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SaferAfrica Project Partners

Research Centre for Transport and Logistics Sapienza - Università di Roma

The Research Centre for Transport and Logistics (CTL) at “Sapienza” University of Rome has been founded in 2003 with support of the Italian Ministry of “Education, University and Research”.  Its activities encompass both contributions to basic research on transport systems and logistic and practical applications for government and industry, covering different sectors: urban transport, logistics and freight transport, road safety and ITS. CTL has been coordinating and participating in several EU and international projects: SAFETYNET, DACOTA, SAFETYCUBE, SAFERBRAIN (coordinator), SAFECYCLE, BE-SAFE (coordinator), “Conception et mise en place d’un systeme d’information sur la securite routiere au Cameroun” (coordinator) on road safety; Green eMOTION, CITYMOBIL and CITYMOBIL2 (coordinator) on innovative transport systems and automation, ESTEEM (coordinator) on transport safety and security issues in Mediterranean countries.


prof. Luca Persia luca.persia@uniroma1.it - Antonino Tripodi - antonino.tripodi@uniroma1.it - Eleonora Meta - eleonora.meta@uniroma1.it

National Technical University of Athens

The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) founded in 1837, is the oldest Technical University in Greece. It has a staff composed by 512 faculty members that publish annually more than 3.000 scientific papers and 4.090 external collaborators. The main objective of NTUA is to provide advanced higher education of outstanding quality in science and technology. For this purpose, NTUA operates as a State University with nine Schools: The School of Civil Engineering is in the 33rd position of the world’s best schools by specialty. Specifically the scope of activities of the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of the School of Civil Engineering is connected to numerous research projects and studies in all scientific fields in the transport sector at national and international level (with particular emphasis on road safety and data analysis), including research on road accident data collection, processing, analysis and modelling, road safety policy, assessment of road safety measures and infrastructure safety design and management.


George Yannis geyannis@central.ntua.gr - Stergios Mavromatis stemavro@central.ntua.gr .- Alexandra Laiou alaiou@central.ntua.gr

VIAS Institute

The Institut Belge pour la Sécurité Routiére – BRSI (Belgian Road Safety Institute) established in 1986 is the main centre of knowledge and services for road safety in Belgium. BRSI works in the field of the promotion of road security leading a great number of actions designed to influence road safety in a positive way. The scope of the Organization is connected with a multi-casual approach in which individuals, technology and infrastructure occupy a central position. The activities of BRSI are connected with the three factors that determine road safety: the road user, the vehicle and the road (traffic environment). BRSI’s main objective is to contribute to the reduction of the number of road casualties by playing a leading role within the society and being a reference in the field of road safety.



Jean-François Gaillet – jean-françois.gaillet@ibsr.be Ludo Kluppels – ludo.kluppels@bivv.be

International Road Federation

The International Road Federation (IRF) established in 1948, is a membership-based organization, representing leading corporate and institutional players drawn from the road and mobility sectors worldwide. It works in the field of well-planned, safe, accessible and environmentally sound road networks. The scope of IRF’s activities includes both private and public sectors of the road and transport industry. The main objectives are to promote the development of roads and road networks that enable access and sustainable mobility for all the assistance for the countries in progressing towards better, safer and smarter road systems. Furthermore is relevant the development and delivering of excellent knowledge resources, advocacy services, and continuing education programs, which together offer a global marketplace for best practices and industry solutions.


Susanna ZAMMATARO szammataro@irfnet.ch

Institut français des sciences et technologies des transports

The Instutut français des sciences et technologies des transports – IFSTTAR (French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks) established on January 1st 2011, is a Public Institution of a Scientific and Technical Nature, under the joint supervision of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and the Sea and the ministry of higher education and research. IFSTTAR conducts applied research and expert appraisals in the fields of civil engineering and building materials, urban engineering, natural hazards, mobility of people and goods, components & systems and transport safety. It has a staff of more than 1000 employees with 100 defended PhDs. The scope of IFSTTAR’s activity comprises the use and the impact of infrastructures analyzed from various angles: technology, economy, society, health, energy and human. One of its most relevant objective is to carry out fundamental and applied research, perform methodological studies and develop tests and prototypes.


