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2018 Pilot Call_WHO_Improving road traffic fatality data





WHO in partnership with Ministries of Health, Transport and Interior
Duration: 12 months
Value: USD199,500
Objectives: To strengthen existing health information systems in order to produce through enhanced civil registration more accurate and timely data on road traffic deaths. Two steps: 1) mapping of the existing data systems; 2) development of a plan of action with specific enhancements in the countries’ civil registration and vital statistics systems. In the long run, to increase engagement and collaboration among different stakeholders and ministries (including health, transport and interior.
Main activities:
       Country consultations to identify missing or weak elements in the current system
       Two national stakeholder capacity-building workshops in each country
       Provision of technical support to selected ministries and governmental officials
       Evaluation report on the process mapping and recommendations


2018 Pilot Call_WHO_Strengthening legal frameworks for road safety





WHO in partnership with Ministries of Health, Transport and Interior
Duration: 12 months
Value: USD145,188
Objectives: Building on existing efforts by the national governments, to identify legislative gaps in the five road-safety related pillars areas, and to facilitate a multi-stakeholder dialogue for the development of a more comprehensive legal framework in the field of road safety.
Main activities:
       In-depth institutional and legal assessment in each country and sharing of the findings during high-level meetings and technical planning meetings with multiple stakeholders
       Review of the draft amendments to laws and regulations
       Support to the government in adopting a legislative and regulatory framework and development of policy papers and other technical documents


2018 Pilot Call_UN-Habitat_Scaling up safe streets designs





UN-Habitat in partnership with Ministry of Transport of Ethiopia (MOT) - Federal Transport Authority (FTA), Ministry of Urban Development and Construction of Ethiopia (MoUDC), Addis Ababa Transport Bureau (AATB), Addis Ababa Traffic Management Agency (TMA), Addis Ababa City Road Authority (AACRA), Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
Duration: 12 months
Value: USD200,000
Objectives: To provide technical support to the city officials in their ongoing efforts to upgrade over the coming budget year more than 50 km of footpaths and introduce new bicycle lanes; to build on the government’s ongoing focus to better design and implement policies and make investment decisions that prioritize the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.
Main activities:
       Wide dissemination of the National Design Manual developed by the Ministry of Urban Development (at least in 6 cities)
       5 workshops and Open Street Days organized with multi-stakeholder engagement
       Establishment of an interactive web platform for most-up-to-date design standards
       Support to Addis Ababa in developing a clear formal process for design review
       Provision of design review assistance in at least 3 city governments

Project sheet: PDF


2018 Pilot Call_UNESCAP_Strengthening speed management





UNESCAP in partnership with Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), ImagineLaw Inc., Land Transportation Office (Philippines), Department of Transportation of the Philippines Government
Duration: 12 months
Value: USD198,546
Objectives: To contribute to reductions in speed-related road crashes and their severity levels by improving road user behavior through a best practice speed enforcement training via “train the trainer”; enhance the capacity of a core group of national-level police who will further train the Local Transportation Offices at the district level.
Main activities:
       Development and delivery of a “train the trainer” workshop to 120 Local Transportation Office trainees at the district level
       A national stakeholders’ workshop
       A set of recommendations to institutionalize the speed enforcement training for relevant staff and the Local Transportation Office and local government units


Project sheet: PDF

Project stories:
UN Road Safety Fund supports training to enforce speed limit laws in the Philippines

2018 Pilot Call_UNICEF_Child-responsive urban planning and sustainable urban transportation





UNICEF in partnership with country offices, institutional, academic and technical partners in Paraguay, the Philippines and South Africa
Duration: 12 months
Value: USD197,694
Objectives: To develop capacity in child-responsive urban planning, with a particular focus on developing and improving transportation systems. The three beneficiary countries are situated in different regions, which shows the potential of replication of this project. The project targets both student urban and transportation planners, playing a key role in the planning, construction and management of safe roads.
Main activities:
       Capacity development, including the course material for 2 capacity development modules and the delivery of a training of trainer session
       Formulation of specific policy recommendations
       On-site interventions

