Action Agenda on Safe Walking for Africa’s Children

The trip to school

The trip to school. One more  morning trip on the roads of Africa

Dear Eric,

We are proud to announce the release of a new report, Step Change: An Action Agenda on Safe Walking for Africa’s Children, that Amend has produced in collaboration with the FIA Foundation and the Global Initiative for Child Health and Mobility.

This 60-page report explains how and why sub-Saharan Africa’s schoolchildren are among the highest risk populations in the world for road traffic injury, and details practical, proven solutions to save lives on Africa’s roads.

In addition to all the facts and figures, Step Change also features moving profiles of individuals whose lives have been affected by road traffic injury and striking original photography.

I encourage you and your readers to download and read the report – click to http://www.childhealthinitiative.org/connect/publications/step-change . If you would like to receive a printed copy, please do not hesitate to email me, and your report will be on its way.

On behalf of everyone at Amend, thank you so much for your continued support and collaboration in our efforts to save lives on Africa’s roads.

Yours truly,

Jeffrey Witte
Executive Director, Amend, jwitte@amend.org

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africa-girls-running-across-street-traffic-book-coverAbout the organization:

About Amend: Our vision is a future in which vulnerable road users in sub-Saharan Africa are as safe as road users anywhere in the world. Our mission is to develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based interventions to reduce the incidence of road traffic injury among the most vulnerable road users in Africa today while working to help create an environment for long-term, sustainable injury reduction.

We run our own programs and partner with governments, companies, development agencies, and others on projects that target specific aspects of road traffic injury. Visit the Our Work section for more information on our activities.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that “the interventions promoted by Amend are perfectly in line” with those being promoted by the WHO and Amend is a member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, the coordinating body for road safety issues across the United Nations system

– See more at: http://www.amend.org/about-amend/#sthash.aOIba2qw.dpuf

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About the author:

jeffery-witte-amendJeffrey Witte is Executive Director of Amend, a nongovernmental organization (NGO) that develops, implements, and evaluates evidence-based programs to reduce the incidence of road traffic injury in sub-Saharan Africa. Amend has offices in Tanzania, Mozambique, and Ghana, and projects in a dozen countries across Africa.

Mr. Witte is also the founding and current President of the Board of Directors for the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety. As the Board President, he helps further the Alliance mission to mobilize and empower NGOs working in road safety around the world.

Originally from New York City, Mr. Witte lives in Aix-en-Provence, France, with his wife and sons. Spare-time activities include cooking, reading, hiking, and relaxing with friends and family.

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About the editor:

Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Educated as a development economist, Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and international sustainability activist who has lived and worked in Paris since 1969. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: The Politics of Transport - https://worldstreets.wordpress.com . | Britton online: https://goo.gl/9CJXTh

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