We reported last month on the ten cities and five countries selected as participants in the second phase of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety. Since the announcement, the GRSP team has begun a series of official kick-off meetings with high level representatives from those cities and countries.
On 17 and 18 March in Cambodia, GRSP hosted a meeting of in-country advocacy partners and the Bloomberg Advocacy Incubator to develop a strategy for supporting implementation of the new Traffic Law; the progress of which we have been supporting and reporting on through this newsletter. Relevant government partners also participated in parts of the strategy session.
The major outcome of the meeting was a strategy which focuses on supporting the drafting of implementing regulations (sub-decrees) and maintaining political support for implementation on the national level; ensuring strong
Sendai / Geneva – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) today launched an initiative to scale-up community and civic action on resilience - the ‘One Billion Coalition for Resilience’.
The announcement was made by Mr Tadateru Konoé, President of the IFRC and Japanese Red Cross Society, together with Mr Elhadj As Sy, IFRC Secretary General, at the third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan.
“For many years the Red Cross and Red Crescent have been making a significant contribution to disaster risk reduction efforts and