To help improve road safety across Africa, and with the support of the FIA Foundation, iRAP is proud to announce the successful recipients of the grants to support 60 road safety professionals from low and lower-middle income countries to build their capability to use the iRAP methodology.
We are incredibly proud to announce that we have chosen 60 successful recipients, out of a total of 202 applications received . We received applications from 24 countries across Africa, with the successful recipients from Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, Eswantini, Rwanda, Tunisia, Ghana and Senegal.
Applicants were from Road Safety NGO’s, Universities and Government Agencies from both a national and local levels, and represented a varied level of experience – from recently graduated engineers, through to experienced engineers and high academic level professors.
Some of the highlights nominated by the successful recipients on how they intend to use use their knowledge include:
- Save lives through change in the Road Safety engineer sector.
- Advocate to include iRAP methodology in the national plan.
- Teach iRAP methodology to their engineering students.
- Improve data collection and road assessments.
- Advocate to improve roads to meet a 3-star or better standard.
- Improve the design of roads they assess.
- Identify problematic areas and improve road safety.
- Build capacity of other stakeholders.
- Check and assess their road designs with ViDA and SR4D tools.