Botnar Child Road Safety Challenge

The Challenge

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:

  • Reducing speeding;
  • Enforcing evidence-based road traffic laws;
  • Providing leadership on road safety;
  • Improving and managing post-crash care;
  • Improving infrastructure design; and,
  • Establishing vehicle safety standards.

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:

  • 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. More details can be found in the “Who Can Apply” button below;
  • In order to be eligible, applications must be submitted by a consortium of partners representing government and civil society, with some private sector involvement, and address municipal level road safety problems in cities with populations between 200,000 and 1 million habitants in the following countries: India, Mexico, Romania, South Africa, Tunisia and Vietnam.
  • The Challenge aims at building a Community and involving it in the process of reviewing the applications. Whether as an applicant or merely as someone interested in the child road safety, you will have an opportunity to give input in the review of applications, as long as you register in the website. If you are interested in the topic, please register now! More details can be found if you click on the “Judging Process” button below.

Applicants can find all the necessary information in the downloadable documents below. Step 2 of the Challenge is now open until 15 September 2017.  

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email us at botnarchallenge@innocentive.com.

 

Please click on the flags below to find translations of the Challenge Design in French, Hindi, Romanian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

 

About Us

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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