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SaferAfrica Newsletter n. 3 - July 2018

SaferAfrica Newsletter issue aims to disseminate project updates as well as news and comments on road safety management. It is developed and compiled with contributions from the SaferAfrica Consortium Partners and relevant stakeholders.

In this Issue: The African Road Safety Observatory was born; Implementation of the African Road Safety Action Plan: SaferAfrica Recommendations; How can an African Road Safety Observatory help to improve road safety in Africa? 

SaferAfrica Newsletter n. 2 - January 2018

SaferAfrica Newsletter issue aims to disseminate project updates as well as news and comments on road safety management. It is developed and compiled with contributions from the SaferAfrica Consortium Partners and relevant stakeholders.
In this issue: Road Safety Data Capturing and Management Challenges in Africa: SaferAfrica Recommendations; Stories from Cameroon and South Africa; Safety Cube Decision Support System; Road Safety in new H2020 Work Programme and more.

SaferAfrica Newsletter n.1 - July 2017

SaferAfrica Newsletter issue aims to disseminate project updates as well as news and comments on road safety management. It is developed and compiled with contributions from the SaferAfrica Consortium Partners and relevant stakeholders.
In this issue: New Network of Regional Road Safety Observatories by World Bank, OECD and FIA; Towards the Pan-African Road Safety Knowledge and Data Centre; Data-driven road safety under construction in Cameroon and more.

 

SaferAfrica Press Release: The African Road Safety Observatory now on line.

With more than hundred high-profile African stakeholders already engaged, covering the totality of African countries and the commitment of thirteen representatives from prominent international organizations, the African Road Safety Observatory is now online at africanroadsafetyobservatory.org 

[SaferAfrica D2.1] Platform Statute

This deliverable is part of WP2 – Dialogue Platform of SaferAfrica. The Deliverable deals primarily with activities outlined in Task 2.1, more specifically the guidelines describing the responsibilities of the actors involved in the Dialogue Platform, the actions expected from each of them and the mechanisms of their cooperation with the objective to develop a stable institutional body.

[SaferAfrica D2.2] Activities Report 1

Platform activities are organized by the Secretary of SaferAfrica project, that is responsible of managing all the activities of the two main groups of the Dialogue Platform: the Management Board (MB) and the Stakeholders group (SG). The deliverable focuses on the MB activities.

[SaferAfrica D2.6] Network Expansion Report 1

This deliverable reports on the expansion of the SaferAfrica Dialogue Platform and describes the activities conducted, the new members and their contributions. It refers to the first 18 months of the project, from October 2016 to April 2018.

[SaferAfrica D3.1] Assesment of the Action Plan and of regional instruments

The objective of Task 3.1 on which is based this deliverable is the Assessment of the implementation of the Action Plan and of regional instruments. The analysis has been realized at different spatial levels, country, corridor and continental levels.

[SaferAfrica D4.1] Survey Results: Road Safety Data, Data Collection Systems and Definitions

The objective of the present report is to outline the results of relevant surveys undertaken within the SaferAfrica project as well as existing road safety analysis documents in order to assess the current situation of Africa in terms of road safety data, data collection systems and definitions.

[SaferAfrica D4.2] Recommendations for a common data collection system and definitions

The objective of the present deliverable is to provide recommendations and guidelines for a minimum set of harmonised data collection procedures and standard definitions that could be applied in the short- to medium term to improve African data collection systems.

[SaferAfrica D5.1] Inception Report - Cameroon

This Inception Report serves as a primary input to facilitate discussions between the teams conducting road safety management capacity reviews on behalf of the SaferAfrica project and senior officials in Cameroon dealing with road transport matters in general and road safety in particular.

[SaferAfrica D5.2] Inception Report - South Africa

This Inception Report serves as a primary input to facilitate discussions between the road safety management capacity review team on behalf of the SaferAfrica project and senior officials in South Africa dealing with road transport matters in general and road safety in particular.

[SaferAfrica D5.3] Rapport Initial Tunisie

That report provides a comprehensive study for the road safety situation in Tunisia. It is the outcome of large-scale bibliographic investigation and rests upon the first outputs of an ongoing academic work undertaken in management science at Sfax University. 

[SaferAfrica D5.4] Inception report – Kenya

This Inception Report serves as a primary input to facilitate discussions between the road safety management capacity review team on behalf of the SaferAfrica project and senior officials in Kenya dealing with road transport matters in general and road safety in particular.

[SaferAfrica D5.5] Summary Report Comparison in Selected African Union Countries

This summary report is one of the key activities of the task 5.1 of the WP5. It was written starting from
the analysis of the Inception Reports (IRs) of the 5 selected African countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Kenya, South Africa and Tunisia. The main aim is to provide a first overview of relevant road safety and traffic management issues which are common to the whole continent. 

[SaferAfrica D5.6] Capacity Review – Tunisia

This road safety and traffic management Capacity Review (RSMCR) is based on international methodologies. It was carried out in Tunisia in 2017-2018. It is the outcome of broad investigation of
the road safety situation in Tunisia, including interviews and discussions with top key stakeholders.

