This unique event, which takes place as part of the EU-Africa Summit week, and in the context of the EU Year of Youth, brings together key EU and African policy makers along with youth advocates for road safety on both continents to showcase the opportunities and key challenges facing young people in relation to their safety on the roads.
Road crashes are the leading cause of death among young people aged 5-29 worldwide, and the African rate of road deaths is three times that of the EU. The EU is strongly committed to tackling road safety in the EU and to contributing to addressing the challenge globally This online event will give young people the opportunity to present the challenges they face on Africa’s roads, present some practical solutions and have their voice heard on an international stage.
Adina Vălean - EU Commissioner for Transport
Jutta Urpilainen - EU Commissioner for International Partnerships
Mr Benacer Boulaajoul - Head of the Moroccan Road Safety Agency and the President of the African Road Safety Observatory
Dr. Etienne Krug - Director of the Department for Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization
Dr. Omnia el Omrani - EU Youth Sounding Board
Simon Patrick Obi - Youth Leadership Board member, Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety
Matthew Baldwin - Deputy Director-General at the European Commission - European Coordinator for Road Safety and Sustainable Mobility
Robert Lisinge - United Nations Economic Commission For Africa
Olivia Nalwadda - Youth Leadership Board member, Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety
Linda Nekesa Masibo - Local Action Winner 2021
View the event here: https://events.streamgo.live/road-safety-and-youth-in-africa/live
- road safety
- Tuesday 15 February 2022, 14:00 - 15:30 (CET)
- Live streaming available