Project sheet: PDF

Project stories:
Thanks to UN Road Safety Fund, UNICEF helps Paraguay integrate road safety for children in urban planning

2019 Call_UNESCAP_Improvement of Driver Licensing System in Lao PDR





UNESCAP in partnership with Ministry of Public Works and Transport
Duration: 18 months
Value: USD570,000
Objectives: The project will substantially improve behaviors of drivers to drive safely on roads through effective training and testing in the process of licensing and ensure competency of drivers in issuance of driving licenses. It will significantly contribute to reduction of reckless driving and aims to help save lives of youth in particular.
Main activities:
       Capacity development: training on improving safety awareness and knowledge of driving trainers and testing officers
       Preparation of improved curriculum and trainings materials for driving schools as well as testing requirements and process for authorities
       Development of an online application and testing system
2019 Call_UNECA_Ten Step Plan for Safer Road Infrastructure in Tanzania





UNECA in partnership with International Road Federation (IRF) and International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP)

Duration: 24 months
Value: USD480,000
Objectives: The project aims to significantly reduce traffic fatalities and injuries in Tanzania and beyond by building the institutional capacity to improve infrastructure safety (management, UN legal instruments, road safety audits and assessments, investment, design standards, upgrades and monitoring) and to embed skills as part of the Regional Centre of Excellence for Road Safety.
Main activities:

       Gap Analysis:

       Organization of a workshop on National Safer Road Infrastructure;

       Mapping of the Road Infrastructure Management;
       Review of the current National and State Operational Policies, Standards, Guidelines and Financing Arrangements;
       Development of the National Safer Road Infrastructure Strategies and supporting Action Plans;

       National Standards & Training:
       Development of National Road Design Standards;

       Development of National Training, Accreditation and Certification Standards and Institutional Capacity;

       Infrastructure Safety Management:
       Establish and/or enhance a National Road Assessment Programme;
       Immediate Road Design Assessments and Road Safety Audits that elevate the safety for all road users;
       Strengthen National Capacity for Infrastructure Road Safety Construction Quality, Data Management, Performance Tracking, Monitoring and evaluation;

       Establish an effective communications programme that celebrates safer roads;

2019 Call_UNDP_Safe Road Zambia - Creating cities for non-motorized transportation users



UNDP in partnership with UNEP and WHO Zambia office
Duration: 36 months
Value: USD450,000
Objectives: The project aims at supporting the implementation of the National “Non-motorized Transport” (NMT) Strategy to improve road safety for all NMT users including pedestrians (including wheelchair and public transport users) and cyclists, in order to reduce fatalities and disabilities. The project is expected to reduce the number of pedestrian and bicycle user accidents in Lusaka by 66% by March 2023, saving a projected 600 lives and preventing 1,500 injuries over three years.
Main activities:
       Capacity building of key stakeholders
       Creation of an alliance of public and private partners to mobilize resources, increase awareness, promote and improve the road safety and sustainability for all road users;
       Monitoring and enforcement of policies and by laws to strengthen implementation of a safe NMT use on roads;
       Mapping of the most critical corridors for NMT users and projecting the investments needed for safe and proper sidewalks, bike lanes, pedestrian crossings, and organized public transportation stops along them;
       Launching a multi-stakeholder campaign, advocacy and financing strategy to increase public participation in safe, sustainable and inclusive mobility and promote health and wellbeing;

       Creation of a multi-stakeholder’s partnership to advocate road safety for all
       Organization of multi stakeholders’ participation and consultations for Inclusive NMT and road development planning;
       Identification of sensitization activities on road user safety in urban and rural communities with public and private partners;
       Building a network on best practices in sustainable and safe mobility with local and international universities, city councils and foundations;

       Working on innovative solution for political, legislative and fiscal support for NMT Strategy implementation

       Conducting a cost-effectiveness analysis of NMT user safety interventions;

