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If you are 18 and over, passionate about road safety, and carrying out great work to make Africa’s roads safer, African Road Safety Observatory wants to hear your story! Join the African Road Safety Observatory’s #Roads4Life Storytelling Contest. Further, for a chance to become a #Roads4Life Champion and win a trip to SSATP’s Annual General Meeting (November 2019). Where you will have the opportunity to share your experience and advocate for change in front of Africa’s top transport leaders and decision-makers. Moreover, SSATP with the support of the African Union Commission (AUC), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), European Union (EU), World Bank Group (WBG) and the Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF), with funding from UKAid, are launching the African Road Safety Observatory’s #Roads4Life Storytelling Contest to identify road safety champions who are working to make Africa’s roads safer.
Its primary purpose is to change Africa’s road safety narrative by highlighting inspirational and transformational initiatives that showcase at least one of these topics:
Innovations for road safety, such as data-driven interventions that are working to improve road safety in African communities
Personal stories of taking a stand to address day-to-day road safety issues, including existing road safety challenges and concrete demands to address them
Road safety leadership in countries and communities, such as successful communication campaigns, education, and training programs
Winner will become a #Roads4Life Champion and win a trip to SSATP’s Annual General Meeting in November 2019
Open to Any person aged 18 and over;
Be living in Africa;
Only one submission per person;
All entries must be in English or French.
Submission requirements for each format type:
Video: Must be maxing 5 minutes in length. Participant must upload an embeddable, publicly viewable video to YouTube. Also, include the link to the video on the contest registration form.
Written Story: Must be less than 2,000 words and also, include at least one original photo to accompany the story. Participant must use Google Docs and get a sharable link so anyone with the link can view the entry. Include the shareable link to the story on the contest registration form.
Comic Story: Must be less than 5 pages in length. Illustrations can be in color or black-and-white. Participant must upload the comic story as a PDF file on Google Drive and get a shareable link so anyone with the link can view the entry. Include the shareable link to the story on the contest registration form.