Meet Our Champions

Lucas Munene

Lucas Munene

Founder and Executive Director of Pamoja Road Safety Initiative, a leading road safety Community Based Organization in Kenya and Member of the Alliance of NGO’S working on road safety globally. Awarded by Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) for exemplary work in road safety and partnered with Bloomberg and Global Road Safety Partnership in RS10 program in Kenya.  Project Manager for RS10-0026 Project completed in 2013 working with Matatu drivers and school children in Thika and Naivasha. Relevant Professional Experience Pamoja Road Safety Initiative Founder and Executive Director 2009 to date Pamoja Road Safety Initiative is the most visible road safety NGO in Kenya today.
  • Admission to the global alliance of NGOs for Road safety in 2012.
  • 2012/13: Partner in Global Road Safety funded RS10 project in Thika and Naivasha working with Matatu and school children.
  • Project Manager for ‘Using graphic and comic journalism to promote safety in two target communities’. This project is part of RS10 projects in Kenya funded by Global Road Safety Partnership.
  • 2013: Developed and facilitated a 4 days’ road safety training for over 400 children affiliated to the International Christian Centre for their August holiday camp.
  • Run a vibrant and informative website (www.pamojaroadsafety.org)
Relevant courses & Training
  • XX11 World Congress on Safety and Health at Work -2021 Fellowship (Toronto Canada-Online)
  • Think Road Safety- Road Safety Training for External Partners- World Bank Group Open Learning Campus (2020)
  •  Campaign Management Training –14th -17th February 2020.  Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Attended the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety- Achieving Global Goals 203019-20 February 2020 – Waterfront Congress Centre- Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Fundraising for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) – 2019
  • Global Alliance Empowerment Program
  • Advocacy and Leadership Training by FedEx & Global Alliance for Road Safety NGOs.
  • Training on Road Safety advocacy and leadership – FedEx hub, Memphis, Tennessee – USA, August 2017
  • Risk Areas Crash Course – 2018 Awarded a certificate of completion.
  • Global Road Safety Voluntary Targets – 2018 – Awarded a certificate of completion.
  • John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health – 2013 Road Traffic Injury Prevention and Control in Low and Middle-Income countries.-Awarded a certificate of completion.
  • Brake & FedEx Road Safety Academy (UK) – 2009 – Diploma in Road Safety and certified to provide Road Safety Education and Training.
Conferences & Seminars
  • Various road safety conferences and trainings in: Morocco, Tukey, Malaysia, USA & Sweden.
Publications/TV
  • PR ARENA of March 2011,Under PR and Safety ‘Road carnage is a blot on Kenya’s national brand’.
  • Regular contributor in the local dailies on road safety issues.  Most recent article captioned’ Road deaths will keep rising unless we do things differently’ in the daily nation of 06 August 2013.
  • Expert opinion on Crosstalk show on Family TV on 15th December 2013.
Awards Received
  • 2011- Winner of the Association of Kenya Insurers Road Safety award. https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/urbanisation/africa-adopts-continent-wide-sustainable-transport-agenda-48089.

Lucas Munene

Team Leader, at PRSI, a leading road safety Community Based Organization in Kenya and Member of the Alliance of NGO’S working on road safety globally. Awarded by Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) for exemplary work in road safety and partnered with Bloomberg and Global Road Safety Partnership in RS10 program in Kenya.  Project Manager for RS10-0026 Project completed in 2013 working with Matatu drivers and school children in Thika and Naivasha.

Founder and Team Leader  2009 to date

Pamoja Road Safety Initiative is the most visible road safety NGO in Kenya today.

