We’re excited to launch our next YOURS Academy module focusing on road safety and the broader development agenda. We welcome you to join us in the launch of the latest YOURS Academy module this  Wednesday 22nd March 2023 at 3 pm CET. This module paints a picture of how taking action on the road safety crisis can positively contribute to other public health challenges such as health, inequalities, climate action, sustainable cities, and education.

In this module, we will be unpacking the need for urgent investment and road safety strategies for action to facilitate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As requested by young leaders in the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety, this next module speaks to the global nature of our work and how it contributes to sustainable development.

The SDGs are a collection of interlinked goals designed to serve as a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. YOURS Academy is equipping, training, and preparing young people to advocate for policy change and action at the local, national, and global levels.  We work with individual activists and organized youth movements to design and implement proven solutions that contribute to the SDGs at the community and global levels. This module will provide youth with the skills and knowledge to connect their work to the SDGs and maximize their impact.

The SDGs that connect with road safety include; SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being SDG 4: Quality Education, SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable Cities;  and SDG 13: Climate Action; This new module explores the connection between safe roads and the achievement of these SDGs and beyond.

Guess what? This is just the tip of the iceberg- more of the linkages between road safety and other Global Goals will be explained and discussed in the module.

Talking about the module Director of Capacity Development at YOURS Manpreet Darroch said, “Young leaders are fully immersed in action on the ground, they are the leaders that adapt to change and dynamically challenge road safety issues. Many have heard about the Sustainable Development Agenda but told us that they sometimes don’t understand how it relates to their work. Through this module, you will get to know where the SDGs came from as well as how road safety and your work can contribute to real local and global change”.

YOURS Capacity Development Manager Daniela Gomez said, “We have really enjoyed writing this module for our young leaders. It is an insight into how youth can connect their actions to a broader development agenda for change and understand how its links to what is happening globally, highlighting the regional differences and the opportunities to take action.  We know you will find it insightful and useful!”.

If you haven’t already, check out the modules that are already available for you to start learning now on the YOURS Academy;

(1) the Global Road Safety and Youth 

(2) the Safe System Approach and the Risk Factor

Complete the first two modules is a great background to build knowledge before the third one drops! See you on March 22nd for the official launch!