SaferAfrica project aims at establishing a Dialogue Platform between Africa and Europe focused on road safety and traffic management issues. It will represent a high-level body with the main objective of providing recommendations to update the African Road Safety Action Plan and the African Road Safety Charter, as well as fostering the adoption of specific initiatives, properly funded. The involvement of Development Banks will ensure the identification of available resources and the definition of suitable schemes of funding. The activity of the Platform will also focus on the reinforcement of the endogenous African capabilities through the dissemination of the EU know-how. Twinning Programs will be set up, besides the conduction of different training activities. Local contexts will be duly taken into account and studies on specific risk factors as well as transferability analysis of measures already tested elsewhere will be conducted. The project activities will be oriented to the “Safe System” approach and grouped in four pillars: Road Safety Knowledge and Data; Road Safety and Traffic management Capacity Review; Capacity Building and Training; Sharing of Good Practices. The Dialogue Platform is intended toconstitute a stable body, able to orient road safety policies beyond the project end.
|Research Institute||Department of Transportation, Planning and Engineering, NTUA|
|Principal Investigator||Prof. G. Yannis|
|Partnership||CTL, IBSR, IRF, IFSTTAR, LOUGH, LNEC, SWOV, SITRASS, APRE, CHALMERS, ENSTP, HANDICAP, CORRIDOR-SIDA, ICI, WorldBank, CITA-VEHICLEINSPECTION, NRA|