       Developing an institutional context analysis and propose solutions for NMT Strategy implementation;

Project sheet: PDF

2019 Call_UNECLAC_Strengthening Road Traffic Enforcement in Brazil





UNECLAC in partnership with Traffic Department of State of Pará (DETRAN/PA) and State Traffic Council (CETRAN-PA)
Duration: 12 months
Value: USD321,000
Objectives: This project aims to contribute to decreasing road traffic deaths and injuries by means of technical assistance to support and to strengthen ongoing road traffic enforcement activities and enhancing the capacity of a core group of traffic officers at the state level.
Main activities:
       Support to State Traffic Council (CETRAN-PA) the development of a State protocol on road traffic enforcement operations
       Implement education and information campaigns about the importance of decreasing road traffic deaths and injuries
       Hold a “train the trainers” workshop with selected traffic officers of Para State to enhancing their technical capacity in road traffic enforcement

Project sheet: PDF 

Interview with Mr. Marcelo Lima Guedes: PDF

2019 Call_UNEP_Safer and Cleaner Used Vehicles for Africa






UNEP in partnership with UNECE, UNECA, WHO, Fédération Internationale d’Automobile (FIA), International Motor Vehicles Inspection Committee (CITA) and International Transport Forum (ITF), FIA Foundation, European Union, Japan and US, Exporting countries – governments and companies, African countries
Duration: 30 months
Value: USD500,000
Objectives: The project will put in place requirements to ensure that Africa will only receive quality used vehicles, which will have major road safety benefits, for both car drivers and other road users, and co-benefits on the environment and economy.
Main activities:
       Developing an Action Plan with Used Vehicles Requirements for Africa, based on the recommendations of working groups for importing and exporting countries and consultations meetings between exporters and importers. The Action Plan will include an agreement on minimum standards for used vehicles for Africa.
       Implementation of the Action Plan and agreed standards. This will include meetings with African countries, regional groups, and exporting countries and providing support to develop sub-regional and national policies, standards and regulations for the import and export of used vehicles to Africa.
       Enforcement of the action plan and agreed standards, which will include sharing of information between exporting and importing countries, technical support on inspection and enforcement, the monitoring of frameworks and systems, the support of the implementation of compliance systems, including trainings and the random inspections at export. A working group will also be established to develop a used vehicles label or certificate.
       Training, information and communication: to support the above steps of developing and implementing standards, the project will create awareness among stakeholders about the issues and promote a harmonized approach. This will include (sub)regional and national communication campaigns. The project will also develop a website and social media platforms; develop capacity building, knowledge and training materials; and organize training workshops for officials and decisions makers on policy development and implementation and enforcement.


2019 Call_UNECA_Strengthen Road Safety Management for evidence-based intervention through reliable road crash data, building capacity in research and monitoring evaluation





UNECA in partnership with Ministry of Works and Transport
Duration: 24 months
Value: USD265,082
Objectives: To strengthen the capacity of Uganda in data collection, analysis and research for evidence-based intervention, as well building capacity in monitoring and evaluation
Main activities:
       Training of Ugandan Police on crash data collection;
       Collection of crash data;
       Review of database system;
       Training on road safety research undertaken for Uganda Police, Uganda National Road Safety Council; and Uganda Road Accident Reduction Network Organisation (URRENO);
       Development of a monitoring and evaluation framework for road safety programmes and interventions


2019 Call_UNESCWA_Reducing road deaths and injuries in Jordan through increasing restraint use





UNESCWA in partnership with Ministry of Transport, Public Security Directorate (Jordan Traffic Institute)
Duration: 18 months
Value: USD267,550
Objectives: Increase the seat belt and other restraints use in Jordan to ultimately reduce road deaths and injuries by bridging the gaps in areas of related regulatory framework in Jordan.
Main activities:
       Design a comprehensive restraint law that includes rear seat occupants
       Analysis of the current seat belt and other restraints law and identify the gaps/loopholes ;