Virginie Etienne virginie.etienne@ifsttar.fr - Dominique Mignot (dominique.mignot@ifsttar.fr) - Laurent Carnis (laurent.carnis@ifsttar.fr)

Loughborough University

The Loughborough University’s Design School brings together a number of areas of design through its undergraduate and postgraduate courses, research and enterprise activities. Within the School, the Transport Safety Research Group strives to improve the safety of transport users through research expertise in human factors, engineering, psychology, health sciences, education and social science. The Group comprises of around 20 academic/research staff and PhD students most of whom are conducting applied research across a wide range of transport safety areas including evidence-based policy-making tools, accident causation research, safer infrastructures, advanced vehicle and road-based safety systems and the impact of road user behavior on safety and mobility. The main objective of the Group is to understand real-world aspects of the transport-users and how this may affects transport safety and intelligent mobility.  The Group has received several international awards for its research including the 2013 Prince Michael of Kent International Road Safety Award and the 2007 Queens Anniversary Prize.


Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil

The Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil – LNEC (National Laboratory for Civil Engineering) established in 1946, is a public research institution, devoted to science and technology. LNEC works in all the main fields of civil engineering and related scientific areas, giving it a unique multidisciplinary perspective. It has a staff of about 450 members and 100 research fellows, 30% with a PhD or equivalent academic degree. The scope of LNEC’s activity includes public works, infrastructures, housing and urban planning, hydraulics and water resources, transportation, environment, construction materials and other products. Its main objectives are safety and quality of the works, protection and rehabilitation of the natural and built patrimony, technological innovation in the building sector.

For more information see at http://www.lnec.pt/pt/


João Lourenço Cardoso jpcardoso@lnec.pt - Sandra Vieira Gomes sandravieira@lnec.pt - Carlos Roque croque@lnec.pt

Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Verkeersveiligheid

In 1962, the Institute for Road Safety Research was founded by the Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB, the Dutch Association of Insurers, RAI Association and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (then called the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management). Knowledge obtained by scientific research was expected to help reduce the enormous number of road deaths, annually about 2000. In the 1990s, SWOV was at the basis of a road safety vision that was to prevent crashes and - in case a crash should happen -  to limit the severity of the outcome: the Sustainable Safety vision. Within SWOV about fifty experts work together in multi-disciplinary teams to fulfil our mission: prevent crashes, reduce injuries, save lives!


Govert Schermers govert.schermers@swov.nl

Henk Stipdonk henk.stipdonk@swov.nl 

Solidarité Internationale sur les Transports et la Recherche en Afrique Sub-Saharienne

The Solidarité Internationale sur les Transports et la Recherche en Afrique Sub-Saharienne (SITRASS) established in 1996, is an African research network specifically dedicated to sub-Saharan francophone countries. This network has participated since the mid- 80s to different studies and researches of World Bank: trucking costs in sub- Saharan Africa transport chain of goods and competitiveness of African products, road safety policies, policies urban transport in Sub- Saharan Africa, non-motorized transport in African cities, development of urban transport organizing authorities, profitability and financing of urban transport in Africa, public-private partnership, urban mobility and poverty, preservation of road infrastructures. The strength of SITRASS lies in particular in the development of local skills and expertise in the different African countries. Its main objective is to promote the establishment and the implementation of African research teams in Transport Economics and Road Safety.


Amakoé Adoléhoumé : amakoe.adolehoume@ifsttar.fr

Sylvain Lassarre : sylvain.lassarre@ifsttar.fr

Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea

The Agency for the Promotion of the European Research – APRE is a non-profit research organization, created upon the joint initiative of the Italian Ministry of Research and European Commission in 1989, and grouping together more than 100 members, including both public and private research centers, industries, industrial associations, chambers of commerce, science parks and more than 50 universities . The main objective of APRE is to promote the participation in national and European RTD programs.

APRE’s most relevant capabilities encompass: a strong experience in the Executive Management as project coordinator or WP leader in management of medium-size and large-size projects, progress monitoring and reporting to the European Commission, a significant aptitude in dissemination activities and an extensive knowledge of the International Cooperation area (for instance as coordinator or partner of projects funded under the FP7 INCO programme).


