Driver Recognition Programme

The Driver Recognition Programme recognises the humanitarian driver who is an inspiring example for others in terms of:

- Road safety and health;

- Cost efficiency;

- Friendliness.


We also acknowledge the corresponding organisation who understands the critical role their drivers 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. In 2018, the programme expanded to South East Asia. For more information, visit the East and Southern Africa or the South East Asia page. For photos of the previous editions of the Driver Recognition Programmes, click our photo gallery


Programme Set-Up

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.

Read more in the PDF below:


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