[SaferAfrica D5.7] Capacity Review Report - Cameroon

This Road Safety Management Capacity Review serves as a vital first step in the process of Cameroon taking the necessary actions to tailor world report recommendation to its unique circumstances. The report provides a general background of the SaferAfrica project, gives some details regarding the work package dealing with Road Safety Management Capacity Reviews (RSMCR, WP5), provides an initial assessment of the road safety situation in Cameroon and finally provides an outline and planning for executing the RSMCR in four African countries. 

[SaferAfrica D5.8] Capacity Review - Burkina Faso

This road safety and traffic management Capacity Review (RSMCR) is based on international methodologies. It was carried out in Burkina Faso in March 2018. It is the outcome of broad investigation of the road safety situation in Burkina Faso, including interviews and exchange with top key stakeholders.

[SaferAfrica D5.9] Road Safety Management Capacity Review - Kenya

This report deals with the RSMCR (road safety management capacity reviews) conducted in Kenya in February 2018. The focus of the review is on how road safety is managed in Kenya rather than a detailed analysis of each of the underlying problems themselves. This RSMCRis the result of interactions between the review team and primary stakeholders in transport generally, and road safety particularly, and taking into account studies, research and data related to the development of road safety in Kenya.

[SaferAfrica D6.1] Road Safety Curriculum for Africa

The specific aims of WP6 was to identify training needs and to develop capacity building programs on road safety in African countries. This deliverable will formulate the major issues for developing a curriculum for road safety experts in Africa.

[SaferAfrica D8.8] SaferAfrica Workshop “Fostering Cooperation between Africa and Europe on Road Safety Observatories” at 6th IRTAD Conference, 11 October 2017 - Marrakech

On 11 October 2017, in Marrakech within the 6th IRTAD Conference “Better Road Safety Data for Better Safety Outcomes” SaferAfrica Workshop 1 was held, titled: “Fostering Cooperation between
Africa and Europe on Road Safety Observatories”.
The Workshop was primarily aimed at enabling discussion among major SaferAfrica stakeholders, with a specific focus on International organizations on the topic of traffic accident data and the newly born African Road Safety Observatory. 

FIA: Policy Position on the General Safety Regulation

FIA Region I urges the European Union to support ambitious safety targets in its policies. High vehicle safety standards place European motor vehicles amongst the safest in the world. These standards promote research and development, thus contributing to the long-term competitiveness of the European automotive industry. 

ITF - Road Safety Annual Report 2018

The International Road Traffic and Accident Database (IRTAD) of the International Transport Forum (ITF/OECD) recently published the summary version of the Annual Report 2018, which provides an overview of road safety performance for 32 countries. The Report also includes data about African regions. 

MyLac Project: My Live after the Crash

MyLAC is a project jointly conducted by the Vias Institute and FEVR (Federation Europeenne des Victimes de la Route) with the aim to better understand the range of consequences of road crashes for injured #RoadVictims. 

ITF – Speed and Crash Risk, 2018

The International Road Traffic and Accident Group (IRTAD) of the International Transport Forum (ITF/OECD) recently published a new Report “Speed and Crash Risk”, with the relevant contribution of NTUA.

The Report is aimed to analyze eleven cases from ten countries that have recently changed speed limits or introduced a large-scale automatic speed control.

ETSC – EU Funds for Road Safety in the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has recently published a Position Paper titled "EU Funds for Road Safety in the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027". The paper contains a series of recommendations for funding for road safety initiatives within the next long-term EU budget, known as the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).

SaferAfrica mentioned within the EU Guide "Safer Roads for All"

On 20 February 2018, the European Commission has published the “Safer roads for all: the EU good practices Guide”. The guide has been realized by the DG Mobility and Transport and it represents an attempt to review all the European activities in the field of road safety. Furthermore, the Guide quotes SaferAfrica as one of the most important EU-funded projects in the field of Road Safety. 

 

Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, No. 87 "Transport and Sustainable Development Goals"

The Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific is a peer-reviewed journal published once a year by the Transport Division (TD) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The current issue focuses on the theme of “Transport and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. 

Road Safety Annual Report 2017

IRTAD (International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group) has realized the Road Safety Annual Report 2017 aimed to provide an overview of road safety performance for 2015 in 40 countries, adding also some preliminary data of 2016 and detailed reports for each involved country. Furthermore, the Report includes cross country comparisons using key safety indicators.

These indicators include detailed analysis by road user, age group and type of road. Indeed the Report describes the crash data collection process in IRTAD countries, the road safety strategies and targets in place, and information on recent trends in speeding, drink-driving and other aspects of road user behavior.

United Nations Secretary General Report "Improving global road safety” - August 2017

On the 24th August 2017 in New York, the Secretary General of the United Nations presented to the General Assembly the Report on road safety: “Improving global road safety”.The SaferAfrica Project is mentioned within the “Road Safety Management” section of the Report.

African Road Safety Observatory's related Card.

African Road Safety Observatory's related Card for dissemination purposes.