Global Road Safety Initiative
The Global Road Safety Initiative (GRSI) is the world’s largest joint commitment of private sector resources toward road safety in low- and middle-income countries. It was first created in 2004 by a group of leading global corporations and over 5 years delivered significant road safety demonstration projects in Brazil, China and countries in South East Asia.
Administered by GRSP, the Global Road Safety Initiative (GRSI) is now in its second five year phase and is funded by Michelin, Renault, Shell, Total and Toyota.
An important element of GRSI is the development of sustainable partnerships between government, business and civil societies. Wherever possible, GRSI outcomes are further maximised by leveraging off other key projects and programmes managed by GRSP. The Global Road Safety Initiative is a “rolling” initiative, and open to increasing its membership. The Initiative has its own Steering Committee, currently chaired by Shell.
Focus for GRSI Activities
GRSI activities have been designed to lead to measurable outcomes that will contribute to a reduction in road crash death and injury in low- and middle-income countries. Monitoring and evaluation are an essential element, with explicit objectives and measures of output and outcomes for all planned activities. The initiative holds two major annual conferences in Asia and Africa, and is currently engaged in risk factor projects in eight countries:
- Brazil - Proactive Partnership Strategy, 6 cities (Fact Sheet)
- Cambodia - Road Safety Culture Project, Siem Reap (Fact Sheet)
- China - Safe to School - Safe to Home Project, Ningbo City (Fact Sheet)
- Laos PDR - Helmet Wearing, Vientiane (Fact Sheet)
- Morocco - Vulnerable Road Users Project, Mohammedia (Fact Sheet)
- Nigeria - Garki Community Road Safety Partnership, Abuja City (Fact Sheet)
- Vietnam - Safe to School - Safe to Home Project, Ha Nam Province (Fact Sheet)
- Zambia - Danger Spot Improvement Plan, Lusaka City (Fact Sheet)
Support for the Decade of Action for Road Safety
The GRSI programme is designed to provide support for the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety. The global plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety describes five pillars of activity. The GRSI programme links to the pillars of improving road safety management and developing safer road users, as well as providing support for regional and country level partnerships in targeted low- and middle-income countries.
The Global Road Safety Initiative is proudly supported by: