Why the Africa Chapter

The Africa region’s economy is growing faster than any other continent’s. Regrettably, this success brings some serious and painful consequences: Africa has 2% of the world’s cars but 16% of the world’s road deaths, and more than 300,000 people lose their lives in road traffic crashes in the region every year, while thousands more are injured.

NGOs are at the forefront of efforts in Africa to save lives on the roads—working with communities and government, leading projects and campaigns, and advocating for road safety policies.

The need to grow the NGO movement in Africa is urgent: to raise their collective voice about the problem, advocate for sustainable solutions, and strengthen their capacity to deliver evidence-based programs, road safety management, financing, and research.

With 89 NGOs across 31 countries in Africa, the Alliance equips, mobilizes, and connects NGOs. The Africa Chapter enables us to step up action in the continent.