27 November 2023, Durban, South Africa – In collaboration with CIFAL Durban, the eThekwini Municipal Academy (EMA) and its Municipal Institute of Learning (MILE), UNITAR is starting today a series of training workshops on “Management Practices for Safer Roads”. The series starts in Durban on 27 November, followed by Cape Town on 28 November, and Bloemfontein on 30 November.
Each workshop brings together government officials and law enforcement officers from the respective Province to achieve the following objectives:
- Strengthen capacity for road assessments
- Equip road safety stakeholders with methodologies and tools to identify corrective measures aimed at improving existing road infrastructure
- Identify ways of improving road user compliance by implementing/enforcing road traffic legislation and strengthening the working relationship between traffic authorities in the various spheres of government
The inaugural workshop in Durban has already trained 66 government officials from the Kwazulu Natal Province, law enforcement officers from the Road Safety Department in Durban, and other entities responsible for road safety. A total of 300 beneficiaries will take part in the workshop series this week.
During the workshop, participants learned about how to apply the Management Practices for Safer Roads Toolkit methodology through real case studies adapted to the context of the Kwazulu Natal Province, particularly in Durban.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to describe key global frameworks and targets related to road safety and apply the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) problem-solving methodology for addressing road safety-related issues.