Ramadhani Msangi undertaking iRAP accreditation activities (Image source: R Msangi)

Sixteen new iRAP Accredited Suppliers in Tanzania position TanRAP well to eliminate high-risk roads in the country and support of activities of the 3-year Ten Step Project currently underway.

The Ten Step Project is building important road safety capacity having trained 539 people since its commencement in 2021.

A number of these are working towards achieving iRAP Accreditation to deliver iRAP Coding, Survey, and Analysis and Reporting specification services to the globally consistent standard, aligned to UN Targets 3 and 4 and the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030.

Sixteen engineers and road safety advocates from Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS), Tanzania Rural and Urban Road Agency (TARURA), Road Safety Ambassadors Tanzania, Tanzania Road Association (TARA), SMEC International, APEX Engineering, Afrisa Consulting, UWP Consulting, G-PES Ltd, and Ministry of Works and Transport (MoWT) have achieved Accreditation so far. A further three are in progress.

On achieving iRAP Accreditation, Ramadhani Msangi said, “I feel privileged to be part of the first group of people in Tanzania with iRAP knowledge to make our roads safer.”

Ramadhani is a journalist and road safety ambassador, highlighting the appeal of iRAP accreditation to not just engineers but also a broader pool of advocates seeking verified evidence-based knowledge to transform road safety.

AfricaRAP Lead Racheal Nganwa said, “I am very proud of Tanzania’s growing supplier family. The group has worked very hard and with such enthusiasm to undertake the training and assignments to achieve Accreditation. The commitment and passion of this group, and all Ten Step Project Partners, to save lives and serious injuries in Tanzania is inspiring.”

The Ten Step Tanzania Project, jointly funded by the United Nations Road Safety Fund (UNRSF), the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (UKAid) and the Global Road Safety Facility of the World Bank (GRSF) brings together the Government of Tanzania through the Ministry of Works and Transport, TANROADS and TARURA, as well as the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), International Road Federation (IRF), World Road Association (PIARC), iRAP, TARA, National Institute of Transport (NIT), Road Safety Ambassadors Tanzania, research institutions, NGOs and industry stakeholders. It aims to eliminate high-risk roads in Tanzania and is the first application of the Ten Step Approach in the world.

In addition to the capacity building activities of the Ten Step Project, three Tanzanian engineers were beneficiaries of iRAP’s 2021 Low- and Middle-Income Countries of Africa Grant and Women in Engineering Grant Schemes to undertake training in the iRAP Methodology last year.

234 Suppliers from 44 countries are now iRAP Accredited. To see the list, and for more information on iRAP Accreditation, visit https://irap.org/accreditation/

For more information on iRAP training, visit https://irap.org/training/

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