WHO Road Safety Workshop for African Journalists and Journalism Trainers

Africa has the highest road traffic fatality rate in the world. Over 800 people are killed in road crashes every day, more than half of them vulnerable road users like pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. It’s a public health crisis that is entirely preventable. It’s also a huge story that needs to be told.

In collaboration with Science Africa, WHO is hosting a three-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya on 24-26 October 2022. The goal is to equip journalists to report on key road safety issues and to prepare them to train others on this crucial topic. Applications from journalists and media trainers from Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania will be prioritised.

After the training, participants may apply for grants to support either reporting or reporting training on road safety.

To be considered for the workshop, please fill out this form. The deadline for applications is September 28.

The workshop is part of the Road Safety Reporting Initiative, which aims to help journalists tell more and better stories that help reduce deaths from crashes. As part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety, the initiative offers training and mentoring for journalists, as well as data and resources.

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