The First African Road Safety Forum will be held in November 2018, in Marrakesh, Morocco. The forum is being organized by the Moroccan National Committee for Prevention of Road Accidents, which also hosted the Alliance’s Fourth Global Meeting in 2015.
The African region has the highest risk of road death for vulnerable users who are the least protected, especially pedestrians and cyclists (43% of road victims, compared to 26% worldwide).
The conference recognizes that Africa presents enormous possibilities to improve road safety, save more lives, and maximize potential for economic development. This forum is intended to be a platform for exchanging expertise and good practices in the region by capitalizing on the socioeconomic and cultural similarities between African countries and the achievements of African governments, NGOs, and corporations in road safety to date. It will also see the launch of the African Road Safety Observatory, announced earlier this year.
The objectives of the conference are to:
The Alliance is one of the main partners for the meeting and has been invited to play a key part in the planning.
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