ThinkNiti is organising the WHO Legal Development Programme (LDP) on Road Safety in India. We are here to make Indian roads safer and more organised. The programme is a fully-funded global project of the World Health Organization (WHO) that aims to make roads safer.
Road traffic injuries claim more than 1.24 million lives each year and have a huge impact on health and development. They are the leading cause of death among young people aged between 15 and 29 years, and cost governments approximately 3% of GDP. Despite this massive – and largely preventable – human and economic toll, action to combat this global challenge has been insufficient.
To combat this ever-growing menace of traffic accidents, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a project. The project runs across the globe and is being implemented in India by ThinkNiti.
The focus of WHO Legal Development Programme is to change how traffic safety is viewed by the Government, the media, the courts and by the common man. Under this project, ThinkNiti aims to create a pool of highly skilled and motivated professionals specializing in road safety and motor vehicle policy. Through a series of workshops, classroom style lessons, interactive sessions and research assignments, we aim to educate a pool of policy professionals, lawyers, academicians, journalists and other professionals.