The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) and the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, are delighted to jointly offer the new “Global Road Safety Leadership Course” (GRSLC). The two-week training program will take place this fall (Oct-Nov 2016) in Baltimore, Maryland. The course aims at building leadership capacity to design, advocate for, and implement effective road safety programs and policies. The GRSLC will include, among others, modules on the following topics:
- Road safety management
- Safer roads and mobility
- Safer vehicles
- Safer road users
- Post-crash response
- Advocating for road safety policy passage and implementation
There will be over 60 course participants from more than 15 different countries. In addition to their coursework, the participants will travel to New York City to visit Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Washington D.C. to visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Key features of this program will include:
- Active engagement among a wide variety of international participants from different settings and backgrounds, including government and civil society
- Delivery of the program through a diverse, experienced international faculty who aim to challenge and inspire participants
- Thematic emphasis on leadership across a range of road safety issues, irrespective of participants’ positions in their organizations
- Certification from a leading university and global road safety set of partners
The goal of the course is to enhance effective leadership capacity to optimally address road safety in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in order to reduce deaths and serious injuries around the world.