1st African Road Safety Forum

The 1st African Road Safety Forum, organized by the Moroccan National Committee for Prevention of Road Accidents, was held 13–15 November 2018 in Marrakech, Morocco. The Alliance was a forum partner and ran several sessions at the event. We also launched the Africa Chapter of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety there.

Africa Chapter of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety

The Alliance launched the Africa Chapter of the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety at the forum. Read more about the Africa Chapter, action brief, and next steps HERE.

Call to Action

Alliance Board member Ndèye Awa Sarr, presented a call to action for governments and NGOs at the final plenary session of the Forum. See the calls to action HERE

Alliance Sessions at the 1st African Road Safety Forum

The Alliance ran three sessions at the Forum facilitated by Alliance members:

  • A consultation on the action brief that will inform the focus and work plans for the Alliance Africa Chapter. Please add input to help us shape this next phase of the Alliance in Africa. 
  • African NGOs’ perspectives and contributions toward the achievement of the SDGs. We explored calls to action for governments, NGOs, and other stakeholders that could accelerate progress toward the goals.
  • NGOs’ roles in data collection and collaboration with the African This session will look at how road safety data collection can be improved, focusing on NGO practical case studies.

See presentations from the Alliance sessions HERE. See pictures below from the Alliance session and the Alliance booth where visitors were encouraged to sign the 50by30 commitment to work toward reducing road deaths and injuries by 50% by 2030.

About the 1st African Road Safety Forum

More than 90% of road-related deaths and injuries occur in low- and middle-income countries, and Africa is one of the most affected regions. The forum is a platform for exchanging expertise and good practices in road safety, capitalizing on peer achievements in road safety, so that the socioeconomic and cultural similarities between African countries are assets and key factors for success.

The aims of the forum were to:

  • Create an African framework for reflection on road safety in Africa
  • Promote ownership of road safety in Africa, to achieve the goals of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020
  • Bring together government institutions and organizations, experts, economic actors, public and private companies, and NGOs from the African continent working for road safety
  • Share experiences and good practices on road safety in the African continent
  • Promote cooperation between African countries in the field of road safety
  • Develop exchanges and relations between African economic operators in the field of road safety
  • Encourage investment in the various sectors related to road safety
  • Promote the integration of new technologies into the management of road safety in Africa
  • Pool and capitalize on NGO experiences to serve as a relay for anchoring values in societies in Africa
  • Study the mechanisms for setting up and implementing an African road safety observatory

Read more HERE.

Photos from the Forum

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