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Transaid

Transaid
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Transaid, an international development organisation, recognises that transport knowledge is absolutely essential to the smooth running of any project involving movement of goods or people. We seek to identify, champion, implement and share local transport solutions to improve access to basic services and economic opportunity for people in Africa and in developing countries.

Through combining the expertise of the UK Transport and Logistics industry with our experience in international development, we partner with local community organisations, governments, institutions and donors to achieve our aims. This collaborative approach enables Transaid to provide innovative solutions to some of the key challenges facing transport and development today.

Transaid has introduced many innovative and community-led local transport solutions like bicycle ambulances in Zambia, Malawi, Madagascar or volunteer taxi drivers scheme in Nigeria and Uganda, all of which have enabled patients to reach medical help. To date nearly 9,000 patients have used our emergency transport schemes and in many cases those interventions were considered life-saving.

In Africa there is a shortage of skilled bus and truck drivers. Poor infrastructure badly maintained and overloaded vehicles and lack of legal enforcement all lead to the increasing death toll. Transaid has established a Professional Driver Training Project in Zambia and Tanzania to tackle these challenges. To date 25 driver trainers and 7,000 fork lift operators, bus and HGV drivers have been trained and the training curricula has been approved by public and private sector interest groups as a result of this cooperation ultimately saving lives and improving road safety.

Transaid was founded by Save the Children and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and our Patron is HRH The Princess Royal. Your support will help us to save more lives and enable more people to access basic services. To find out more please visit www.transaid.org or email marketing@transaid.org

Transaid is a registered charity number: 1072105.

 

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March 16, 2016