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Road Safety and Youth in Africa

The European Commission, together with the African Union Commission and Youth for Road Safety (YOURS) is holding a joint virtual event on 15 February 2022 at 14:00 CET.

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.

Speakers include:

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:

  • road safety
  • Tuesday 15 February 2022, 14:00 - 15:30 (CET)
  • Live streaming available

Practical information

Tuesday 15 February 2022, 14:00 - 15:30 (CET)