Project Budget: USD 104,500
Dates: August 2017 to November 2019
Funding Partner: World Resources Institute / Bloomberg Philanthropies
From August 2017 to November 2019 Amend partnered with the World Resources Institute and the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety on an advocacy project in Accra, Ghana with a clear goal: the development and release of a Pedestrian Road Safety Action Plan for Accra and subsequent follow up. The Action Plan was developed in partnership with the Accra Metropolitan Authority (the entity that administers the city of Accra), Ghana’s National Road Safety Commission (Ghana’s lead agency for road safety) and all relevant governmental road safety stakeholders in Accra.
In this project, Amend managed:
- Stakeholders’ input to the Action Plan,
- Organization of stakeholder workshops and meetings,
- Content production, design, printing, and distribution of the Action Plan,
- Organization of a launch event for the Action Plan and media coverage, and
- Post-publication follow up on stakeholder commitments.
As part of the Action Plan, the road safety stakeholders made clear, measurable commitments to evidence-based road safety measures for the five years from 2018 to 2022. The steadfast commitment of the Hon. Mohammed Adjei Sowah, Mayor of Accra, to the project was absolutely fundamental of the project’s success. This highlights the importance of meaningful, high-level political support in road safety advocacy efforts.
View the Pedestrian Road Safety Action Plan for Accra, Ghana here.