THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO BE PART OF A WHO LEGAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ON ROAD SAFETY
Lawxy is organising the WHO Legal Development Programme on Road Safety in India. We are here to make Indian roads safer and more organised.
We need YOU to champion the cause of road safety – so pull up your socks and read on as to how you can get involved.
Is Road Safety Critical?
Road traffic injuries claim more than 1.24 million lives each year and has 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.
Road accidents also cause anywhere between 20 and 50 million injuries every year. We need to address the cause of road safety urgently. After all, it is one of the most common causes of death in the world.
How Can You Help?
Although road traffic injuries have been a leading cause of mortality for many years, most traffic crashes are both predictable and preventable.
There is considerable evidence on interventions that are effective at making roads safer and numerous countries have implemented some proven measures that have reduced road traffic deaths.
Lawxy aims to implement some of these proven measures in India with your assistance. Rolling out these interventions in India will offer huge potential to mitigate future damage and save lives.
About the Project
To combat the ever-growing menace of traffic accidents, WHO has launched the Legal Development Programme on Road Safety in India. Lawxy is implementing this programme in India.
The focus of this project is to change how traffic safety is viewed by all stakeholders (the Government, the media, the courts and by the common man).
Under this project, Lawxy aims to create a pool of highly skilled and motivated professionals specialising in road safety and motor vehicle policy.
Through a series of workshops, classroom style lessons, interactive sessions and research assignments, we aim to improve the knowledge and skills of a pool of policy professionals, lawyers, academicians, journalists and other professionals and support them in advising and advocating for improved road safety laws and regulations.
How Can You Apply?
Do you want to be trained by leading officials from WHO, Government officials, Judges, experienced lawyers, journalists, doctors and public policy professionals?
If so, we encourage you to apply. We assure world class training, cutting-edge experience, interesting conversations and the opportunity to save lives and make a difference!
Lawxy is looking for dedicated, motivated and smart professionals capable of working in a charged environment driven by the need to mitigate the catastrophe of traffic disasters.
We prefer to have lawyers, public policy professionals, academicians, journalists and doctors. We encourage social sector employees to apply as well. However, if you do anything else for a living, please do apply (we love a mix bag).
Some basic (non-negotiable) criteria:
1. You’re an Indian citizen and living in India.
2. You’re fluent in both English and Hindi. We value additional regional languages.
Here is a quick run-down on the qualities we are looking for:
Work experience of at least two years.
Experience in road safety and motor accident laws.
Some experience in writing research papers.
Analytical and good communication (both verbal and written) skills.
Some prior contact with regulation/ law and government authorities.
You’re not employed in the tobacco, alcohol, arms sector.
What do we need from you?
Availability to attend;
A one-day induction workshop tentatively on Saturday 7 October 2017 in New Delhi; and
A two-day classroom course tentatively towards the end of November 2017 in New Delhi and Jaipur.
Commitment to writing articles, research papers and blog posts on a regular basis from September to December 2017.
Commitment to identify opportunities for your own involvement (or the involvement of the Lawxy BIGRS team) in road safety projects in India.
Be actively engaged in road safety activities in your community.
Participation in the BIGRS country partner meetings (as needed).
Ability to travel to Geneva (Switzerland) to attend international trainings at WHO headquarters (though this is not mandatory).
What Will Lawxy Provide You?
Lawxy assures you:
Boarding and Lodging arrangements from your city of residence to New Delhi/Jaipur (and return) for participating in BIGRS programs.
Boarding and Lodging arrangements from your city of residence to Geneva (Switzerland) for attending BIGRS workshops.
Opportunity to interact with key decision makers and stakeholders at various levels.
Access to experts on various subjects connected with the WHO Legal Development Programme.
Mentorship opportunities with leading lawyers, judges, academicians and policy professionals.
Certificates from WHO and Lawxy as our way of thanking you.
Application process and timeline
If you are eligible and can commit to the project, then please complete the application form accessible HERE.
The deadline for completing the application is 17th September, 2017 however, we are selecting you on a rolling basis, so don’t be surprised if you get your acceptance letter even prior to 17 September 2017. We appreciate early applications.
If we receive hundreds of applications, we will schedule an interview with you as a step 2 of the process. If we still have too many candidates, you may have to interview again as a step 3.