Australasian Road Safety Conference

2018 LMIC Scholarships – Targeting Senior Road Safety Law Enforcement Officers

 

 

ARSC2018 – Supporting the Goals of the

UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020

 

 

 

The Governments of Australia and New Zealand, together with all road safety stakeholders,  maintain a firm commitment to the aims of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.  Following the 2nd Global High-Level Conference on Road Safety in Brazil in November 2015, the resulting adoption of the ‘Brasilia Declaration on Road Safety‘ offers renewed impetus for governments to work together to achieve the ambitious target outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to halve road traffic deaths and injuries by 2020.

In support of these urgent global priorities, the ARSC2018 International sub-Committee is delighted to announce the generous support of the Australian federal government – the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities – who have confirmed funding of $22,500 to support the participation of delegates from Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) at ARSC2018.

 

This is wonderful news!  

 

This participation is aimed at supporting capacity development within LMIC’s to reduce levels of road trauma. This funding supports that already shown by Conference Founding Partners ACRS and Austroads to support ARSC2018 scholarships for stakeholders from LMIC’s.  The International sub-Committee is also facilitating capacity development for road safety in LMIC’s through a specific program at the Conference.  More information on this program will follow shortly.

Our sincere thanks go to all members of the ARSC2018 International sub-Committee for their efforts.  In addition, all conference delegates, presenters and supporters should feel proud that their participation at ARSC2018 helps to ensure the continuation of vital outreach programs such as this, as well as supporting the ‘bigger picture’ inherent in the goals of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.

Thank you for your continued support!

 

Several scholarships are available for SENIOR ROAD SAFETY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS from low to middle-income countries (LMIC) in the Asia-Pacific Region to present their good practice initiatives at the Australasian Road Safety Conference in Sydney in October 2018.

Scholarships are provided to enable the presentation, sharing and discussion of programs and initiatives designed to reduce road trauma and which may be replicated or modified in other similar nations.  Successful applicants will be invited to present at a special Law Enforcement Symposium as part of the 2018 Conference.

Opportunities will be available to network with experienced international police representatives, senior Australasian police officers and road safety experts in a broad range of road safety disciplines.  ‘State of the Art’ road safety equipment and services will also be exhibited during the conference.

Applicants are required to submit an original extended abstract in the prescribed format by email to the International Sub-Committee for consideration by 5pm Saturday 4 August, 2018 (Australian EST).

Successful applicants will be awarded a scholarship to include:

  • Return economy flights to Sydney
  • Accommodation at the Conference Venue for the duration of the conference
  • Conference attendance fees and Gala dinner
  • Airport Transfers and Visa fees
  • A per diem to cover meals not provided and miscellaneous costs

Eligibility for the granting of a scholarship:

  1. A serving senior road policing/traffic law enforcement officer (e.g. Colonel, Major, Captain) in a low to middle-income country in the Asia Pacific Region
  2. A reference – an endorsement from an Executive member of Police Command in that country to indicate the Officer’s commitment to road policing and potential to take advantage of future career opportunities
  3. The submission of an extended abstract (in the prescribed format) of good practice road policing initiative(s) to achieve road trauma reduction demonstrated through monitoring and evaluation.   (May be co-authored, however, the presenting officer must be a police practitioner)
  4. Good command of the English Language – for presentation and discussion purposes
  5. Prepared to present their initiatives and findings at the ACRS conference in October, 2018.

Format for the extended abstract:

  • Extended Abstract Title: Maximum 20 words
  • Abstract: Maximum 100 words
  • Body test:  Maximum 500 words (excluding abstract, tables, graphs, references)
  • Submit in Microsoft Word (not .pdf)
  • Cite references and provide reference list in the APA Style
Further general guidelines are provided here, and please disregard submission dates and submission location.
Closing date 5pm Saturday 4 August, 2018.  Submissions (and enquiries) to be Emailed to Dr Mark King mark.king@qut.edu.au and Dr Ray Shuey rs@isf.org.au.
Please download the ARSC2018 LMIC Law Enforcement Application Form here, and visit the ARSC2018 Website for further information.

 

About the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities:

The Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities is responsible for the design and implementation of the Australian Government’s infrastructure, transport and regional development policies and programs. Our purposes are to:

  • Support economic growth through transport
  • Make travel safer
  • Increase transport access
  • Keep transport secure
  • Support regional development and local communities
  • Provide good governance in the territories

(www.infrastructure.gov.au)