The Driver Recognition Programme recognises the driver who is an inspiring example for others in terms of road safety and health, cost efficiency and friendliness as well as the corresponding organisation who understands the critical role they play in delivery of aid and development and take the time to show appreciation for their drivers.
The programme was launched in 2015 with funding from the FIA Foundation and UPS Foundation. Since then, the programme has been run annually in East Africa and this year, it will be launched in South East Asia. For more information on the the programme, visit the East Africa or South East Asia page.
The competition consists of the following:
- Participating organisations nominate own light vehicles (sedans / 4×4) drivers based on joint eligibility criteria
- Country qualifying rounds take place, in which practical driving skills and / or driver knowledge are tested
- Final event in which the best drivers from different countries compete to be the best driver and win the annual Driver Award. The finals simulate a ‘typical day in the life of a driver’
At the heart of this programme is our desire to acknowledge the critical role that drivers play in the delivery of aid and development. We aim to bring together three elements: 1) engaging in a fun manner, 2) reinforcing healthy and safety practices and 3) improving data collection on driver performance.