In the vibrant city of Cape Town, the Global Alliance of Cities for Road Safety event brought together international experts and influencers to address critical issues in road safety. Hosted by Local South and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the event served as a platform for in-depth discussions, workshops, and site visits dedicated to advancing urban mobility and sustainable transportation practices.

Distinguished speakers from various sectors, including transportation engineering and policy advisement, shared their insights on a wide range of topics related to road safety. The event fostered enriching discussions that explored innovative approaches and solutions to enhance safety on our roads.

A standout session focused on “Public Private Engagement and Other Ways to Finance Road Safety Projects.” During this roundtable, industry leaders probed creative funding strategies for essential road safety initiatives, highlighting the indispensable role of collaboration between the public and private sectors.

At the forefront of this pivotal discussion was Zaitoon Rabaney, tExecutive Director of ChildSafe South Africa. With over two decades of experience in the NGO sector and a strong background in executive leadership, Zaitoon brought a wealth of knowledge and strategic acumen to the table. Her insights on governance processes and strategic partnerships resonated with the audience, spotlighting ChildSafe SA’s unwavering commitment to driving meaningful change in the road safety landscape.

ChildSafe SA’s participation at the Global Alliance event underscored the organisations dedication to advocating for safer roads and thriving communities. By actively engaging in critical conversations and forging strategic alliances, ChildSafe remains at the forefront of promoting child safety and better road safety practices that have a positive impact on society.

The event signified a beacon of hope, guiding conversations towards innovative solutions that will shape the future of urban mobility and transportation safety.

Stay tuned for more updates on ChildSafe SA’s initiatives and commitment to creating a safer, more connected world for all. Through collaboration and dedication, we can collectively build communities that prioritize road safety, well-being, and sustainable progress.