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
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.