August 23, 2017
AIP Foundation Thailand Chairperson, Ratanawadee H. Winther, and Thailand Country Manager, Oratai Junsuwanaruk, joined road safety peers and fellow grant recipients for the first annual Asia Seminar Grantee Workshop held in Manila, Philippines. Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) and the Global Health Advocacy Incubator hosted the convening. AIP Foundation Thailand received a grant from GRSP for the Slow Down to Save Lives program, which works to improve road safety by setting appropriate urban speed limits. Ms. Junsuwanaruk presented on the successes and lessons learned from the program at the workshop.
The seminar brought together representatives from 22 civil society and government organizations in five countries to share experiences advocating for the adoption and implementation of strong, evidence-based road safety policies.
The Thailand program team also attended Road Safety in Asia 2017, a larger conference held in accordance with the seminar. The policy and capacity building conference, organized by GRSP and the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP), assembled government, development bank, industry and civil society partners who are making an impact on road safety in the region. Road safety practitioners shared knowledge and professional experiences, discussed successes and challenges, showcased good practice, and built strong regional networks.