FASeR 2017: African Forum on Road Safety
Aware of the dramatic impact of road accidents on health, society and the economy, CITA collaborates with Conseil International – Santé (ICI-Santé) in the technical organization of the third African Forum on Road Safety (FASeR), held from 26 to 28 October 2017 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, with the involvement of Mr. Bamba Kanvaly the newly appointed CITA Deputy RAG Africa Chairperson.
Hundreds of experts and road safety actors from 12 African countries, and also from Europe, have been working on political leadership and sharing of experiences to reduce road mortality on the continent.
Participating at the 3rd edition of the African Forum for Road Safety, the experts have thought about the issues of road safety in sub-Saharan Africa, mechanisms for financing the fight against road insecurity, and modes of governance to fill the lack of data by setting up data collection systems.
It is also a question of sharing the experiences of interventions implemented in African countries. One of the objectives of FASeR was to encourage technical and financial partners and regional institutions to invest heavily in road safety.
These investments include quality equipment, road infrastructure and the adoption of good behavior by road users. The participants unanimously appreciated the quality of the link created between researchers, scientists and implementers of programs in the field.
Once again, the event reminded us of the need to work in synergy to determine the realistic actions to be taken and to take the necessary measures to reduce accident-related mortality and morbidity in Africa.
The appointment is in three years to evaluate the commitments made during FASeR 2017.