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									South Africa
               Dedicated to the sustainable reduction of road crash
               death and injury in low and middle-income countries
South Africa


                        Sianne Abrahams
                         Local Coordinator

                        SARF Workshop:
                 Road Safety Solutions for Africa
               Community Engagement in Road Safety: Lessons Learnt

                                  Presentation Outline
South Africa

                  Introduction
                  The Global Road Safety Partnership

                  Barriers to Success in Road Safety
                  Community Development Approach to Road Safety
                  Research Methodology Employed to create Social
                  Change
                  Participation

                  Empowerment

                  Emancipation

                  Reflection

                  Conclusion
                         GRSP
                    Active Countries
South Africa




               New 2010
 2010
               New 2009
               Pre-2008
                               GRSP
                  Contributing to a global coalition

South Africa
               Road        Global       UN Road                  UN
 People        Safety      Good          Safety
                Plan      Practice    Collaboration
                                          Political      WHO
                                          Mandate
                                          Advocacy       World
 Reduction                              Infrastructure   Bank
  in death                                Funding
 and injury
                                       Knowledge                 1999
                                       & Monitoring

                                        Good Practice
                                       Development &
                                       Implementation
                          The barriers for success

South Africa

                                          RS MANAGEMENT

                                                      ROADS
        Institutional capacity
                                                          VEHICLES         Immediate
        Systems approach
                                                                           Death or injury
        Funding                                              PEOPLE
                     Poor design
                     Poor construction
                     Poor maintenance

                        Low Country standards                             TRAUMA
                        Individual poor choices                           CARE
                        Poor maintenance
                                     Helmets, Seat belts
                                                                           delayed
                                     Speed, Drink Drive
                                                                           Death or injury
                                     Vulnerable people
 2010                                           Low country standards
                                                Poor individual choices
               Community Development Approach
                    Towards Road Safety
South Africa
South Africa   Our approach to Community Integration
               in Road Safety

Seeking to                      Participation
  improve                       Empowerment
their social                    Emancipation of groups
 situation
                                Reflection
                                 (Holter and Schwartz-Barcott, 1993:298-304)
                         Participation

South Africa

     Strategic partners in
     Government
                                     Established Community
                              G      Leaders
     Expertise (civil
     society)                 R
                              S          Local Police officers

     Business                 P
                                      Existing civil society
                                     organizations
                              Participation
South Africa


     Government,           Community Leadership     Community
  Funders, Civil Society                          Implementation
                 Empowerment
                     of
South Africa         YOUTH

               Through PEER EDUCATION
                 Training and Education
                 Empowerment
South Africa      Of Community Members

                 Through training in Road
               Safety Evaluation Techniques
               and ownership of programmes
               Reflection
South Africa
               Emancipation
               Community Leadership
South Africa




                    Community
                  Implementation
                  LESSONS LEARNT
South Africa

   • Acceptance of interventions by leadership is critical
     to implementation and sustainability
   • Continuous engagement with all stakeholders
     involved
   • Road safety interventions and cultural diversity
   • Establishing ownership and responsibility
   • Receptivity: Complexity vs Simplicity
   • Evaluate
               Dedicated to the sustainable reduction of road crash
               death and injury in low and middle-income countries
South Africa


                        Sianne Abrahams
                         Local Coordinator
                              Thank you
                           T: 021 4082566
                       E: sianne@grsp.org.za
                        W: www.grsp.org.za

								
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