Advocacy papers

Title: Walking the Talk - Driving action for the Sustainable Development Goals

Organisation: Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety
Date uploaded: 18th October 2017
Date published/launched: October 2017

This report features a series of case studies showing what can be achieved by non-government organisations (NGOs).

Walking the Talk outlines ‘what can be achieved with strategic investment in road safety NGOs’, through a series of stories of individuals ‘gaining new skills and mind-sets, and, as a result, NGOs becoming more visible and effective’.

Examples cited in the publication include a national seat belt campaign in Tunisia ‘which saw road deaths decrease by 35% in two months’, and infrastructure improvements that have reduced road injuries around five schools in Addis Ababa.

The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety says road crashes account for 1.25 million deaths each year and are the number one cause of death for 15–29-year-olds. Without intervention, road crashes are projected to be the seventh leading cause of death globally by 2030.

The Alliance says it is using an ‘empowerment program’ to equip NGOs to ‘take a more evidence-based, goal-oriented, and strategic approach to their work’.

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