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Building capacity in Africa through '4th GRSP Africa Road Safety' event

8 September 2015

Africa Road Safety 2015 - Bridging the Road Safety Gap marked our 4th African event and was held in Lusaka, Zambia on September 2 and 3, 2015. The event put the focus on some of the serious gaps in road safety management in countries across the African continent, particularly in the sub-Saharan region.

The event welcomed just on 100 road safety experts, practitioners, representatives from local businesses and NGOs, journalists and senior government officials from all over the region and the world for a programme of informative presentations and participatory capacity building workshops.

Africa Road Safety 2015 - kicks off September 2

27 August 2015

On September 2 Africa Road Safety 2015 gets underway in Lusaka, Zambia.

Road safety is a critical issue in Africa that requires immediate attention. While the African Region possesses only 2% of the world’s vehicles, it accounts for 16% of global road deaths; this is 24.1 deaths per 100,000 population, well above the global average (WHO, 2013).

Taking a critical step toward addressing this, representatives from 31 African countries have registered to attend the event to discuss the serious gaps in legislation and policy that exist in countries across the continent, particularly in the

Zambia Road Safety MoU to launch September 8

2 September 2014

'It has been a long road, but we will now have in place a robust and comprehensive plan with firm multi-sectoral commitment to take action to address the road safety situation in Zambia' stated GRSP Zambia Coordinator, Aaron Samiyengo following the announcement of the date for the long awaited launch of the Zambia Road Safety MoU. 

The Zambia Road Safety MoU has been developed in alignment with a set of six resolutions drawn up in 2013 by a select group of key stakeholders including the lead agency, the Road Traffic Safety Authority (RTSA), the Sub Saharan Africa Transport Policy programme,