Don't wait for accidents to happen

AfroSAFE Academy

Knowledge-based traffic safety management for African countries

12–14 June 2024

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Local organizers: Jaqueline Masaki, Alex P. Lubida, Siya Rimoy

The conference is organized in close co-operation with the Department of Transportation and Geotechnical Engineering, University of Dar es-Salaam.

Social media

The hashtags #afrosafe and #afrosafe2024daressalaam were used in communication related to the conference.


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Registration is now closed. For any last-minute inquires, please, contact the local organizers directly.

If you have not completed your payments, please, do it as soon as possible.

General information

The registration fees depend on the country that you represent.

The course fee covers participation of one person, access to the course materials, two coffee-breaks and a lunch.

The conference fee covers participation of one person, conference materials, coffee breaks and lunches, one entrance to the Welcome reception (Wednesday), and one seat at the Conference dinner (Thursday).

You registration is considered complete only after all the fees have been paid. Cancellation and reimbursement is not possible.

Some prices are provided in Tanzanian Shillings (TZS). Conversion rates can be found here.

Early Bird fees

The Early Bird fees expire on 12 May 2024.

After that, all prices will increase by 50%.

C & D
Researcher's course
USD 240
USD 100
USD 60
TZS 150 000
USD 400
USD 160
USD 110
TZS 270 000

Full fees

Full fees apply during 12–31 May 2024.

Starting from 1 June 2024, new registrations are no longer possible.

C & D
Researcher's course
USD 360
USD 150
USD 90
TZS 225 000
USD 600
USD 240
USD 165
TZS 405 000

Country categories

AfroSAFE Academy relies on World Bank’s country classification by income. The country categories below are given as an indication, the most recent classification must be checked on the World Bank web page for the current year.

Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Chile, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Hong Kong SAR (China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao SAR (China), Malta, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin (French part), Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan (China), Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Albania, American Samoa, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Ecuador, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, North Macedonia, Palau, Paraguay, Peru, Russian Federation, Serbia, South Africa, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Türkiye, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu

Angola, Algeria, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo (Rep.), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt (Arab Rep.), El Salvador,  Eswatini, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Rep.), Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao (PDR), Lebanon, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia (Fed. Sts.), Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar,  Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Dem. Rep), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Korea (Dem. People’s Rep.), Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Togo, Uganda, Yemen (Rep.), Zambia

Accompanying persons

Tickets for an accompanying person(s) for the Welcome reception and the Conference dinner can be purchased at additional costs of USD 16 (TZS 40 000) and USD 32 (TZS 80 000) respectively. The accompanying persons may also join the social events (see the separate pricing above).

Please, write clearly how many people will join you at which activities in ‘Other comments to organizers’.

Social event

On Saturday, 15 June 2024, conference participants are invited to join the tour to Bagamoyo (see details in the Programme).

The cost is USD 50 (TZS 70 000). The price is calculated ‘per head’ regardless if it is a conference participant or an accompanying person (e.g. family members).

Special dietary requirements

Please be aware that the food served may contain or come into contact with common allergens, such as dairy, eggs, wheat, soybeans, tree nuts, peanuts, fish or shellfish.

There will be vegetarian alternatives served.

Invitation letters

In case you need an invitation letter (for your visa application or to get a travel permission from your employer), please contact the local organizers at

Registration form

The registration will open after 20 March 2024.

Please, use the registration form (opens in a new window) to indicate which activities related to the conference you plan to join.

Note that your registration is complete only after all the fees have been paid and received by the organizers.


Payments are made by a bank transfer to the accounts indicated below. Indicate the delegate’s name in the bank transfers to facilitate the process.

Please send your proof of payment to

International delegates (outside Tanzania)

International delegates pay the fees to the following account:

Receiver: University of Dar es Salaam
P.O. Box 35131
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Bank Name: CRDB Bank PLC
Bank Address: 10138 DSM
Account Number: 0250692615800
Swift Code: CORUTZTZ
Currency: USD

Local delegates (within Tanzania)

Tanzanian delegates pay the fees to the following account:

Bank Name: CRDB Bank PLC
Bank Branch: Azikiwe
Account Name: Jacqueline E. Masaki
Account Number: 01J2024305100
Swift Code: CORUTZT10TD
Currency: TZS


12 June 2024

AfroSAFE traffic safety course

‘Institutional framework—why is it so difficult to introduce changes in traffic safety?’
‘Safe System and traffic safety management’

Aliaksei Laureshyn is Associate Professor in traffic safety at Lund University, Sweden. His primary research interests deal with theory and practical use of pro-active methods in road safety analysis. Other research interests include emerging technologies for data collection in traffic, policy and practice in road safety work, particularly in the view of Vision Zero/Safe System paradigm.

‘Road safety data analytics and decision making’

Kofi Adanu is an assistant research professor at the University of Alabama, USA. He has an extensive experience in traffic safety data analytics. He employs various statistical and econometric modelling techniques to identify patterns and associations in crash data, leading to identification of contributing factors and development of robust countermeasures. His research also includes Intelligent Transportation Systems, sustainable transportation, and equity issues in transport.

‘Designing traffic system for humans’

Jaqueline Masaki is a distinguished transportation engineer and lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, holding degrees from prestigious universities in Tanzania and the USA. Her work focuses on improving traffic safety and integrating technology in transportation systems. She has earned numerous awards, including the ‘Emerging Professional of the Year’ from Women in Transportation (USA).

‘Promoting safe behaviour through education, campaigns, enforcement’

Sonja Forward is a psychologist and a research leader at the Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) focusing on traffic safety and sustainable transport. Her research covers many areas but mainly psychological factors predicting behaviour and how unwanted behaviour can be changed, using education or campaigns. The methods used are both quantitative and qualitative.

