The Mexican Red Cross is a leading example of a National Society engaged at all levels in road safety: working with relevant ministries and agencies on strengthening legislation and enforcement, with the private sector on key risk factor interventions and through its efforts with volunteer networks and other civil society organizations in communities across Mexico.
The relationship between the Mexican Red Cross and GRSP has also been evolving over a number of years, often partnering at international events to share good practice and encourage other Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies to deepen their road safety engagement. Ahead of the road safety event at the 20th General Assembly of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, GRSP extended an invitation to Mexican Red Cross to become a co-opted member of the GRSP Executive Committee. Mexico Red Cross President, Fernando Suinaga welcomed the opportunity.
Andrew Bradley said at the meeting, ‘Their commitment and success in the field of road safety, coupled with the strong relationship that has developed between the Mexican Red Cross and GRSP, reinforces our decision to extend this invitation. We see this as an ideal opportunity to further build on our partnership, both in-country and on the world stage at International Red Cross Red Crescent events, as well as being a natural progression in the relationship to bring the Mexican Red Cross expertise to our Executive Committee’.
The Executive Committee is the overarching governance group that oversees the operation and strategic directions of GRSP and includes representatives from government, corporate and civil society members.
Pictured: Andrew Bradley, GRSP Chair and Head of Group Risk at Nestle (second from right), together with GRSP CEO Barry Watson (second from left), extend the invitation to Mexico Red Cross President, Fernando Suinaga (left) with Mexican Red Cross Board Member Rodrigo de Villasante (right).