Global Road Safety Partnership
The Global Road Safety Partnership is dedicated to the sustainable reduction of road-crash death and injury in low- and middle-income countries. These countries suffer 90 per cent of the 1.3 million annual deaths and 50 million serious injuries that result from road crashes. GRSP is hosted by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies and brings together partners from business, governments and civil society to work together to improve road safety.

Our vision is "a world free of road crash death and injury."

GRSP works to improve road safety by:

  • Facilitating the development of multistakeholder partnerships
  • Implementing targeted road crash injury prevention interventions based on global good practice together with our members and partners
  • Building the capacity of road safety professionals to deliver effective interventions focusing on the main road crash and injury risk factors and high risk groups
  • Advocating for increased levels of road safety
  • Developing global good practice materials

 “No single organization, government, business or humanitarian group can tackle or solve the global road safety crisis alone. Building effective, collaborative and sustainable partnerships between key actors from different sectors is the answer,” states Pieter Venter, Acting CEO of the Global Road Safety Partnership.

Global programmes

As a member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration , GRSP plays a key role in supporting the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020). GRSP is implementing phase II of the Global Road Safety Initiative (GRSI), the largest-ever global, private-sector investment in road safety. GRSI partners (Michelin, Renault, Shell, Total and Toyota) are currently active in China, Southeast Asia, Brazil and, most recently, Africa.

Through the global road safety programme RS-10 (Road Safety in 10 countries), funded with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, GRSP works with the World Health Organisation, World Resources Institute’s EMBARQ programme, John Hopkins School of Public Health, World Bank Road Safety Facility and the Association for Safe International Road Travel. The 125-million USD project aims to reduce road-crash death and injury in 10 low- and middle-income countries including Brazil, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Kenya, Mexico, Russian Federation, Turkey and Viet Nam.

As part of the overall EuroMed regional project on Road, Rail, and Urban Transport programme, GRSP also has a newly funded project by the European Union – the EU-MENA support programme – which aims to contribute to the reduction of road crash death and injury in Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Syria and Tunisia.

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Recent achievements

In 2011, GRSP jointly developed the Road Safety Education Framework with Sesame Workshop to shape the road safety content in global Sesame programmes. These programmes help children and parents better understand the risks associated with travel on or near the roads.

The same year, GRSP prompted the world’s largest humanitarian network, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) – which hosts GRSP – to reaffirm that road safety is a top humanitarian priority. In 2011, GRSP also became the IFRC’s reference centre for road safety.

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