UN Road Safety Fund
The UN Road Safety Fund,
together with UN-Habitat
is keen to host an event in the Africitiesprogramme – during the Urban Planning, Women’s or Youth Open Sessions – on championing safe and green mobility in Africa’s cities. The event would be run by the Fund’s partners (whichinclude Africities partners: UN-HABITAT, UNECA and the EC), and would include the presence of Jean Todt, the UN Special Envoy on Road Safety
Africa is the region hardest hit by road traffic fatalities and there is an urgent need for targetedinterventions focused on road safety and urban planning in African cities to disrupt this stark reality. Especially for those who walk and cycle. The 9th edition of Africities provides a unique opportunity to mobilize African leaders and communities to achieve safe and green mobility, given our shared aims of improving people’s lives in line with the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.
The event will build on recent UN Road Safety Fund sessions on investing in a better future for Africa through safe and sustainable transport solutions, looking at the role of women
and young people
. The Fund is renewing its focus with its second phase on safe and green urban planning in line with the Global Plan of Action
for road safety 2021-2030. This is the case with the recent project
that will featurereclaiming the streets for African pedestrians and cyclists in Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Mozambique and Rwanda. The session will also act as a platform for the dissemination of the “Walking and Cycling in Africa” report, co-developed by UN-Habitat, UNEP, and the Walk21 Foundation.
→ “Reclaiming the streets for African pedestrians and cyclists.” Project Highlights
→ “Making an impact: safer roads, improved lives.” UN Road Safety Fund Report 2021
→ “Walking and Cycling in Africa – Evidence and good practice to inspire action.” Report