On 24th September 2019, a Safe Road Use Training took place in Lilongwe City, Malawi. In total 31 participants, from UNHCR’s Partners CARD, Jesuit Refugee Service JRS, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Homeland Security and Plan Malawi, attended the training. Senior Protection Officer Mr. Berhane Taklu-Nagga opened the workshop, emphasizing the importance of the Safe Road Use trainings and why UNHCR has committed to implement the UN Strategy for Road Safety.

The session was part of a broader initiative to inform the partners about the importance to submit data of their fleet and to raise awareness around safe driving. Mr. Emmanuel Juma (Senior Driver) explains “One of the topics that was on the agenda was to discuss the issue of speeding. Through the conversations we came to a mutual agreement with the partners about the speed limit that will generate alerts in the FleetWave system”.

Emmanuel: “We found the training to be a success. Amongst the Participants were Program Coordinators, Drivers and Transport Managers. They recommended this training to be very good and worth their time and asked for a Senior Management session as well.”

At the end of the training Participants signed a pledge to take part in the Safe Road Use campaign and were given certificates of attendance signed by the Malawi UNHCR Operation Representative, Ms. Monique Ekoko.

Photo: Emmanuel Juma

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