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SSATP cancels planned meetings amid COVID-19 outbreak
SSATP cancels planned meetings amid COVID-19 outbreak

April 13, 2020 

The Africa Transport Policy Program’s top priority is the health and well-being of all our member country stakeholders, donors, partners, staff and global communities. Due to the increasing threat…

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Hosts SSATP's 2019 Annual General Meeting in Victoria Falls (Presentations included)
Zimbabwe Hosts SSATP's 2019 Annual General Meeting in Victoria Falls (Presentations included)

November 25, 2019 

  Hosted by Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, the 2019 SSATP Annual Meeting took take place in Victoria Falls on November 25-29, 2019. The central theme of this year’…

Winners of ARSO’s #Roads4Life Storytelling Contest
Winners of ARSO’s #Roads4Life Storytelling Contest

November 13, 2019 

Congratulations #Roads4Life Champions! The winners of the African Road Safety Observatory's #Roads4Life storytelling contest are: Road safety leadership: Roads for Life in Zimbabwe Innovations for…

Fighting Road Fatalities: An Interview with Tawia Addo-Ashong, SSATP's Road Safety Pillar Leader
Fighting Road Fatalities: An Interview with Tawia Addo-Ashong, SSATP's Road Safety Pillar Leader

September 26, 2019 

Road traffic injuries present major health and development challenges to countries all over the world, but especially in Africa. For example, in Uganda, at least 10 people die daily on Kampala roads…

Announcing ARSO's #Roads4Life Storytelling Contest
Announcing ARSO's #Roads4Life Storytelling Contest

July 01, 2019 

  If you are 18 and over, passionate about road safety, and carrying out great work to make Africa’s roads safer, we want to hear your story! Join the African Road Safety Observatory's #Roads4Life…

South Africa , Durban
First General Assembly of the African Road Safety Observatory (ARSO)
First General Assembly of the African Road Safety Observatory (ARSO)

June 27, 2019 

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP, an international partnership administered by the World Bank) with the support of South Africa’s Road Traffic…

South Africa , Durban, South Africa
Accelerating Road Safety Action through the African Road Safety Observatory
Accelerating Road Safety Action through the African Road Safety Observatory

June 27, 2019 

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP, an international partnership administered by the World Bank) with the support of South Africa’s Road Traffic…

Morocco
Interview with Mr. Franz R. Drees-Gross for Africities 8th Summit
Interview with Mr. Franz R. Drees-Gross for Africities 8th Summit

November 20, 2018 

Mr. Drees-Gross was interviewed as part of a series leading to the Africities 8th Summit that will be held in Marrakech, Morocco on November 20-24, 2018. The complete interview can be found on the…

Senegal , Dakar
Sustainable, Safe and Efficient Transport for the People of Africa:  A Precondition for Sustained Economic Growth and Prosperity (Press Release)
Sustainable, Safe and Efficient Transport for the People of Africa: A Precondition for Sustained Economic Growth and Prosperity (Press Release)

December 10, 2013 

PRESS RELEASE DAKAR, December 10, 2013 - As African economies continue to grow and expand, the transport sector becomes even more critical for promoting a people-centered, socio-economic development…

Mozambique
HIV Hot-Spot Mapping Along Transport Routes in Mozambique
HIV Hot-Spot Mapping Along Transport Routes in Mozambique

November 01, 2011 

Some of the highest incidences of HIV have been found along transport corridors, particularly at border crossings where there is a high turnover of truck drivers, migrant workers and commercial sex…

Working with Road Contractors to Prevent HIV Infection: Experience and Lessons from the Ethiopia Roads Sector Program
Working with Road Contractors to Prevent HIV Infection: Experience and Lessons from the Ethiopia Roads Sector Program

October 01, 2008 

The Ethiopia Road Sector Development Project (RSDP), implemented by Ethiopian Roads Agency, was the first transport project to include HIV/AIDS mitigation clauses in its works contracts. The work…

Nigeria, Uganda
Improving Rural Transport Policy Framework in Uganda and Nigeria
Improving Rural Transport Policy Framework in Uganda and Nigeria

 

This activity involves support to the formulation of rural transport policies, strategies and action plans in line with an improved policy framework developed by SSATP to facilitate the effective…

Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin
Abidjan-Lagos Transport Corridor Project
Abidjan-Lagos Transport Corridor Project

 

The Abidjan-Lagos transport corridor is the major east-west transport corridor in West Africa, connecting the capital cities of five countries (Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria).  Travel…

Gender Transport Burden in Africa
Gender Transport Burden in Africa

 

This widely case study to investigate the magnitude of the transport burden incurred by women and men in order to obtain access to domestic facilities - collection of water and firewood in Sub-…

Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone
Pro-Growth Pro-Poor Transport Strategies
Pro-Growth Pro-Poor Transport Strategies

 

A pro-growth, pro-poor transport strategy (PGPTS) is a sectorial instrument that directs resources to transport interventions that support economic growth and poverty reduction, as well as creating a…

Better Post-crash Response: Pillar 5 of the Decade of Action for Road Safety
Better Post-crash Response: Pillar 5 of the Decade of Action for Road Safety

 

The Decade of Action for Road Safety encourages Governments to implement road safety policies and action plans that address the following five pillars: Better road safety management Safer roads…

Uganda
Review of Uganda's Gender Mainstreaming Policy in the Road Sector
Review of Uganda's Gender Mainstreaming Policy in the Road Sector

 

Gender equality in Uganda Over the past decade, Uganda has made significant progress in the advancement of gender equality and empowerment of women in political, economic and social spheres. The…

Safer Vehicles: Pillar 3 of the Decade of Action for Road Safety
Safer Vehicles: Pillar 3 of the Decade of Action for Road Safety

 

The Decade of Action for Road Safety encourages Governments to implement road safety policies and action plans that address the following five pillars: Better road safety management Safer roads…

Governance Indicators for the Transport Sector in Africa
Governance Indicators for the Transport Sector in Africa

 

SSATP has recognized governance as a cross-cutting issue in its on-going Second Development Plan (2009-2013). In a first step towards a greater advocacy effort aimed at improving governance in the…

Mainstreaming Road Safety in Regional Trade Corridors
Mainstreaming Road Safety in Regional Trade Corridors

 

Mainstreaming Road Safety in Regional Trade Road Corridors “These guidelines complement current tools for assessing, addressing and managing road safety interventions at country level.” Dr.…

Integration, Connectivity & Cohesion
Integration, Connectivity & Cohesion

 

Real integration will start only when road blocks to national and international freight and passenger transport have disappeared and road users don’t have to pay bribes to use a road; when borders…