The 2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety will take place on 18thof February and will be as an official pre-event of the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety scheduled from 19-20 February 2020.
Dr Innocent Nzeyimana is the President of Healthy People Rwanda (HPR), and he is among 1700 people from different corner of the globe who will attend third ministerial conference for road safety.The Ministerial Conference aims to reach high-level consensus for continued global road safety targets and collaboration up to 2030 and it will gather around 1700 delegates from more than 140 countries, including ministers of transport, health and interior;member States; senior officials from UN agencies; and representatives from civil societies, academia and the private sector. The Ministerial Conference will be an opportunity for delegates to share successes and lessons from implementation of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020, chart future strategic directions for global road safety, and define ways to accelerate action on proven strategies. The Ministerial Conference will also provide an opportunity to link road safety to other sustainability challenges.
Dr Ami Nkumbuye is fresh Graduate in General medicine at University of Rwanda and is also media and communication officer in HPR. He will attend both2nd World youth Assembly for Road Safety and Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety. The2nd World Youth Assembly for Road Safety aim to save young lives on the world’s roads and help reach the Global Goals targets 3.6 and 11.2, by mobilizing and inspiring global youth to take action for road safety, empowering young people and push for meaningful youth engagement on designing, implementing and evaluating a safe mobility system. It is pre-meeting, where 200 young leaders from 80 countries advocating for road safety will gather under the theme “Claiming Our Space for Safer Mobility”, and It will be hosted by Youth for Road Safety (YOURS) in collaboration with WHO. The event will feature a full-day of programming, exploring crosscutting solutions to challenge this number one cause of death for youth. It will be action oriented, intergenerational, and inclusive, and will culminate in a youth declaration for road safety.
Healthy People Rwanda is thrilled to be represented by their two members because their participation in both conferences will bring new experiences in road safety matter necessary for our country and our citizen.