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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…

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…

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…

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…

Mitigating and Responding to Climate Change in Africa's Transport Sector
Mitigating and Responding to Climate Change in Africa's Transport Sector

 

Globally, the transport sector is key in reducing CO2 emissions. The sector accounts for over 90% of primary oil demand and is responsible for 22% CO2 emissions from fuel combustion (IEA, 2010).…

Gender Opportunities through Road Sector Activities in Uganda
Gender Opportunities through Road Sector Activities in Uganda

 

Uganda’s Second Road Sector Support Program was designed with the objective of empowering women by improving their opportunities to participate in and benefit from the roads sub-sector and thus…

Road Agencies
Road Agencies

 

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…

Cameroon, Ethiopia, Zambia
Road Safety Lead Agencies: Good Practices
Road Safety Lead Agencies: Good Practices

 

The Decade of Action for Road Safety encourages Governments to commit to the Decade of Action for Road Safety by implementing action plans that address the following five pillars: Better road safety…

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…