Congratulations to the successful candidates for the Road Safety Professionals in Africa Training and Accreditation grants
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.
By helping to build the capacity of professionals in low and lower-middle income countries to use the iRAP methodology, the Training and Accreditation grants are a tangible contribution towards supporting achievement of the Decade of Action for Road Safety goal to halve the number of road deaths and injuries by 2030, and the United Nations Global Road Safety Performance Targets. Target 3 states: “By 2030, all new roads achieve technical standards for all road users that take into account road safety, or meet a three star rating or better”; and Target 4 states: “By 2030, more than 75% of travel on existing roads is on roads that meet technical standards for all road users that take into account road safety”.
These successful grant recipients will:
- Gain access to all iRAP online courses for a period of 12 months;
- Be eligible to apply for accreditation within the first 6 months;
- For those that gain accreditation, be eligible for accreditation renewals for the following 2-year period.
The courses include content on road surveys, road attribute coding, analysis and reporting and star rating for designs. From there, successful recipients can also gain advanced knowledge on how to use the iRAP ViDA software to perform road assessment projects.
If you have any further questions, please contact our Training and Accreditation Coordinator Alessandra Francoia via email: [email protected]
Below is a list of all our successful recipients for 2021.
|Abdul Wasay Memon||Traffic/Safety Engineer||ABM Engineers Ethiopia||Ethiopia|
|Abdul-Aziz Saadallah||Junior Engineer||Divine-Geo Engineering Solution Limited||Tanzania|
|Adilson Vilinga||1. Team Leader OPRCs (WB project) 2. Assistant Road Safety Auditor (T2 road project); 3. Technical Auditor (T2 road project)||1. ASCO Zambia Limited (private local consultant); 2. NTU (private international consultant); TYPSA (private international consultant)||Zambia|
|Ahimidiwe Kiluswa||Road Engineer||Tanzania Rural and Urban Roads Agency (TARURA)||Tanzania|
|Aldair Manuel||Trainee||BDM Engenharia e Tecnologia LDA||Angola|
|Allan Walter Musinguzi||Graduate Civil Engineer||SMEC International Pty Ltd||Uganda|
|Almaz Mammo||Plan and Design Team Leader||Addis Ababa City Administration Road Traffic Management Agency||Ethiopia|
|Amanual Teshale||Traffic Management Study and Research Expert||Addis Abeba Traffic Management Agency||Ethiopia|
|Amina Dahiru||Social Safeguards||Rural Access And Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP)||Nigeria|
|Asiimwe Anita||Programs Officer||Hope for Victims of Traffic Accidents (HOVITA)||Uganda|
|Caroline Matara||Assistant Engineer||Kenya Urban Roads Authority||Kenya|
|Charity Nankunda||Assistant Lecturer||Makerere University||Uganda|
|Christine Nyakona||Independent Consultant||SHEATIF Consultant-SMC Ltd||Uganda|
|Christine Ogut||Deputy Director Safety Audits and Inspections||National Transport and Safety Authority||Kenya|
|Dawit Molla||Project Counterpart Engineer, Civil Engineer, Road and Transport Engineer||Addis Ababa City Roads Authority||Ethiopia|
|Emebet Tsegaye||Team Leader||TMA||Ethiopia|
|Ermias Belachew||Transport Infrastructure Implementation, Follow-up, and Support Directorate Director||Transport Programs Management Office and Addis Ababa City Transport Bureau||Ethiopia|
|Evans Ochola||Consulting Transportation Engineer||IMES Ltd||Kenya|
