1st African Road Safety Forum to held in Morocco

1st African Road Safety Forum to held in Morocco
By Road Safety Hub Reporter
A forum to discuss road safety issues in Africa will be held in Morocco from November 13-15, 2018.
The forum, which is the first of its kind to be held in the continent, will bring together government institutions and organizations, experts, economic actors, public and private companies, NGOs from the African continent working for road safety.
According to the organizers, the event aims at creating an African framework for reflection of road safety in Africa, promote sharing of experiences and good practices on road safety in the African continent and also promote cooperation between countries in the field of road safety.
“The strategic and institutional management of road safety, the financing of strategies, the steering of strategies, the integration of new technologies, capacity building, the integration of road safety in the management of companies, studies and research as well as that openness to the components of non-governmental organizations (civil society) are the main axes that will be discussed in this forum, the first of its kind in Africa,” a statement posted on the event’s website read.
According to the World Health Organization’s 2015 Global Road Safety Situation Report, nearly 1.25 million people die every year on the roads despite progress in this area. Most of the fatalities are recorded in developing countries, including Africa.