  • Admission to the global alliance of NGOs for Road safety in 2012.
  • 2012/13: Partner in Global Road Safety funded RS10 project in Thika and Naivasha working with Matatu and school children.
  • Project Manager for ‘Using graphic and comic journalism to promote safety in two target communities’. This project is part of RS10 projects in Kenya funded by Global Road Safety Partnership.
  • 2013: Developed and facilitated a 4 days’ road safety training for over 400 children affiliated to the International Christian Centre for their August holiday camp.
  • Run a vibrant and informative website (www.pamojaroadsafety.org)

Relevant courses & Training

  • XX11 World Congress on Safety and Health at Work -2021 Fellowship (Toronto Canada-Online)
  • Think Road Safety- Road Safety Training for External Partners- World Bank Group Open Learning Campus (2020)
  •  Campaign Management Training –14th -17th February 2020.  Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Attended the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety- Achieving Global Goals 203019-20 February 2020 – Waterfront Congress Centre- Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Fundraising for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) – 2019
  • Global Alliance Empowerment Program
  • Advocacy and Leadership Training by FedEx & Global Alliance for Road Safety NGOs.
  • Training on Road Safety advocacy and leadership – FedEx hub, Memphis, Tennessee – USA, August 2017
  • Risk Areas Crash Course – 2018 Awarded a certificate of completion.
  • Global Road Safety Voluntary Targets – 2018 – Awarded a certificate of completion.
  • John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health – 2013 Road Traffic Injury Prevention and Control in Low and Middle-Income countries.-Awarded a certificate of completion.
  • Brake & FedEx Road Safety Academy (UK) – 2009 – Diploma in Road Safety and certified to provide Road Safety Education and Training.

Conferences & Seminars

  • Various road safety conferences and trainings in: Morocco, Tukey, Malaysia, USA & Sweden.

Publications/TV

  • PR ARENA of March 2011,Under PR and Safety ‘Road carnage is a blot on Kenya’s national brand’.
  • Regular contributor in the local dailies on road safety issues.  Most recent article captioned’ Road deaths will keep rising unless we do things differently’ in the daily nation of 06 August 2013.
  • Expert opinion on Crosstalk show on Family TV on 15th December 2013.

Awards Received

  • 2011- Winner of the Association of Kenya Insurers Road Safety award. https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/urbanisation/africa-adopts-continent-wide-sustainable-transport-agenda-48089.
Lucas Munene. Team Leader.
Lucas at Campaign Management training in Stockholm,Sweden in 2020.
Lucas discussing Road Safety at K24 Studios
Lucas engaging on Road Safety with NTSA staff at their offices

Mijide Kemoli

Mijide Kemoli is a multidisciplinary designer who centres her work on causes and stories that are close to her heart, including road safety awareness and education. Through her craft, she has designed illustrated safety manuals for children as well as a fun board game that allows players to question the road culture in Nairobi and any negative behaviour they have that may be contributing to the overall safety problem. Mijide is also a member of the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety and is a trained and certified youth road safety facilitator and advocate under YOURS.

To view her work, visit Keeke Art

Listen To Her Story
Mijide Kemoli. Road Safety Champion who uses art to spread awareness on Road Safety.

Purity Mwaniki

Purity Mwaniki is an evidence based and data driven road safety
practitioner and a trained advocate with a clear grasp of current road safety best practice including safe systems approach, sustainable healthy mobility and impact evaluation.

She is passionate about the role of sustainable mobility as an alleviator of poverty and enabler for economic growth and how different stakeholders
can build dynamic relationships to achieve safe and sustainable mobility.

Here are some things she does very well;

  • Advocacy -Strategic planning for advocacy activities through power mapping, networking and mobilization.
  • Road safety training/capacity building.
  • Paralegal- solid understanding of legal matters.
  • Data collection and analysis.
  • Communication management through target message design, review and adoption process and commissioning.
  • Opinion analysis on Road Safety matters. E.g. Media interviews, Government and University workshops.
Purity Mwaniki, Road Safety Champion

Call For Community Champions

PRSI will partner with people who take action in their communities by highlighting and celebrating their work in our ‘Meet Our Champions’ shout out in our website.

We call upon Partners willing to support community activities by way of issuing certificates of recognition or sponsoring other forms of recognition to road safety champions. We are here to inspire action and help people be community champions for safe and healthy mobility. Work with family and friends to join or set up a campaign locally to improve your streets. We can all be part of the solution and we will work with anyone who shares our vision and values. Share your story so that others can get inspiration from it.

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