The NGO Amend has won the prestigious WRI Ross Prize for Cities, beating almost 200 applicants to the $250,000 award. Amend’s School Area Road Safety Assessments and Improvements (SARSAI) programme was recognised for its ‘affordable, life-saving and scalable’ interventions. SARSAI has been supported since inception with grants from the FIA Foundation.
AMEND has launched school road safety improvements in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, as the latest in its efforts across 10 ten countries, supported by the FIA Foundation and Puma Energy Foundation. Five of the school’s 1500 students have recently suffered a road traffic injury, a number expected to go down through SARSAI, the first road safety program of its kind proven to reduce road traffic injury in Africa.