First General Assembly of the African Road Safety Observatory (ARSO)
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 Management Corporation (RTMC) and the United Nations Economic Commission of Africa (UNECA) are hosting the First General Assembly of the African Road Safety Observatory (ARSO) at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort in Durban, South Africa on the 27-28 June 2019.
At the inaugural meeting, over 80 road safety leaders from 35 African countries will have the opportunity to discuss and agree on ARSO’s mission and work plan for addressing the growing road safety crisis in Africa.
Co-financed by SSATP and the Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF), which is supported by UKAid with financial contributions from DFID and DHSC, the newly established Observatory intends to foster national, international and continental cooperation to generate a robust body of road safety data that can be used to influence policymaking and for monitoring Africa’s progress towards realizing the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 goals.
The establishment of the African Road Safety Observatory also benefited from the support of the World Bank, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and the International Transport Forum (ITF).