What is IRSC and what will it do?
The International Road Safety Centre (IRSC) is a not-for-profit organisation established by a number of leading international road safety advocates and key partners including Belgrade University, NAVAK Driving Centre and other key organisations. The IRSC has been set up specifically to meet the road safety aspirations and needs of Low & Middle Income Countries (LMICs), Aid Agencies and Development Banks. For further information download the summary brochure.
The IRSC provides training to LMIC officials and organizations in road safety issues related to the 5 UN Decade Pillars of Road Safety as well as management development and implementation of national road safety programmes. The Centre became operational in 2017 and has been engaged in capacity building support in cooperation with LMIC governments, Multilateral Development Banks and UN agencies since late 2017
IRSC course leaders and lecturers are drawn from an international pool of world class experts who all have practical experience of implementing major reforms and successful safety improvement programs in their own countries. Many are senior officials who were, or still are, responsible for road safety activities in their countries or organisations and are happy to share their experience / expertise.
A range of 5 & 10-day intensive training courses are offered to meet the needs of client governments . These include high level courses designed for Chief Executives and Senior Managers responsible for national road safety programmes & strategies. Courses are also available for senior executives responsible for implementing activities across each of the 5 UN Decade Pillars of Road Safety. The Centre also offers technical courses on specific topics within each UN Pillar together with bespoke courses on road safety issues or topics tailored to the specific needs of client organisations.
All IRSC courses, including “Train The Trainer” courses, are available both at the IRSC in Belgrade and in the LMIC countries as necessary. Once trainee trainers have acquired sufficient expertise in the use of training materials - safety text books, supporting slide packs and instructor guidance notes - these can be made available to their Governments, Institutes and Universities in LMIC countries. In this way, safety modules can be gradually introduced into relevant university courses, Research Institutes and Ministries. The objective is to develop local road safety capability / specialists across each UN Pillar as an available resource within each country.