11:00 - 12:30 Parallel Session 2-C: Road Safety in Africa - A demand for Commitment

Objectives of session

 Every day, road crash causes thousands of deaths and injuries as well as significant amount of economic losses. Africa takes the highest share of the road crash burden relative to its low level of motorization and road network density, currently experiences 26.9 fatalities for every 100,000 people compared with 9.3 in Europe. African road fatalities is expected to rapidly increase with vehicle ownership, road network development and population increase unless Africa invests on road safety. The level of road safety awareness is increasing, but the managerial, technical and financial capacities are still low. Africa needs strong commitment to bring effective and sustainable improvements.

  • Girma Bezabeh - African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Stephen Stacey - International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP)
  • Ben Buntipelly - Individual consultant
  • Philip Wijers - International Road Federation
  • May Obiri-Yeroba - National Road Safety Commission of Ghana

Did you know

High transport costs add 75% to the price of African goods.

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Since 2008 the Bank has helped to build and rehabilitate 25,000 kilometres of main roads and feeder roads, benefiting more than 10 million people.

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Conference venue

Immeuble CCIA, Plateau  -  Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire