TRANSFORMING ROAD SAFETY IN AFRICA
Paving the way for road safety in Africa
Road traffic injury death rates are high in Africa. There is an urgent need to implement safety solutions. The EU-Funded TRANS-SAFE project aims to maximise the impact of these solutions by bringing road safety agencies and experts from Europe and Africa to drive policy actions. Together, they will drive forward effective approaches for road safety development. The project will ensure the road conditions meet the recommendations of the Road Safety Cluster of the African-EU Transport Task Force (2020). The consortium members are highly experienced and knowledgeable in Africa-related research. Overall, the project will help deliver on the Joint EU-Africa Strategy and advance countries’ progress towards the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development Goals.
The TRANS-SAFE project will involve national, regional, and city-level demonstrations to test different types of innovative and integrated Safe System solutions, complemented by a comprehensive toolbox, capacity development, policy support and replication activities. To maximize impact, the project brings together a consortium of highly committed cities, road safety agencies and experts from both Europe and Africa.
Building on numerous synergistic projects, networks, and a strong technical experience among partners, the consortium will deliver an ambitious project through highly effective and innovative approaches to sustainable road safety development, thereby ensuring that road safety systems and interventions from this project deliver on the recommendations of the Road Safety Cluster of the African-EU Transport Task Force, adopted in 2020.
The consortium members have experience and expertise in Africa-related research as well as development-related research in collaboration with local actors in various countries of Africa at many levels. Ultimately, the project will help deliver on the Joint EU-Africa Strategy (JAES) and advance countries' progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Inform: Enhance knowledge of road crashes' causes and risk factors among relevant stakeholders and improve their capabilities to practically use tools to plan, assess, implement and operate road safety solutions.
Inspire: Promote the integration of the Safe System approach into local, regional and national road safety strategies by providing the needed guidance on data, methodologies and best practices.
Initiate: Strengthen road safety assessment and management systems by guiding relevant stakeholders in partner cities and countries to adopt internationally established system standards.
Implement: Create reference models for road safety innovations with a high level of replicability by implementing demonstration actions to test innovative, safe system technologies and services.
Impact: Contribute to regional and global sustainable road safety goals by evaluating the project`s demonstration actions and deriving implementable recommendations that can be integrated into policy, funding, operation, research and business practice.