The Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards recognize achievements and innovations which will improve road safety. Each year the most outstanding examples of international road safety initiatives are given public recognition through the scheme which was founded by HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Patron of the Commission for Global Road Safety
Opening the pan-African Make Roads Safe Conference in Dar es Salaam Tanzania on 8 July, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Royal Patron of the Commission for Global Road Safety congratulated three winners of his International Road Safety Awards by saying: ‘My Awards recognize innovation and reward success but most importantly they help to communicate these ideas to a wider audience, spreading knowledge and awareness of what works in road safety. I am therefore delighted that here today are three new winners of my awards; each very different but each an example of what can be done to make roads safer.’
Later that evening he presented his commendation award to the Chariots of Destiny Organization in recognition of what the organization has achieved to raise awareness in Kenya and further across the world in regard to road safety. Casey Marenge Founder and Executive Director of the Chariots of Destiny organization-was there to receive the award on behalf of COD.
Also present at the event was Make Roads Safe global ambassador and celebrity actress Michelle Yeoh, Minister for transport Kenya Chirau Ali Makwere, Minister for transport Tanzania Uganda and South Africa as well as several other dignitaries and representatives from the road safety industry. This was indeed a great achievement and milestone for COD. To view more pictures of the Prince Michael International Road Safety awards, click here
ASSOCIATION OF KENYA INSURERS ROAD SAFETY AWARD
On the 4th of November 2010 the Association of Kenya insurers (http://www.akinsure.or.ke/Home ) held their annual road safety award ceremony at the Hotel Intercontinental in Nairobi. The purpose of this annual event is to bring together stakeholders and to recognize individuals and organizations that have contributed significantly towards road safety.
At this event graced by the Minister for transport honorable Amos Kimunya, the Chariots of Destiny Organization was honored to receive an award in the category of outstanding NGO advocating for road safety. Other award recipients included:-
Driving schools, Defensive driving schools, Motor Commercials, Unilever tea, KARI, World Vision, CMC motors, Total Kenya..... to name but a few,
COD congratulates all the awardees and urges them to continue with the good initiatives.
THE ANITA BORG PASS-IT-ON AWARDS PROGRAM.
The Anita Borg Systers Pass-it-on Awards(PIO) Awards honor Anita Borg's desire to create a network of technical women helping one another. The cash awards, funded by donations from the Systers Online Community, are intended as means for women established in technological fields to support women seeking their place in the fields of technology. The program is called "Pass-it-On" because it comes with the moral obligation to "pass on" the benefits gained from the award.
The Chariots of Destiny Organisation's Executive Director Ms.Casey was honoured to be one of the five out of 254 international applicants to receive the Anita Borg 2013 grant. Casey intends to use the grant to build on the Tech-Abled project which aims to empower women with disabilities through technology. Click here to learn more about the Anita Borg grant.