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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Global Actions: Commitments to Reduce Harmful Drinking. Auigust 21, 2013

Global Actions in Focus
discussing partnerships with government leaders in india Country Coordinator in India Dr. Hetal Gandhi met with the Joint Commissioner of the Mumbai Traffic Police Mr. Vivek Phansalkar on August 13, 2013. Dr. Gandhi distributed copies of the recent India Initiatives booklet and discussed the status and progress of ongoing projects within India. The results and feedback from the life skills workshop, which involved approximately 200 police officers from Mumbai, were reviewed by Mr. Phansalkar. He proposed the possibility of designing training modules that discuss drink driving and road safety international best practices. These training presentations would be included in the six-day introduction training module for Indian traffic police officers.
Law enforcement officers in Mumbai attend a life skills workshop
Dr. Gandhi also met with Principal Secretary for Excise and Transport Mr. Shaileshkumar Sharma and was joined by Mr. Prasanna Mohile from Pernod Ricard on August 14. When discussing the results from the life skills workshop in Mumbai, the Secretary suggested launching a pilot program that involved training commercial drivers from Maharashtra. His main goal for collaborating with ICAP would be to formalize a standard training module to create awareness among the driving community and decrease alcohol-related road traffic crashes and fatalities.
Key Recent Milestones
· Colombia: Global Actions hosted Patrullero Phase One seminars for the Drink Driving Initiative in Jamundia and Candelaria August 15 and 16, 2013. On August 17, a Patrullero Phase Two alcohol checkpoint seminar was held in Yumbo. Drink driving seminars are planned to be conducted on August 29 and 30 in Palmira.
What's Happening Next
· Nigeria: A Global Actions capacity building event for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), NGOs, and Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) officials will be held in Abuja on August 27 and 28, 2013.