The Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge is seeking proposals from consortiums representing partners from government, civil society and the private sector to address road safety problems which impact children in India, Mexico, Romania, South Africa, Tunisia, and Vietnam.
Successful applications will be competing for funding of a maximum amount of 400,000 Swiss francs (CHF) for two-year projects. There will also be an opportunity for three additional years of funding for a total of up to 1,000,000 CHF over the full 5 years.
Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM GMT (UK) on August 4, 2017. For further information about this Challenge and to apply, please click here to be directed to its dedicated website.
Globally, more than 1.25 million people die as a result of road crashes each year and another 50 million people are seriously injured. Road traffic injuries and deaths have a significant impact on individuals under the age of 18, who account for more than 186,000 road traffic deaths annually. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child of 1989 states that every child should be afforded protection and care as necessary for his or her well-being. One important way to do this is to address the epidemic of children killed on the world’s roads.
The World Health Organization recently released a technical package, Save LIVES, which provides an evidence-based inventory of priority interventions to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries. These interventions are critically important at both a national and local level. They include:
Achieving sustainable reductions in road traffic deaths and injuries requires an evidence-based approach which brings together the governmental, civil society and private sectors. Applicants are encouraged to fully review the World Health Organization’s road safety technical package.
The Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge is seeking proposals from consortiums representing partners from government, civil society and the private sector to address road safety problems which impact children in India, Mexico, Romania, South Africa, Tunisia, and Vietnam. This Challenge has the following unique features:
Applicants can find all the necessary information in the downloadable documents on the Challenge site. The deadline for applications is August 4, 2017 at 23:59 GMT. For further information about this Challenge and to apply, please click here to be directed to its dedicated website.
About the Seeker:
The Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge (“The Challenge”) is a project of the Fondation Botnar, a Swiss-based charitable foundation established with the core purpose to support children’s basic needs throughout the world. The Challenge is designed to address locally relevant road safety problems that affect children in small- and mid-sized cities in six priority countries with practical, innovative and evidence-based interventions. The Challenge is managed by the Global Road Safety Partnership, a hosted programme of the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies and based in Geneva, Switzerland.
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