Africa’s post-2020 Strategic Directions for Road Safety articulated under the leadership of ECA, and the African Union Commission (AUC) is a useful tool for road safety management in countries on the continent, including Cameroon. In that regard, one of the measures proposed in the African Road Safety Action Plan for 2021-2030 derived from the Strategic Directions is to strengthen the capacity of Road Safety stakeholders at the national and regional levels. To that end, Member States are recommended to introduce road safety modules in schools and universities; and establish Regional Centers of Excellence for road safety.
In this context, the Ministry of Transport of Cameroon has solicited the support of ECA to establish a Road Safety programme at the University of Bamenda in the country. The programme will be delivered in the Higher Institute of Transport and Logistics of the University of Bamenda. ECA’s support will be in the form of advisory services and technical support in developing the programme. To that end, the services of a consultant is required to support the team in the Energy, Infrastructure and Services Section (EISS) of ECA that is developing the programme.
The overall objective of this assignment is to build the capacity of African countries in road safety management – planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
The specific objectives are to:
- Provide advisory services and technical support to the University of Bamenda in developing a road safety programme. This would entail developing a short course and proposing possible approaches for a diploma and master’s level programme;
- Training of personnel who will deliver the road safety programme (Training of trainers);
- Align African Road Safety Action Plan (2021-2030) with the Global Action Plan (2021-2030);
- (iv) undertake a baseline survey for the African Road Safety Action Plan 2021-2030.