STA in Action

17 Sep The second STA Road Safety Technical Forum took place on 12-13 September 2018 (Yaoundé, Cameroon)

On 12-13 September 2018, STA and Pyramide Prévention organised the second road safety technical forum in Yaoundé, with the support of the Ministry of Public Works of Cameroon.

Under the title ‘Optimise The Users’ Safety Thanks to the Road Safety Equipment’, this workshop gathered 75 road and mobility experts from Africa and Europe over two days.

The objective of this event was to promote the exchange of knowledge and best practice on road safety in Africa, where poor standards and lack of strategic planning contribute every year to thousands of road fatalities.

Like many countries in the region, Cameroon is seeking for improved road safety solutions and management strategies. In this context, during this two-day event, STA’s Training Coordinator, Christophe Canal, and other experts provided local road safety and mobility professionals with theoretical background and practical case studies in order for them to: i) acquire an overview of road safety frameworks in the EU; ii) understand the importance of a long-term strategic vision; and iii) the importance in the choice of equipment.

This event stirred up a great interest from local authorities and professionals. As part of its mission, STA is looking forward for more collaboration with emerging countries in Africa and around the world to share the knowledge and experiences on road safety.