Does Road Safety Projects relate to Community Capacity Building? A Critical Review
This paper examined the new trend in CSR programmes of private organizations that champion the course of road safety in their host communities. Since most of the contributions from CSR programmes of the private organizations are usually attached to CCB. It is worth mentioning that many private organizations in emerging economy like Nigeria are taking new dimension in their CSR programmes by champion the course of road safety projects/programmes in their respective host communities, but the concern is that does a road safety project relate to CCB concept? This paper intends to give insight into; conceptual meanings attached to CCB concept, the birth of CCB in Nigeria or Africa as a whole, and the relationship between the AARSI road safety projects in Lagos State and the CCB concept. This paper critically reviewed the roles of AARSI road safety projects in Lagos State in relation to CCB with the analytical application of Aspen Institute’s (2006) definition of CCB and Eade’s (1997) model on capacity building. This paper opines that road safety projects are related to CCB concept.
Key words: AARSI road safety projects, capacity building, capacity building interventions, community capacity building, corporate social responsibility