WFP & Road Safety: Launch of Road Safety Academy in Dubai


Rome, 10 April 2024 — The United Nations World Food Programme has launched a WFP Road Safety Academy in Dubai, to improve training of drivers, enhance fleet management and support safer journeys.

The Academy will conduct driver training, educate fleet managers, and promote a road safety culture. 
The Academy will conduct driver training, educate fleet managers, and promote a road safety culture.© WFP

The academy is endorsed by Jean Todt, UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Road Safety:  

I salute WFP for the launch of the WFP Road Safety Academy.

I am looking forward for the first results of this inspiring initiative which can play a pivotal role in advancing the UN's mission for safer road practices and behaviours,

I express my support to the academy, recognizing its significant contribution to the United Nation’s road safety efforts.

Building on WFP’s proven track record, having trained over 6000 drivers and personnel since 2007 with participants from more than 80 UN agencies and organizations spanning 55 countries, the organization has formalized this service by launching the academy.

With a dynamic array of training modules including off-road training, advanced driver and operation specific vehicle training, each module adheres to international best practices and stringent UN safety management operations manual expectations. Currently, the dynamic team of instructors is proficient in five languages, including Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish. 

Background Information

Aligned with

  • theUnited Nation Secretary General’s Efficiency Agenda,
  • the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 and
  • the Sustainable Development Goals,

the academy is set to propel the UN towards the target of a 50 percent reduction in road-related fatalities by 2030 with the overarching objective being to operate with zero road related incidents.

(Source: WFP press release)

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