CAREC Road Safety and Sustainable Mobility Course
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Welcome to the Online Learning Platform of the CAREC Road Safety and Sustainable Mobility Course.
The specific objectives of the three phases of the course are to:
- Facilitate sustainable transfer of best-practice road safety knowledge and practices to CAREC national technical institutions and to form communities of practice among leading CAREC professionals;
- Enhance the capacity of CAREC countries in the field of road safety engineering to effectively achieve strategic goals of keeping CAREC transport corridors safe, and the region safely connected;
- Promote evidence-based policy and decision making in the road safety professions in the CAREC region and to continue knowledge support to member countries;
- Prototype an annual, immersive road safety professionals training program for the CAREC region in alignment with the CAREC road safety program; and
- Establish the knowledge and skills for development of investment-ready, large scale road safety programs for consideration by governments and sponsors such as ADB.
The primary outcomes of the three-phase course are that:
- CAREC road safety professionals have a development pathway providing the skills, knowledge and attitudes aligned with the influence their roles have over the safety of the road system;
- A regional forum is available for advancing technical road safety knowledge in the CAREC region, leveraging action through the CAREC road safety program, and to contribute to regional developments through the APRSO;
- Road system managers in CAREC countries have access to in-country professionals able to ensure the application of Safe System thinking throughout the road system lifecycle and its use and to develop road safety projects that can be supported through ADB financing;
- The long-term vision for what makes a safe road system in the CAREC region is understood and consistently pursued by road system managers, designers, constructors and operators; and
- CAREC countries increase their funding for effective road safety interventions.
In 2024, The course will engage participants from Government Agencies from the following countries:
- Kyrgyz Republic
Participants are drawn from relevant Ministries and Agencies including
- Ministry of Transport
- Ministry of Internal Affairs/Police
- Ministry of Health
- Ministry of Education
Phase 1 – Online Learning Platform
This represents the first phase of the CAREC Road Safety and Sustainable Mobility Course and includes a sequential series of online training activities in order to build technical knowledge and expertise on international best practice road safety interventions.
Please watch the following welcome video from Dave Shelton, Senior Transport Specialist (Road Safety) at the Asian Development Bank:
The modules of this online learning platform include an engaging selection of content including presentations, videos and dedicated materials focused on implementation of knowledge gained.
The modules and sessions of the learning platform are:
Module 1 – Road Safety Management
a. Introduction to Road Safety and the Safe System Approach
b. The Role of the Lead Agency
c. Data System to Inform Road Safety Management
d. Road Safety Management – Case Study from Mongolia
Module 2 – Safer Road Users
a. Understanding Road Traffic for Road Users
b. Designing and Implementing Effective Enforcement Programs
c. Strategic Communications for Road Safety
d. Vulnerable Road Users – Case Study from Vietnam
Module 3 – Safer Road Infrastructure
a. Introduction to Road Safety Engineering
b. Speed Management
c. Designing for all road users
d. Road Safety Audits
e. Roadside Hazard Management
f. Pedestrian Safety
g. Safer Road Works
h. Introduction to iRAP
i. Planning and Procuring an iRAP Project
j. Establishing and Developing an iRAP Project in your Country or Region
k. Star Rating for Schools Online Course
These modules explore the international best practice relating to road safety and the content is closely aligned with the key global frameworks for road safety including:
- CAREC Regional Road Safety Strategy (2017 – 2030)
- Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021 – 2030
- World Health Organization Global Road Safety Performance Targets
- Sustainable Development Goals
The content has been specifically selected for our participants and is drawn from the leading international road safety organizations and from the latest evidence-base.
Materials are provided in this platform from the following organizations:
- Asian Development Bank
- Asia Pacific Road Safety Observatory
- CAREC Institute
- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
- International Road Assessment Programme
- Global Road Safety Partnership
Each of the modules includes a dedicated introduction from Dave Shelton, Senior Transport Specialist (Road Safety) at the Asian Development Bank.
We strongly encourage you to access these resources and continue to utilize them in your work following completion of this course.
Phase 2 – In person course
The in-person phase of the course will be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic from February 26 – March 1, 2024.
The CAREC Road Safety and Sustainable Mobility Course is a one-week, in-person program that provides a unique opportunity for road safety and sustainable mobility practitioners in the region to engage with international experts and form strong collaborative approaches to road safety action.
The Course includes global, regional and national expertise that is targeted toward implementation of the CAREC Regional Road Safety Strategy (2017 – 2030) and the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021 – 2030. It is specifically designed to showcase the process of using data to inform evidence-based interventions that can save lives on the roads.
The course includes knowledge sharing technical sessions, group activity and site visits.
The primary course facilitators include:
Phase 3 – Online Community of Practice
Phase 3 of the course commences following completion of Phase 2 and will provide participants access to an online platform that will allow for continued engagement amongst the cohort and further capacity building opportunities to be shared by course organizers. The platform will also link to repositories of relevant materials and reference documents.