Kicking off the 3rd Driver Recognition Programme in Kenya.
For the third year, the East African 2018 Driver Recognition Programme, a road safety competition to recognise the pivotal role of humanitarian drivers, is hosted in Kenya from 14thto 15thSeptember 2018 in Lukenya.
Driver Recognition Programme
The Driver Recognition Programme is an eco- and safe driving interagency humanitarian competition, that recognises the important role drivers play in the sustainability, health and safety objectives, of aid and development organisations. The event is co-ordinated by Fleet Forum, an international non-profit organisation, that brings the transport sector together to chart a way in fleet management and road safety.
A total of 11 teams of drivers and managers from aid and development organisations will compete for the 2018 Driving Champion Award. Organisations like Catholic Relief Services, World Food Programme (WFP), UNICEF, Mercy Corps, Marie Stopes International, Kenya Red Cross and many more will participate. At the start of the programme in February, over 700 drivers from multiple organisations in East African countries have registered. Since then, Fleet Forum worked with the country and senior management of each organisation to identify their best driver.
Title sponsor for the event, United Parcel Service (UPS) is a global leader in logistics, operating in more than 220 countries and territories. UPS is known in the sector to have safety ingrained in its culture, especially in its training and recognition schemes, making it a prime example for the humanitarian sector. Fleet Forum appreciates the long-standing relationship it has with UPS as an organisation on its Board as well as the donor of multiple road safety programmes over the years.
World Vision, long-time supporter and board member organisation of Fleet Forum, has graciously assumed the role of humanitarian host of this final event for the third year. World Vision consistently strives to invest in their drivers and understand that performance management involves recognising both positive behaviours as well as areas of the improvement of their drivers. It is through their unwavering support that Fleet Forum is able to facilitate such an event.