Capacity building in road safety: What do practitioners think?
Keywords: Road Safety in Developing Countries
Submission Date: 2019
The Decade of Action for Road Safety emphasizes the need to build road safety capacity in low and middle income countries. The term “capacity building” was borrowed from other areas of development activity, and in road safety is restricted mostly to training. This presentation reports qualitative research undertaken with the aim of exploring the experiences and opinions of road safety practitioners involved in capacity building activities in low and middle income countries. The findings indicate that there is a need to conceptualize road safety capacity building more clearly, and as a longer term process rather than a short term program.