The philosophy behind this postgraduate course is straightforward: we intend to support the development of road safety strategies and academic educational programmes in the LMIC’s, i.e. both at universities and for policymakers. The programme will teach you how to make a sound analysis of road safety problems. It will also give you a good insight into the effectiveness and efficiency of interventions using the growing global scientific evidence base. We shall focus on how to get good (problem-oriented and evidence-based) road safety strategies implemented. At the end of the course, participants will be able to make a Road Safety Plan and to support the development of programmes in the area of education, enforcement and engineering. Our train-the-trainers approach will also help participants to develop curricula at their homeland universities.
The learning process will continue after the two weeks in Delft by means of a dedicated alumni network. The alumni network will provide relevant information on new developments in the field of road safety and facilitate discussions between all those involved in the course (fellow participants, course leader, lecturers and partners in this course). We see this as an integral part of our course.
Our initiative strongly supports the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011 – 2020, at the time first proposed by the FIA Foundation and the Commission for Global Road Safety . Capacity building is seen as a key-component for improving road safety in LMIC and this course offers a unique opportunity for the professional development of road safety professionals. Developing human capacity in road safety is a vital ingredient for ensuring local sustainability.