CHI holds member collaboration to focus agenda
The Child Health Initiative (CHI) held an informal webinar to foster collaboration between its members and shape the future direction of the Initiative.
Saul Billingsley, the Executive Director of the FIA Foundation, highlighted the history and achievements of CHI since its creation in 2016. He emphasized the need for CHI to evolve with the needs of its members to serve as a nexus connecting rights, equity, road safety, climate action, and urban planning.
Atsani Ariobowo, new FIA Foundation Director of Child & Youth Health, added that CHI is “a forum for advocates and practitioners to share their project implementation experiences and technical expertise. The FIA Foundation is committed to continuing the facilitation of dialogue between partners as well as fostering further collaboration.”
More than 30 members of CHI joined the interactive session to seek opinions and insights on challenges, focuses and the future activities of CHI.
Speed reduction is one of the key focuses of CHI and is a highlighted in the Advocacy Hub Manifesto 2030. Presentations on 30km/h programmes were delivered by Emily Carr, Deputy Director for Programmes and Sustainability at EASST, who covered a range of countries’ work, followed by Daniel Mwamba from the Zambia Road Safety Trust, discussing scaling up from pilot scheme, to city commitment and finally national legislation.
The collective engagement from participants will help shape the agenda of CHI activities, to support the shared comment to child health and well-being globally.
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