Influencing Government to Make Mobility Safer
Traffic is heavy and often complex on the Trans-African Corridors, which form the continent’s main international transportation network. Safety is also patchy. The NGO Safe Way Right Way (SWRW), created by Total in cooperation with the World Bank, federates players from the private sector and works closely with local authorities to bring them the knowledge and additional resources they need. SWRW is active in Uganda, Kenya and Cameroon through a variety of initiatives. These include advocating the introduction of appropriate legislation before parliament, supplying police with traffic control equipment, raising awareness among journalists so they relay messages about road safety priorities such as wearing a helmet, analyzing road risks alongside police forces and collecting data to improve road conditions.