Miriam De Angelis mdeangelis@apre.it

Chalmers University of Technology

The Chalmers University of Technology is a foundation university established in 1829. The University works in the field of research and education especially thanks to the presence of several research Centres. Specifically SAFER Centre works as a vehicle and traffic safety Centre at Chalmers and it conducts collaborative, interdisciplinary research and innovation to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries in traffic. It is a joint research unit of 34 partners from the academy, society and the industry. The partners of SAFER include industrial partners like Autoliv, Volvo Car Corporation and the Volvo Group, public sector partners like the Swedish Transport Administration and academic partners like University of Gothenburg, KTH, SP and TOI. SAFER Centre’s aim is to contribute to the elimination of fatalities and severe injuries by performing collaborative research to find new solutions and improved systems for increased traffic safety.


Prof. Jac Wismans Jac.wismans@chalmers.se.

Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Travaux Publics

The Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Travaux Publics – ENSTP established in 1982, is a Public Vocational Training Institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Public Works.

It includes a secondary school at BUEA and two Public Works Trade Centers (CMTP) in AKONOLINGA and GAROUA.

ENSTP is headed by Nkeng George Elambo as Director of this reference institution in the field of public works.


Jean François Wounba: jfwounba@gmail.com

Handicap International

The Handicap International - HI established in 1982, is an independent charity. It works in the fields of poverty, exclusion, conflict and disaster and its activity’s scope includes the improvement of the living conditions of disabled and vulnerable people to allow them to meet their basic needs. The expertise of HI Road safety varies from capacity-building to awareness-raising, from research and data collection to first aid interventions on the side of the crashes. Today Handicap Road Safety Program works in various countries in Africa , Asia and South America. Handicap International’s main objectives are the promotion of the respect for the dignity and fundamental rights of the vulnerable populations and the creation of a world of solidarity and inclusion where everyone can live dignity.



Abidjan-Lagos Corridor is 1022 KM length and one of the most important corridor in West Africa. It connects the 5 major sea-ports in West Africa which drives 75% of the region’s economic activities. The five Heads of State of Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria created the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Organization (ALCO) on 30th April, 2002 as an Inter-governmental organization to prevent the spread of HIV including other pandemics, ensure general promotion of public health and improve free movement of persons and goods, transport facilitation along the Abidjan-Lagos corridor. ALCO has physical presence and offices at the 8 borders from Lagos to Abidjan with 30 multidisciplinary and multinational staff members and 80 stationed across the 8 borders. ALCO has a vision of “a development Corridor driven by healthy population, fully enjoying their rights and moving freely and safely with their goods”. One of the key intervention areas in its program is road safety.

Initiatives Conseil International

The Initiatives Conseil International Santè – ICI Santè established in 2012, is a specialized public health office affiliated to ICI (Initiatives Counseil International). ICI- Santé has a pool of available local and international experts and the majority are nationals of African countries. The experts are carefully selected according to the needs of the partner. It operates mainly in West Africa, but also in other regions of sub-Saharan Africa. In all the countries where ICI-Santé has already intervened, ICI-Santé has been able to establish successful professional partnership with local actors such as governmental organizations, private organizations, non-governmental organizations and associations. These strong partnerships are one of the keys of the success of ICI-Santé in the missions it has led. The scope of activities includes public health, social development, monitoring and evaluation, formulation and management of projects, advisory support in financial management and human resources management in the field of health and finally logistical organization and moderation of specialized workshops.

International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee

The International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee – CITA is the international association of public and private sector organisations actively practicing compulsory inspection of in-service motor vehicles and their trailers, or with responsibility for authorising and supervising inspection organisations. CITA works in the field of road safety and protection of the environment. The scope of its activities includes enabling its members to play an influential role in the development and implementation of policies for safe and sustainable road usage. CITA’s main objective is to provide the forums to create, assess and promote best practice, ensuring safe and compliant vehicles throughout their life cycle. This mission and vision will allow all members to play a leading role in shaping the future for sustainable Roadworthiness Inspection & Enforcement in all regions of the world.


Eduard Fernandez e.fernandez@citainsp.org


The Africa Transport Policy Program – SSATP established in 1987, is an international partnership of 40 African countries, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), African institutions (African Union Commission-AUC, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa-UNECA), public and private sector organizations and international development agencies, with the mission to facilitate policy development and related capacity building in Africa's transport sector. The Project Development Objective of SSATP's third development plan therefore is that African countries develop sound strategies and policies for an efficient, safe, and sustainable transport sector.

This will be achieved through both capacity building and knowledge generation and dissemination in three thematic clusters or "pillars": (a) integration, connectivity, and cohesion; (b) urban transport and mobility; (c) road safety.


Tawia Addo-Ashong: taddoashong@worldbank.org