The initiative supports the UN Voluntary Global Performance Targets for Road Safety.
At the event, a symbolic baton was handed over to UN Special Envoy Jean Todt by the Government of Vietnam to signify their commitment.
AIP Foundation collaborated with the Gia Lai Traffic Safety Committee (TSC) to celebrate the launch of a new public awareness campaign and school zone road modifications in Pleiku City as part of the Slow Zones, Safe Zones program – the first-ever pilot program to reduce speed in school zones in Vietnam, supported by Fondation Botnar and the Global Road Safety Partnership. At the ceremony at Phan Dang Luu Primary School, over 1200 teachers, students, and parents of the school attended in addition to government stakeholders from the National TSC, the Ministry of Education and Training, the Gia Lai TSC, the Gia Lai Department of Education and Training, the Gia Lai Department of Transport, and the Gia Lai Traffic Police. Additionally, representatives from all 32 primary schools in Pleiku, KOVA Paint, the Global Road Safety Partnership, and AIP Foundation attended the ceremony.
90 stakeholders from the government, police, target universities, private sector and media will join together to hear the end results, challenges, and lessons learned of the Young Ambassadors for Road Safety’s activities. AIP Foundation and Young Ambassadors for Road Safety (YARS) from three participating universities will present a short video on the year’s achievements and answer questions about the program. General Luy Chhin, Deputy Director of the Department of Traffic Police and Public Order will provide the opening keynote, while H.E Min Meanvy, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Public Work and Transportation and General Secretary General of the National Road Safety Committee, and H.E Chek Lim, Deputy Director General of Youth from the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports also spoke. Members of the Municipal Police of Phnom Penh will present on the road safety challenges in Phnom Penh. Finally, the YARS will lead the group in discussion about the sustainability of the program, answer and introduce the YARS network for road safety, which will link former YARS with new and current YARS to create a community of road safety volunteers. The Safety Delivered program will conclude at the end of December.
Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia – With the support of Manulife, Helmets for Families donated more than 1000 helmets to students, teachers and parents at Hun Sen Krong Primary School in Preah Sihanouk District. Training workshops were also held for more than 100 parents to promote helmet use. Helmets for Familiesis focused on engaging parents – especially mothers – as role models in child helmet use.
Hanoi 8 November 2018: Today, the Embassy of Sweden in Vietnam joined AIP Foundation and Swedish companies Astra Zeneca and Volvo and others to distribute nearly 1,000 high-quality helmets to students at Ba Dinh Primary School in Hanoi.
At the event, the organizers called for stronger public awareness and urged adults to put helmets on children whenever they travel on motorcycles. Additionally, there was a flash mob dance that encouraged students to always wear their helmets as well as games that tested their helmet safety knowledge. The ceremony took place in support of AIP Foundation’s Helmet for Kids program, which provides thousands of high-quality helmets to students across Vietnam as well as road safety education to them and their teachers and parents every year.