On Monday, August 26, Gayle DiPietro, Global Manager for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program at the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) visited JH-IIRU to discuss not only the progress of the road safety program, but the potential for future partnerships outside the consortium.

During her visit, Ms. DiPietro met with country managers to discuss the ongoing work in each of the participating countries, as well as future plans for the Global Road Safety Program. She also highlighted some of the participants of the Road Safety Grants Programme, which was initiated in 2012 as a way to help NGOs strengthen advocacy for improvements in road safety policy to reduce deaths and serious injuries as a result of road crashes.

At GRSP, Ms. DiPietro oversees the Partnership’s capacity building with Global Road Safety Program in-country stakeholders, particularly traffic police, in order to implement evidence-based road safety interventions. She manages the small-grants program as well, which is designed to support NGOs in advocacy work as well as shape advocacy efforts with selected Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies.

Find more information on GRSP here: http://www.grsproadsafety.org/