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.

 

2018

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

First African Road Safety Forum to be held in Marrakech, Morocco – 13-15 November 2018

According to WHO statistics, there is still a major gap between high-income and low- and middle income countries when it comes to  traffic safety. To illustrate this, African continent has a high 26.6 fatal accident per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to Europe’s 6 fatalities per 100,000

First African Road Safety Forum to be held in Marrakech, Morocco – 13-15 November 2018

Traders in West Africa appeal for more attention to investments in transportation infrastructure

Africa’s weak infrastructure effects on the ability of doing business internally in the African continent. This is not due to the lack of effort; for example, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has many common market agreements in place, which have nevertheless not helped

Traders in West Africa appeal for more attention to investments in transportation infrastructure

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