       Assessment of the best practice and design of a restraint legislation;
       Organization of a stakeholders’ workshop;

       Design a ready-to-implement “blueprint” for the introduction of the new comprehensive restraint regulatory framework and its enforcement including related public campaigns 
       Design of the most appropriate seat belt and restraint enforcement campaign;

       Collate international best practice evidence on seat belt and restraint enforcement schedule;
       Organisation of a Government stakeholders’ workshop;

       Evaluate the new law through monitoring the implementation in the field

       Design the implementation plan of introducing the new comprehensive seat belt law;

       Training for enforcing personnel;
       Monitor and evaluate the new restraint law enforcement;

Project sheet: PDF

2019 Call_WHO_Technical support for more efficient implementation of the National Action Plan on Road Safety





WHO in partnership with UNDP, National Parliament, Ministries of Internal Affairs and Health, Azerbaijan Medical University and the State Agency for Mandatory Health Insurance
Duration: 36 months
Value: USD500,000

Objectives: The objective of the project is to support the government of Azerbaijan in developing a model for an operational emergency management system for providing timely and effective post-crash care to victims of road traffic injury.

The proposed project aims to enhance specific capacities in Azerbaijan to improve the implementation of the actions proposed in global normative documents.

Main activities:

- in-depth situational analysis in terms of the legislative environment and the post-crash response structure/system + organizing national stakeholder meetings to share the analysis report on the project progress

- creation of a technical advisory group (TAG) and task force on road safety to be supported by international experts

- organizing an advocacy meeting within the National Parliament

- coordinating technical meetings, workshops for strengthening post-crash response

developing a curriculum with the Azerbaijan Medical University for post-crash responders
- designing and implementing public communication to raise public awareness of road safety and project

- coordinating international knowledge dissemination for the CIS countries, including the report of the project methodology and results

2019 Call_UNECLAC_Speed Management in Argentina


UNECLAC in partnership with Redux Council
Duration: 24 months
Value: USD300,000
Objectives: The objective of this multisectoral project is to introduce a speed management programme with pilot projects to reduce the fatalities and seriously injured due to speed in urban and rural roads in Argentina that can be scaled up with the results of the project to other cities of Latin America.
Main activities:
       Managing and expanding pilot projects on road safety
       Promoting speed control projects on passenger and cargo fleets
       Encourage the involvement of different stakeholders in public and private sector, NGOs and victims’ associations to gaining support for speed reduction actions
2019 Call_UNESCWA_Transformative Actions for Safe Motorcycles in Tunisia


UNESCWA in partnership with National Union Chamber of Driving Schools
Duration: 24 months
Value: USD317,284
Objectives: The project aims to change the behavior of motorcycle users towards a better perception and understanding of the highway code. The project initially targets three pilot Tunisian Governorates as part of a progressive approach that can be extended to the national level. It also targets vulnerable populations such as youth and rural women workers.
Main activities:
       Building an appropriate and applicable legal framework to support the public authorities in enforcing the law based on studies, workshops, an action plan and communication
       Training and sensitization of users of motorcycles on relevant regulations based on studies, development of an action plan, creation of a web application for road security and coordination of an international network on road safety
       Designing a local road protection strategy and a relevant budget through workshops with officials and civil society, a study for local strategy and the implementation of an action plan on road protection


Improving road traffic fatality data




WHO in partnership with Ministries of Health, Transport and Interior


Duration: 12 months


Value: US$199,500


Objectives: To strengthen existing health information systems in order to produce through enhanced civil registration more accurate and timely data on road traffic deaths. Two steps: 1) mapping of the existing data systems; 2) development of a plan of action with specific enhancements in the countries’ civil registration and vital statistics systems. In the long run, to increase engagement and collaboration among different stakeholders and ministries (including health, transport and interior.


Main activities:


     Country consultations to identify missing or weak elements in the current system


       Two national stakeholder capacity-building workshops in each country


       Provision of technical support to selected ministries and governmental officials


       Evaluation report on the process mapping and recommendations