Road safety in Africa faces numerous and complex challenges resulting in high rates of road traffic fatalities. TRANS-SAFE is a Research and Innovation Action project funded by the EU Framework Programme Horizon Europe. It aims to improve road safety in Africa through road safety solutions that are tested and validated, with a high level of scalability and replicability.
TRANS-SAFE is a consortium of highly committed partners from interdisciplinary organisations in sustainable mobility and road safety research, NGOs, implementing organisations, policy and network partners from Africa and Europe. The consortium brings a diversity of experience, expertise and collaboration in Africa as well as international development road safety research. Demonstration actions will be co-developed and implemented in living labs in Ghana, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia. The living labs will adapt, test, and validate innovative road safety solutions and facilitate peer-learning among TRANS-SAFE partners. The Wuppertal Institute will be contributing expertise in tasks such as in-depth investigations into road accidents, promotion of the Safe System approach, Safe System demonstration pilots, evaluation and assessment of the pilot demonstration projects, capacity building as well as, exploitation and dissemination. Finally, TRANS-SAFE will assist in delivering on the Joint EU-Africa Strategy (JAES) and furthering the progress of countries towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).