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Reflecting on the Present and Acting for the Future of Road Safety in Africa
Reflecting on the Present and Acting for the Future of Road Safety in Africa

July 21, 2021 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."  —Margaret Mead As the magnitude of the road safety problem in…

Enabling Fact-Based Policy Dialogue through the Corridor Performance Monitoring System
Enabling Fact-Based Policy Dialogue through the Corridor Performance Monitoring System

July 15, 2021 

The Corridor Performance Monitoring System (CPMS) – known formally as the Truck Monitoring System (TMS) - is a custom-developed reporting platform commissioned by the USAID, SSATP, and the World Bank…

WEBINAR
SSATP participates in a road safety webinar organized by the European Commission
SSATP participates in a road safety webinar organized by the European Commission

February 17, 2021 

On February 17, 2021, the Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) participated in an internal webinar organized by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG…

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo
Policies for Sustainable Urban Mobility & Accessibility in African Cities : Policy/Strategy Papers and Diagnostic Studies for 12 Pilot Countries
Policies for Sustainable Urban Mobility & Accessibility in African Cities : Policy/Strategy Papers and Diagnostic Studies for 12 Pilot Countries

October 01, 2020 

With the goal of mainstreaming an integrated approach to sustainable urban transport and mobility management in African cities, leveraging the EASI framework, SSATP’s Urban Transport and Mobility (…

Washington, D.C.
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…

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
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…

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-…

Statistics on Gender & Transport
Statistics on Gender & Transport

 

Accessibility and transport choice The most predominant mode of travel for women in rural areas remains walking and headloading. Women in Africa can transport at least three times more ton per…

Cameroon, Ethiopia, Zambia
Road safety Action Plans and Strategies in Cameroon, Ethiopia and Zambia
Road safety Action Plans and Strategies in Cameroon, Ethiopia and Zambia

 

Cameroon The Ministry of Transport has developed a National Road Safety Strategy with a Priority Action Plan for the period 2011-2012 which has been followed by a second one for the period 2013-2014…

Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Zambia
Transport Policy Performance Review
Transport Policy Performance Review

 

Over the past two decades, African governments and regional economic communities (RECs) have been, and are continuing, to reform their transport sector policy and strategies. The extent of policy…

Examples of Public and Private Initiatives for Tackling HIV/AIDS
Examples of Public and Private Initiatives for Tackling HIV/AIDS

 

HIV/AIDS programs do exist which encompass policy, strategy and service delivery engaging road, rail, and other transport systems, principally directed at prevention. Such activities have been…

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.…

Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of, Congo, Republic of
Establishment of an Observatory of Non-Physical Barriers on the Brazzaville-Kinshasa-Bangui-Kisangani River Corridor
Establishment of an Observatory of Non-Physical Barriers on the Brazzaville-Kinshasa-Bangui-Kisangani River Corridor

 

In 2010, the International Commission of the Congo-Oubangui-Sangha Basin (CICOS) requested funding from the SSATP to conduct a baseline study on the Brazzaville-Kinshasa-Bangui-Kisangani Corridor,…

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…