African Road Safety Observatory

African Road Safety Observatory

The African Road Safety Observatory is an interactive space, designed to help European countries and African people to cooperate, exchanging experiences and knowledge with the main objective to make African roads safer. With more than hundred high-profile African stakeholders already engaged, it covers the totality of African countries and it has the commitment of thirteen representatives from prominent international organizations.

This online portal, available for any device, includes freely accessible knowledge resources and tools – such as statistics, maps, reports and factsheets – as well as dialogue and crowdsourcing functions with a view to enabling experts, institutional stakeholders and end users to take part: relevant road safety needs faced from African countries can be finally highlighted while experiences presented and solutions discussed.

The platform, promoted by Horizon 2020 funded SaferAfrica Project – where CITA is an active member, is supported by a Management Board composed of high-level members from international organizations, namely: European Commission, World Bank, African Development Bank, Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA),  United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) World Road Association (PIARC), World Health Organization (WHO), International Road Transport Union (IRU), International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD).

Through the African Road Safety Observatory, for the very first time European and African road safety experts can exchange knowledge and experiences thanks to the dedicated Dialogue Platform web-tool.

Moreover, African citizens are directly engaged through the Crowdsourcing platform, where road safety problems at country level can be reported as well as solutions can be suggested.

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