GRSP is Celebrating 25 Years

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In 1998, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) recognised, in its World Disasters Report, road crash deaths and injuries as a human-made health crisis. The following year the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) was formed with a clear mission of working in partnership towards a sustainable reduction of road crash death and injury. This year, the GRSP celebrates 25 years of working towards our shared vision: a world free of road crash death and injury.

Over the last two-and-a-half decades, GRSP has played a powerful role in advocacy at all levels. We provide training for road safety practitioners and enforcement agencies, and, through a global network of National Societies and partners, GRSP coordinates good practice road safety implementations engaging across all elements of the Safe System.

One of the key aspects of GRSP’s success has been its ability to provide a platform to support and create multi-sector road safety collaborations engaged in front-line good practice in countries and communities throughout the world. An unwavering dedication to evidence-based interventions combined with extensive in-house expertise have been crucial in making GRSP an impactful actor and partner of choice.

“We are immensely proud to reach this important milestone. A quarter of a century of meaningful activity is no small deed,” said Dave Cliff, GRSP CEO. Adding, “However, the job is far from done. With an ongoing increase in motorisation, particularly the volume of powered two wheelers and micro mobility, we must continue to build understanding of ‘evidence based’ measures to reduce road trauma.  Sadly, too many initiatives are still based on ‘common sense’ rather than solid evidence as to what we know works to reduce serious crashes”.

To mark this milestone anniversary, the GRSP will produce an overview publication of our history over the last 25 years and will hold a range of events and workshops during which we shall celebrate our achievements and reaffirm our commitment to continuing our immensely important work.

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