UNICEF invites AIP Foundation to offer insights on child-focused road safety programs

May 18, 2017

UNICEF Manila Workshop May 2017
Molly Ellison, AIP Foundation’s Communications and Development Coordinator (center), joins representatives from UNICEF, regional governments, FIA Foundation, and the World Health Organization during the two-day workshop.

AIP Foundation joined representatives from four of UNICEF’s East Asia Pacific Region offices, the World Health Organization, FIA Foundation, iRAP, and regional government agencies to share its knowledge on child-based road safety programming. The two-day workshop was held to support UNICEF country teams develop child-focused road safety programming over the next year. The initiatives are being supported by FIA Foundation as part of a partnership launched in 2014.

During the meeting, AIP Foundation’s Deputy CEO, Hoang Thi Na Huong, and Communications and Development Coordinator, Molly Ellison, discussed the organization’s approaches to advocacy and school-based activities, focusing on both helmet use and pedestrian safety. UNICEF and government representatives from the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, and Vietnam were in attendance.

“The expertise being provided by regional and global partners is a vital contribution to help develop the response to child road traffic injury. Along with other key partners, the input from AIP Foundation is helping to strengthen this new programming which is working towards the SDG agenda on road traffic injury and the priority of a safe journey to school for every child,” Avi Silverman, FIA Foundation Deputy Director and Global Coordinator of UNICEF’s Child Road Traffic Injury programme, said. “This is just the start of what we hope will prove a successful collaborative effort to save lives on the roads.”

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