Congratulations to the successful candidates for the Road Safety Professionals in Africa Training and Accreditation grants

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.

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.

We would like to thank all 202 applicants for their interest. The number of applications received demonstrates that there are more people in the road safety community ready and willing to work on road safety assessment and we look forward to supporting their growth in our #RAPCommunity. We are very grateful for the extraordinary support of the FIA Foundation to make these opportunities possible. We would also like to thank YOURS – Youth for Road Safety and the Global Alliance of NGO’s for Road Safety for their support in promoting these grants to their communities.

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.

Job TitleOrganisationCountry
Abdul Wasay MemonTraffic/Safety EngineerABM Engineers EthiopiaEthiopia
Abdul-Aziz SaadallahJunior EngineerDivine-Geo Engineering Solution LimitedTanzania
Adilson Vilinga1. 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 EngineerTanzania Rural and Urban Roads Agency (TARURA)Tanzania
Aldair ManuelTraineeBDM Engenharia e Tecnologia LDAAngola
Allan Walter MusinguziGraduate Civil EngineerSMEC International Pty LtdUganda
Almaz MammoPlan and Design Team LeaderAddis Ababa City Administration Road Traffic Management AgencyEthiopia
Amanual TeshaleTraffic Management Study and Research ExpertAddis Abeba Traffic Management AgencyEthiopia
Amina DahiruSocial SafeguardsRural Access And Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP)Nigeria
Asiimwe AnitaPrograms OfficerHope for Victims of Traffic Accidents (HOVITA)Uganda
Caroline MataraAssistant EngineerKenya Urban Roads AuthorityKenya
Charity NankundaAssistant LecturerMakerere UniversityUganda
Christine NyakonaIndependent ConsultantSHEATIF Consultant-SMC LtdUganda
Christine OgutDeputy Director Safety Audits and InspectionsNational Transport and Safety AuthorityKenya
Dawit MollaProject Counterpart Engineer, Civil Engineer, Road and Transport EngineerAddis Ababa City Roads AuthorityEthiopia
Emebet TsegayeTeam LeaderTMAEthiopia
Ermias BelachewTransport Infrastructure Implementation, Follow-up, and Support Directorate DirectorTransport Programs Management Office and Addis Ababa City Transport BureauEthiopia
Evans OcholaConsulting Transportation EngineerIMES LtdKenya
Fesseha Fentahun BelayBus Rapid Transit ( BRT) Transport Development and Technic Team HeadAddis Ababa City Transport BureauEthiopia
Fondenyuy Stephen KomeShort term temporaryWorld BankCameroon
Frances NatukundaElectrical EngineerResponsive Drivers UgandaUganda
Getu TuluAssistant ProfessorAddis Ababa UniversityEthiopia
Gilles Delore Wane TamoShort term temoraryWorld BankCameroon
Gugulethu HlanzeTransport Planner/ Road Safety AuditorZutari (Pty) LtdEswatini
Hadelin VerjusRoad Safety EngineerRwanda Transport Development AgencyRwanda
Hilina SeifuLecturerAddis Ababa Institute of TechnologyEthiopia
Ibrahim AliGraduate EngineerAssociation of Consulting Engineers of KenyaKenya
Irene NamuyigaCivil EngineerKampala Capital City AuthorityUganda
Israel Wubishet MekonnenLead Civil EngineerAddis Ababa City Road AuthorityEthiopia
Jiregna HirpaTransport PlannerWorld Resource InstituteEthiopia
Joab Ng'itiAssistant Civil EngineerASCGLKenya
Brian KamugishaTransport planning InternITDPUganda
Ben Kaddour EP Machta KaoutherLecturerHigh Institute of Technological StudiesTunisia
Kayode OmidijiSafety Engineering OfficerFederal Road Safety CorpsNigeria
Lilian OgomboCEOAssociation Of Consulting Engineers of KenyaKenya
Linda Affotey-AnnangSenior Planning ManagerNational Road Safety AuthorityGhana
Macklean AkampuriraConstruction EngineerUganda National Roads AuthorityUganda
Maernet GebretsadikDirectorate DirectorTraffic Management AgencyEthiopia
Margaret JejeniwaCo-Founder/ Head, Programs and GrantRoad Accident intervention InitiativeNigeria
Margret Nakawooya KizzaHighway EngineerSMEC International PtyUganda
Maria InyaMarshal Inspector II Corp Safety Engineering OfficeFederal Road Safety CorpsNigeria
Mershaye WuletawSenior Civil EngineerAddis Ababa City Roads AuthorityEthiopia
Milly LumumbaIntern (GRSF)World BankKenya
Morrelle Madom De TamoConsultantWorld BankCameroon
Netsanet GirmaRoad Traffic EngineerAddis Ababa Road Traffic Management AgencyEthiopia
Perpetual Akoto OforiPlanning ManagerNational Road Safety AuthorityGhana
Phillip CheleTransport EngineerSMEC International Pty LimitedKenya
Roselyne MawandaTransport EngineerSMEC International Pty LtdUganda
Seynabou DialloConstruction SupervisoriamgoldSenegal
Steffel Ludivin Feudjio TezongCameroon
Susan MaweleProject OfficerZambia Road Safety TrustZambia
Tesfaye TassewCivil EngineerAddis Ababa City Roads AuthorityEthiopia
Ulrich Cabrel Tokam TingangResearch 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 InnovationCameroon
Vera Iantcheva KamergiIngénieur RoutierBureau d'études CETATunisia
Wambui NjugunaGraduate EngineerSMEC International Pty LtdKenya
William WambulwaCivil Engineer (Transportation Division)Tertiary Consulting Engineer Ltd.Kenya
Yared AbrahaCivil EngineerAddis Ababa City Roads Authority (AACRA)Ethiopia
Yonas WondimnehTraffic Safety Engineering Senior Design ExpertAddis Ababa Traffic Management AgencyEthiopia
Yonathan FitsumTraffic safety and Enforcement Engineer and Junior Highway Office EngineerAddis Ababa Traffic Management Agency (TMA) and 2M EngineeringEthiopia
Regatu SolomonRoad Safety EngineerITDP AfricaEthiopia
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