African Chapter

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African Chapter’ est le programme de STA dédié au continent africain. Sa principale vocation est de promouvoir un transfert de connaissance sur les meilleures pratiques internationales liées aux méthodes, aux technologies et aux normes dans les infrastructures de transport.

 

C’est ainsi que les autorités, entrepreneurs et professionnels africains, qu’ils soient anglophones ou francophones, pourront acquérir une méthodologie de travail et de choix techniques de telle sorte que les investissements deviennent efficaces et pérennes dans le temps. Pour ce faire, STA propose différents événementsforums d’expertise et formations dédiés à tous les acteurs publics et privés du secteur des infrastructures de transport et plus précisément ceux étant liés à la mobilité et à la sécurité du transport.

 

Un transfert de connaissance exhaustif et concis permettra à ces acteurs d’acquérir :

 

  • Une vision globale concernant la maîtrise des normes et leur application ;
  • Une vision stratégique long terme du parc des infrastructures de transport ;
  • Une approche des responsabilités en matière de choix et de pose d’équipements d’infrastructure de transport.

 

The ‘African Chapter’ is STA’s programme covering the African continent; it is devoted to promoting knowledge exchange and best practice on methodologies, techniques and norms related to transport infrastructures.

 

As a result, African English and French-speaking authorities, entrepreneurs and professionals will be acquainted with the methodologies and selection techniques that will make their investments be efficient and sustainable. In this context, STA is organising different eventstechnical forums and trainings devoted to public and private actors involved in transport infrastructures, especially those dealing with mobility an safety.

 

Through a comprehensive and concise transfer of tools and know-how, these actors will acquire:

 

  • A global overview of the norms and their application;
  • The importance of a long-term strategic vision on transport infrastructures;
  • An approach of responsibilities linked to equipment selection and installation.

 

2019

Expert roots for proper road maintenance in South Africa

Saied Solomons, President of the South African Road Federation (SARF)and CEO of the Southern African Bitumen Association (SABITA) says that roads are a vital public asset and can deliver a higher economic return on investment than any other single type of infrastructure. “The real cost

Expert roots for proper road maintenance in South Africa

Ghanaian government allocates GH¢1 billion to improve road safety

The Government is dedicating GH¢1 billion to fix traffic lights, erect road signs and paint defaced road markings to improve road safety. This part of the recommendation by the inter-ministerial committee set up by President Akufo-Addo last year to look into the increasing cases of

Ghanaian government allocates GH¢1 billion to improve road safety

Implications for Africa from China’s One Belt One Road Strategy

China’s Belt and Road Initiative forges intertwining economic, political, and security ties between Africa and China, advancing Beijing’s geopolitical interests. Launched in 2014, One Belt One Road (一带一路), presented internationally as the Belt and Road Initiative, is China’s signature vision for reshaping its global engagements.

Implications for Africa from China’s One Belt One Road Strategy

2018

AU special envoy proposal for Mombasa to Lagos Highway

A Proposal for a 6000km route of new road links between Mombasa and Lagos has been put forward. This route would provide an important link between two of Africa’s main ports, as the existing road, although mostly paved – does not allow the existing connections

AU special envoy proposal for Mombasa to Lagos Highway

Africa’s road safety still in crisis

ITF Secretary-General Young Tae Kim urged the importance of data gathering in the African continent in his speech in the recently held First African Road Safety Forum, held in Marrakesh, Morocco earlier in November. To tackle the problem, the creation of the First Road Safety

Africa’s road safety still in crisis

Major bridge project agreement signed between DR Congo and the Republic of Congo

The African Development Bank have agreed to finance and develop a major bridge project, estimated to cost US$550 million, between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Republic of Congo. The 1,6 kilometres long bridge across the Congo river will be an important link between the

Major bridge project agreement signed between DR Congo and the Republic of Congo

2017

Can concrete roads solve pothole menace?

More and more stakeholders involved in road infrastructure are migrating to concrete roads arguing that the traditional asphalt ones are prone to cracks and potholes – without no clear timeframe or budget. The climate change adaptation strategy has been considered by city councillors as the city’s

Can concrete roads solve pothole menace?

Africa: cities set the pace on fighting poverty, climate change but who will pay?

Fast-growing cities will determine how the world manages to fight poverty, disease and climate change in coming decades but increased resilience is likely to come with a hefty price tag, said urban development experts.While cities are poised to benefit from technological innovation, tackling crippling inequality

Africa: cities set the pace on fighting poverty, climate change but who will pay?

Why bridges collapse

You may not think about the bridges you cross on your way to work, but they’re far more than pretty structures that make your commute manageable. Bridges are crucial transportation links that carry road and rail traffic across rivers, gorges or other roads. When a bridge collapses or closes

Why bridges collapse