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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…

SSATP partners with African Universities
SSATP partners with African Universities

 

Africa is facing three urgent transport challenges: 1) the continent has the highest rate of road fatalities in the world; 2) it has an unprecedented growth rate of urbanization; and 3) it has the…

Nigeria
Case Study on Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigeria
Case Study on Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigeria

 

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Nigeria is one out of a few outstanding road safety lead agencies in Sub-Saharan Africa. It has considerable human (18 098 staff in 2012), logistical and…

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…

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…

Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania
Improving Road Safety for Freight Transport on the Central Corridor
Improving Road Safety for Freight Transport on the Central Corridor

 

The 2,000 kilometer-long trade facilitation route originating from the port of Dar es Salaam and serving Eastern Africa’s landlocked countries - Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of…

Second Generation Road Funds
Second Generation Road Funds

 

In recent years, the Road Management and Financing (RMF) component of SSATP has focused on strengthening the capacity of regional road associations to play an increased leadership role in advocating…

Burundi, Congo, Democratic Republic of, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
Drafting and Validation of Protocols for the Central Corridor
Drafting and Validation of Protocols for the Central Corridor

 

The Corridor Management component focuses on facilitation and transit improvement along corridors, through several corridor-based activities related to the redrafting of the Northern Corridor Transit…

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-…