|Fesseha Fentahun Belay||Bus Rapid Transit ( BRT) Transport Development and Technic Team Head||Addis Ababa City Transport Bureau||Ethiopia|
|Fondenyuy Stephen Kome||Short term temporary||World Bank||Cameroon|
|Frances Natukunda||Electrical Engineer||Responsive Drivers Uganda||Uganda|
|Getu Tulu||Assistant Professor||Addis Ababa University||Ethiopia|
|Gilles Delore Wane Tamo||Short term temorary||World Bank||Cameroon|
|Gugulethu Hlanze||Transport Planner/ Road Safety Auditor||Zutari (Pty) Ltd||Eswatini|
|Hadelin Verjus||Road Safety Engineer||Rwanda Transport Development Agency||Rwanda|
|Hilina Seifu||Lecturer||Addis Ababa Institute of Technology||Ethiopia|
|Ibrahim Ali||Graduate Engineer||Association of Consulting Engineers of Kenya||Kenya|
|Irene Namuyiga||Civil Engineer||Kampala Capital City Authority||Uganda|
|Israel Wubishet Mekonnen||Lead Civil Engineer||Addis Ababa City Road Authority||Ethiopia|
|Jiregna Hirpa||Transport Planner||World Resource Institute||Ethiopia|
|Joab Ng'iti||Assistant Civil Engineer||ASCGL||Kenya|
|Brian Kamugisha||Transport planning Intern||ITDP||Uganda|
|Ben Kaddour EP Machta Kaouther||Lecturer||High Institute of Technological Studies||Tunisia|
|Kayode Omidiji||Safety Engineering Officer||Federal Road Safety Corps||Nigeria|
|Lilian Ogombo||CEO||Association Of Consulting Engineers of Kenya||Kenya|
|Linda Affotey-Annang||Senior Planning Manager||National Road Safety Authority||Ghana|
|Macklean Akampurira||Construction Engineer||Uganda National Roads Authority||Uganda|
|Maernet Gebretsadik||Directorate Director||Traffic Management Agency||Ethiopia|
|Margaret Jejeniwa||Co-Founder/ Head, Programs and Grant||Road Accident intervention Initiative||Nigeria|
|Margret Nakawooya Kizza||Highway Engineer||SMEC International Pty||Uganda|
|Maria Inya||Marshal Inspector II Corp Safety Engineering Office||Federal Road Safety Corps||Nigeria|
|Mershaye Wuletaw||Senior Civil Engineer||Addis Ababa City Roads Authority||Ethiopia|
|Milly Lumumba||Intern (GRSF)||World Bank||Kenya|
|Morrelle Madom De Tamo||Consultant||World Bank||Cameroon|
|Netsanet Girma||Road Traffic Engineer||Addis Ababa Road Traffic Management Agency||Ethiopia|
|Perpetual Akoto Ofori||Planning Manager||National Road Safety Authority||Ghana|
|Phillip Chele||Transport Engineer||SMEC International Pty Limited||Kenya|
|Roselyne Mawanda||Transport Engineer||SMEC International Pty Ltd||Uganda|
|Seynabou Diallo||Construction Supervisor||iamgold||Senegal|
|Steffel Ludivin Feudjio Tezong||Cameroon|
|Susan Mawele||Project Officer||Zambia Road Safety Trust||Zambia|
|Tesfaye Tassew||Civil Engineer||Addis Ababa City Roads Authority||Ethiopia|
|Ulrich Cabrel Tokam Tingang||Research Assistant / PhD Candidate in Civil Engineering (Transportation Laboratory-Pavement Engineering)||Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology / The Pan African University, Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation||Cameroon|
|Vera Iantcheva Kamergi||Ingénieur Routier||Bureau d'études CETA||Tunisia|
|Wambui Njuguna||Graduate Engineer||SMEC International Pty Ltd||Kenya|
|William Wambulwa||Civil Engineer (Transportation Division)||Tertiary Consulting Engineer Ltd.||Kenya|
|Yared Abraha||Civil Engineer||Addis Ababa City Roads Authority (AACRA)||Ethiopia|
|Yonas Wondimneh||Traffic Safety Engineering Senior Design Expert||Addis Ababa Traffic Management Agency||Ethiopia|
|Yonathan Fitsum||Traffic safety and Enforcement Engineer and Junior Highway Office Engineer||Addis Ababa Traffic Management Agency (TMA) and 2M Engineering||Ethiopia|
|Regatu Solomon||Road Safety Engineer||ITDP Africa||Ethiopia|