31 Oct 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 inhabitants. Africa as a region has the highest risk of death on the road, specifically with pedestrians and cyclist. Thus the continent demonstrates tremendous possibilities to improve road safety and save more lives.
Morocco is hosting the first African Road Safety Forum, held this year in a Congress Palace Marrakech on 13-15 November 2018. Forum objectives include: creating an African Framework for reflection to road safety in the continent, bringing together government institutions and organisations, experts, economic actors, public and private companies and NGOs working for road safety, and encouraging investment in the various sectors related to road safety, just to mention a few.
The Forum is intended for exchanging expertise and good practice in the road safety, whilst comparing each country’s achievements, to ensure that the socio-economic and cultural similarities between African countries are assets and key factors of success. Moreover, in addition to scientific and technical discussions, this forum is a great opportunity for networking, meetings and exchanges between different shareholders.
Read more about the Forum here.