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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…

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,…

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…

Mobility and Accessibility in Urban Areas of Africa
Mobility and Accessibility in Urban Areas of Africa

 

Countries and the development community have shown limited interest to invest significantly in the development of cities and urban mobility in Africa although this interest has started recently to…

Malaysia; Sri Lanka
Accessing Maternal and Child Health Services in Sri Lanka and Malaysia
Accessing Maternal and Child Health Services in Sri Lanka and Malaysia

 

Access to transport enables women to receive timely obstetric care that is essential for their survival. Transport contributes towards reaching the fifth Millennium Development Goal, to reduce…

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…

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…

Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Senegal
Poverty Reduction Transport Strategy Review
Poverty Reduction Transport Strategy Review

 

The strategic objective of the Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Program (SSATP) for the period 2004-2007 was to anchor national transport strategies firmly in national goals and strategies for poverty…

Safer Road User Behavior: Pillar 4 of the Decade of Action for Road Safety
Safer Road User Behavior: Pillar 4 of the Decade of Action for Road Safety

 

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…

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).…

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…