Prior to the end of 2018, AIP Foundation shared our accomplishments relating to helmet safety at various international conferences and high-level, local meetings with government stakeholders. Read on to learn more.
AIP Foundation shares work on Vietnamese helmet law at FIA Annual General Assembly
07-12-2018 - Saint Petersburg, Russia
AIP Foundation CEO Mirjam Sidik presenting at the FIA Annual General Assembly.
AIP Foundation and the Automobile Association of Vietnam (AAV) attended the FIA Annual General Assembly this year in Saint Petersburg with other Sport and Mobility FIA Member Clubs from around the world.
FIA President Jean Todt highlighted the growing collaboration between the two pillars of the Federation – Sport and Mobility – saying that the close links between the two arms are leading to progress across a number of key issues.
At the Assembly, AIP Foundation CEO Mirjam Sidik gave a presentation on “Head First: A Case study of Vietnam’s Motorcycle helmet campaign” and 10 years of the national helmet law in Vietnam. During the presentation, Mirjam also discussed advocating for the helmet law, the process of implementing it in Vietnam, and the estimated costs-savings resultant of the law over the past decade.
View more photos from the Assembly here.
AIP Foundation recognized for its life-saving helmet work at CARS 2018 Conference in Malaysia
06-12-2018 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
AIP Foundation Cambodia Country Director, Pagna Kim receives the 3M Road Safety Award at the CARS 2018 Conference
AIP Foundation Cambodia Country Director, Pagna Kim, and Development Coordinator, Jimmy Tang, joined road safety policymakers, researchers, and advocates at the 2nd Conference of ASEAN Road Safety 2018 (CARS) from 4-6 December in Selangor, Malaysia. Organized by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), CARS provided road safety stakeholders with an opportunity to share best practices and discuss strategies to address the future of global road safety.
At this year’s conference, AIP Foundation received the 3M Road Safety Award for Southeast Asia for its helmet safety work in Cambodia through its program, Head Safe. Helmet On, which was funded by USAID, FIA Foundation, and The UPS Foundation. The award was presented to Mr. Kim and recognizes one organization annually for their significant contributions to advancing road safety in the region. Head Safe. Helmet On was implemented from 2014 to 2016 and aimed to increase helmet wearing rates in target Cambodian communities through a combination of public awareness campaigns, school-based education, and government advocacy. The program increased helmet wearing rates by 70 percent at program schools and saved nearly three million dollars in medical costs across target communities.
Mr. Kim, presented on Head Safe. Helmet On at CARS, joining representatives from the Malaysia Ministry of Transport, MIROS, and Nissan as a conference keynote speaker. Mr. Tang, also presented on Helmets for Families to share strategies and best practices related to AIP Foundation’s family-based helmet program in Vietnam.
Read more about CARS here.
View more photos from the conference here.
FIA Foundation attends Helmets for Kids midterm workshop in Vietnam
19-12-2018 - Gia Lai Province, Vietnam
FIA Foundation, government partners, and AIP Foundation signing the commitment pledge in Gia Lai.
AIP Foundation and the Gia Lai Traffic Safety Committee (TSC) organized a midterm workshop for Helmets for Kids, a Johnson & Johnson supported program. At the workshop, nearly 120 attendees included: Mr. Pham Hieu Trinh, Chief of Secretariat of the Gia Lai TSC; Mr. Le Van Hanh of the Gia Lai Department of Transportation; Mr. Nguyen Van Long of the Gia Lai Department of Education and Training; Mr. Le Cong Ngoc of Gia Lai Traffic Police; other provincial-level authorities; and representatives from 12 program schools (school boards, teachers and parents). At this workshop, we welcomed Mrs. Natalie Draisin of FIA Foundation to attend and present.
During the workshop, all schools shared their thoughts and gave feedback on the program. This school year, there were three new schools that joined the program. We found that the helmet use rate has significantly increased f from 23% to 96% at the new program schools. All 12 program schools also devised strategies to keep the helmet use rate high and to make child helmet use a sustainable, lifelong practice for all children. At the end of the workshop, all representatives came on stage and participated in a commitment signing, promising to always ensure that their children wear helmets.
In December, all Helmets for Kids midterm workshops take place across all program provinces. In Yen Bai, workshops were conducted from December 5-6, 2018. In Quang Nam, workshops will be on December 23, 2018 and in Thai Nguyen, workshops will be conducted on December 26, 2018.
View more photos from the workshop here.