On October 24–26, 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Science Africa will organize a three-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. The objective is to prepare journalists to report on important topics related to road safety and to prepare them to instruct others on this important subject.
Africa has the highest global rate of traffic fatalities. Every day, over 800 individuals are killed in traffic accidents, more than half of them are less-protected road users like motorcyclists, pedestrians, and cyclists. It’s a public health emergency that can be completely avoided. It is also a significant tale that demands to be told.
The goal of the WHO Road Safety Reporting Initiative is to assist journalists in producing more and better articles that contribute to a decrease in traffic-related fatalities. The Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety offers training and mentoring for journalists as well as resources, data, contacts, and links to important resources. This is done in collaboration with top journalist networks.
- After the training, participants may apply for grants to support either reporting or training on road safety.
- Applications from journalists and media trainers from Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania will be prioritised.
To be considered for the workshop, complete the online application form. The deadline for submission of the applications is September 28, 2022.