Lotte Brondum is the Executive Director of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety - the Alliance. She is a mentor and role model for many grassroots NGOs under the umbrella of the Alliance and a powerful advocate for the role of NGOs in local, national, and global road safety leadership. While responsibility for roads, mobility, sustainability, and data sits with national governments, NGOs have a strong role to play as the eyes, ears, and voices of their communities and as the consciences of their governments, holding them accountable for the road safety commitments they have made. The Alliance’s role is to equip NGOs to succeed in this role through capacity building, connecting NGOs to each other and to the global road safety community, mobilizing them to manage global campaigns and raising their profile with decision-makers and influencers.
Since 2014 Ms Brondum has been the driving force behind the Alliance and her efforts are paying off. Under her leadership, the Alliance itself has grown into a global civil society movement of 225 NGOs in 90 countries. Alliance member NGOs collectively reach millions of people, influence national policies, and play a valuable role in saving lives around the world. They are flourishing, implementing evidence-based campaigns and gaining the trust of their governments. Alliance member NGOs are increasingly being invited by their governments to sit on boards and committees. The Alliance too has gained stature under Lotte’s careful leadership. In the past year, Ms Brondum has been asked to join advisory committees for both the UN Road Safety Trust Fund and the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety. She is seen with great affection among the Alliance member NGOs. Many have benefited from her personal involvement: helping them to grow by giving them advice, opening doors to international organizations, and promoting their stories. We are fortunate to have her at the helm of the Alliance!