Capacity building: a prerequisite for change
Unfortunately, recent results learn us that the targeted reductions in the number of global road deaths are not going to be achieved.
In fact, the number of deaths increased between 2011-2020. It is anticipated that the 3rd Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm 2020 will reconfirm the commitment of the international community to improve road safety worldwide and will identify new initiatives. Capacity building is considered as a ‘prerequisite for change’, by a group of experts in their report “Saving lives beyond 2020: the next steps” (to be published late 2019). The report states that: “The lack of capacity among road safety professionals is a major barrier to making progress in many countries”. DRSC focuses exactly on this point.