FIA MOBILITY AND FIA FOUNDATION MEET AT PHILIPPINE AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION TO STRENGTHEN MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF ROAD SAFETY GRANT PROJECTS

FIA MOBILITY AND FIA FOUNDATION MEET AT PHILIPPINE AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION TO STRENGTHEN MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF ROAD SAFETY GRANT PROJECTS

In an effort to further support FIA Member Clubs, Aggie Krasnolucka, Head of FIA Foundation Programs and Anaïs Aite, FIA Mobility Grants Coordinator, visited the facilities of the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP) in Manila from October 7 to 10 to better understand the structure of the Club. and road safety needs in the country.

Supported by the FIA ​​Road Safety Grants program and the FIA ​​Foundation, AAP implemented eight road safety projects between 2018 and 2022.

One of the most successful is “Stay Bright”, which was launched in partnership with Pilipinas Shell, 3M Philippines, Fundacion MAPFRE and Philippines Global Road Safety Partnership. AAP presented the results of the project which involved training 300 Barangay officials and tricycle drivers on the importance of being visible on the roads. The Club distributed 300 reflective vests and 3,278 reflective zippers. “Stay Bright” is a good example of a sustainable project that has been replicated in many countries and is still being developed in the Philippines through private partnerships.

AAP is currently implementing a motorcycle and helmet safety project supported by the 2022 Transformation stream. The project involves advocating with law enforcement on helmet safety and distributing standardized helmets.

Over the past three years, the FIA ​​and the FIA ​​Foundation have strengthened the Programme’s monitoring and evaluation strategy, helping Clubs improve their reporting and better demonstrate the impact of their projects.

The site visit provided the FIA ​​with an excellent opportunity to better understand the work carried out on the ground. Site visits carried out under the FIA ​​Road Safety Grant Program are essential to enable the FIA ​​to better understand the road safety needs in the respective countries and to assist member clubs in their strategy. advocacy.

This site visit was organized in conjunction with the Global Dialogue on Road Safety held at the Asian Development Bank headquarters in Manila from 11 to 13 October. A delegation from FIA Mobility, FIA Foundation and AAP attended the session where representatives from the Helmet Safety Coalitions of Kenya, Mexico and Vietnam shared their experience on how to improve the safety of motorized two-wheelers. They highlighted the importance of using a quality headset and working with a variety of stakeholders at the national level and encouraged other participants from Asia-Pacific to establish such coalitions in their respective countries.

These events are also an excellent opportunity for FIA Member Clubs to network with relevant stakeholders and institutions.

On this occasion, WHO launched “Two and Three-Wheeled Motor Vehicle Safety: A Road Safety Handbook for Policymakers and Practitioners”, covering laws, enforcement, education and awareness. More information on new global guidelines to reduce deaths from motorcycle crashes can be found here.

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