Introduction

Road safety is consistently acknowledged as one of the highest risks to aid workers throughout the world, and the cause of a high number of civilian casualties. Organizational responses to road safety are often ad hoc or generalized, without follow-up evaluation to assess the level of impact. UNSSC’s Road Safety Training Program aims to directly contribute to Pillar 3 of the UN Road Safety Strategy and SDG Goal 3, target 3.6: “By 2030, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents”.

The Introduction to Road Safety Management course will enable participants from UN and associated organizations to effectively develop and manage road safety actions using best practices and evidence-based approaches. Successful participants will have requisite skills, knowledge and attitudes to better analyse, plan, implement and evaluate road safety actions.

Objectives

Objectives: 

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Analyse road safety risks using a proven framework
  • Formulate contextualized interventions to address the identified problem(s)
  • Evaluate and validate their chosen interventions

Course Methodology

Course Methodology: 

The methodology used in the Road Safety Management course is based on the ‘Safe System’ and 'Goals for Driver Education frameworks. Learners are encouraged throughout the course to engage in critical self-reflection to support experiential learning and behaviour change. Knowledge, skills and attitude competencies will be imparted to the learners through the following methods:

  • Case-studies. Learners will use real-life case studies to increase their knowledge and skills.
  • Interactive discussions. Best practices will be examined using the case-studies as an analytical lens.
  • Self-reflection. Learners will be encouraged throughout the course to engage in self-reflection to maximize experiential learning. This is accomplished through formative discussions, learning diaries and dynamic feedback sessions during and after practical and problem-based learning activities.

 

Evaluation:

  • Formative evaluation will be conducted throughout the course to provide feedback, encourage honest self-assessment and highlight experiential learning opportunities.
  • Summative Evaluation is conducted through the presentation of an action plan to address the problems identified through assigned case studies.
  • Following the completion of the formal training course, participants are evaluated to ensure they are using the skills and knowledge learned.

 

Certification: 

  • This course enables participants to independently develop, implement and evaluate road safety management actions, policies and interventions. 
  • Participants will receive on-going support and access to communities of practice

Course Contents

Course Contents: 
  • Contemporary Approaches to Road Safety Management
  • Road safety risk factors
  • Data and evidence-based road safety actions
  • Strategic communications and behaviour change campaigns
  • Developing an effective safety culture
  • Safer vehicles and fleets
  • Safer road users through training, learning and awareness raising
  • Post-crash response: learning and applying lessons

Target Audience

Target Audience: 

Organization, regional and country level road safety focal points, managers, relevant administration, logistics, fleet managers, and training and security personnel from across and beyond the UN system.

Cost of participation

Cost of participation: 

The course fee of 1,500 USD covers the 3-day course, training and facilitation services as well as the course materials. Participants are responsible for their own travel, transfers, accommodation and meals.

Please note that a minimum number of 8 participants are required to conduct this course.

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