SIDART in cooperation with Fleet Forum has taken up the task to conduct a survey on road safety issues and its implications to the people living in the slum area of Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur. Later the project implementation may take up road safety with the aim of reducing the number of deaths and disabilities occurring as result of road accidents near slums in Rajasthan. The project will firstly take place in the highway along the Jawahar Nagar slum of Jaipur and later the tried and tested model can be handed over for replication and up scaling. SIDART and Fleet Forum both understand the importance of community participation in success of any project. That is why based on the responses of the community members during this survey, tools will be developed to ensure community participation during the process of developing the teaching learning material and further project implementation. Indeed, until now, a survey has been conducted in the slum to have a better idea about what the community has experienced and what its expectations are in the slums of Jawahar Nagar and how the change can be lead efficiently.
Fleet Forum: Rethinking Humanitarian Management
Fleet Management is the second largest spending in the humanitarian sector, preceded by staffing. Aware of the fact and concerned for the increased need for efficiency, a group of humanitarian professionals manage to raise awareness in their community and bring to the discussion table the members of the different organizations concerned. The turnout is unexpected, the willingness to improve is high, yet the challenge remains how to bring about change in a sector that is so fragmented, without control or command, and where fleet management has long been viewed as the job of those people “with grease under their nails”.
(Rolando M. Tomasini, Luk N. Van Wassenhove and Gillian Khaw, © 2006 INSEAD, version date 2008.)
Safety in Numbers: Reducing Road Risk with Danida’s Multi-Sector Partnership
The Fleet Safety project was developed in response to the needs of the members of the Fleet Forum, an informal collaborating body and independent knowledge centre for fleet management in the humanitarian sector. With the backing of Danish government aid agency Danida, the Fleet Safety project drew on the resources of government, the humanitarian sector and private companies to develop, test and disseminate a road safety toolkit for humanitarian organizations operating in the developing world. The toolkit was tested within the Kenya offices of six major humanitarian organizations before the definitive version was to be disseminated and promoted globally.
(Aline Gatignon and Luk N. Van Wassenhove, © INSEAD 2009, 2009 EFMD Case Writing Competition Winner – Public Sector Innovation.)
How humanitarian fleets are insured is a top of mind concern for participating Fleet Forum organizations.
In this study, developed in partnership with Kjaer Group and TNT, local policies for Anglophone, Lusophone and Francophone Africa were reviewed, thus giving us the opportunity to make several assumptions about coverage, mobility and inter-operability of these local insurance programs.
Sustainable Vehicle Procurement
To address the total environmental impact of vehicle fleets, many parametres must be examined throughout the supply chain and vehicle lifecycle. At the core of the supply chain is the purchasing of new vehicle stocks. Working in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Fleet Forum has developed a sustainable procurement guidelines for transport that tackle the problem of how to procure vehicles with minimum negative environmental impacts and with the view to sustainability.