‘Safe infrastructure’

Thobias Sando is a Professor at the University of North Florida, USA. He teaches and conducts research in the area of transportation engineering. His interests include evaluating emerging technologies in transportation, economic appraisal of intelligent transportation systems, connected and autonomous vehicles, transit safety analysis, intermodal facility design, multi-modal operational analysis, and sustainability.

‘Safe vehicles’

Tejas Chandran is a research engineer at Autoliv Global Research based in Vårgårda, Sweden. An engineer by education, he works as a project leader for Autoliv Global Governmental Affairs function and as a researcher within Human Factors at Autoliv Research. His focus areas include road safety in low- and middle-income countries, safety culture, and road safety footprint.

Closing discussion

Aslak Fyhri is an Environmental Psychologist and heads the Behaviour and Transport group at the Institute of Transport Economics (TØI) in Norway. His research interest lies with the promotion of sustainable behavior with a particular focus on studying the role of the vulnerable road users in an urban transport system. He has more than 25 years of experience doing applied environmental psychology research on traffic safety for vulnerable road users and mobility for all. Throughout these years, evaluations of infrastructure projects for local authorities has been at the core of his research activities.

13 June 2024

Keynote speech I. The state of road safety in Tanzania: a comparative review of trends, challenges and strategies

Chair: Siya Rimoy

David Mfinanga

David Alfred Mfinanga is Professor of Transportation Engineering in the Department of Transportation and Geotechnical Engineering, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He obtained his Master’s degree from Miyazaki University in 1995 and a PhD degree from Kyushu University in 1998, in Japan.

Professor Mfinanga has published in the areas of traffic engineering, transport planning, road safety, and public transport. In 2016, he co-authored the book Paratransit in African Cities: Operations, Regulation and Reform, published by Earthscan. Professor Mfinanga is fluent in Kiswahili, English and conversational Japanese.

Sponsor pitch I. Enhanced safety for motorcycle riders

Autoliv is the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems. Through group companies, it develops, manufactures and markets protective systems, such as airbags, seatbelts, and steering wheels, for all major automotive manufacturers in the world as well as mobility safety solutions. Autoliv challenges and redefines the standards of mobility safety to sustainably deliver leading solutions. In 2023, its products saved 35 000 lives and reduced 450 000 injuries. The company’s 70 000 employees in 25 countries are passionate about its vision of Saving More Lives.

Autoliv drives innovation, research, and development at its 14 technical centers with 20 test tracks. Autoliv is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and incorporated in the state of Delaware, US.

Welcoming Guest of Honour

Prof. William-Andey L. Anangisye
Vice Chancellor of University of Dar es Salaam

Opening Speech

Hon. Innocent Bashungwa (MP)
Ministry of Works
(Representative: Eng. Bernard Kavishe, Registrar ERB)

Session 1. Road safety management systems

Chair: Thobias Sando

Developing a simplified model for safety management system in African transport companies

Tor-Olav Nævestad
Enoch Sam
Jenny Blom
et al.

Understanding the causes and mitigations of pedestrian crashes—selection of treatments that work

Valerian Kwigizile
Ron Van Houten
Jun-Seok Oh
et al.

Session 2. Road user safety

Chair: Godlisten Msumanje

Fatigue among bus drivers in Norway and Ghana: Examining the influence of working conditions and national road safety culture

Enoch Sam
Lars Even Egner
Jenny Blom
et al.

Framework conditions, driving style, and passenger falls among bus drivers in Ghana and Norway

Jenny Blom
Lars Even Egner
Tor-Olav Nævestad
et al.

Assessing the impact of night travel policy on road traffic safety for commercial passenger buses in Tanzania

Elia Magesa
Jaqueline Masaki

Session 3. Road safety education

Chair: Honesta Msaki
What are the main gaps for road safety training in African countries?

Aslak Fyhri
Torkel Bjørnskau
Laxman Singh Bisht
et al.

School children, parents and teachers’ perception of traffic safety: A before and after study

Sonja Forward
Thomas Osman Miyoba
Daniel Mwamba
et al.

What do we teach when teaching traffic safety?

Aliaksei Laureshyn
Haneen Farah
Jaqueline Masaki
et al.

14 June 2024

Keynote speech II. How can we empower vulnerable road users?

Chair: Siya Rimoy

Sonja Forward
Swedish National Transport and Road Research Institute

Sonja Forward is a psychologist and a research leader at the Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) focusing on traffic safety and sustainable transport. Her research covers many areas but mainly psychological factors predicting behaviour and how unwanted behaviour can be changed, using education or campaigns. The methods used are both quantitative and qualitative.

Sonja Forward has been in charge of numerous projects both nationally and internationally. She has produced written materials including an extensive manual for working with campaigns. She is also lecturing on a regular basis and have presented papers at numerous conferences, mostly as an invited speaker.

Sponsor pitch II

Imatic Technologies Limited (ITL) is a private limited company based in Tanzania and focused on innovation. It provides high-quality services with cutting-edge technology to help customers succeed. The company has products such as Smart Policy—a cloud-based insurance platform that brings stakeholders of the insurance industry, such as insurance companies, insurance brokers, insurance agents, assessors, regulatory and monitoring authorities on a single platform for their various operational needs; SmartERRP Platform—a cloud-based system that covers business operations such as sales, purchases, payables, receivables, inventory and fixed assets; Smart Assist—a platform providing connectivity and delivering roadside assistance to motorists; and SmartERP POS—mobile application providing digital TRA receipts. 

Session 4. Comparative studies in road safety

Chair: Pulkeria Shauri

Comparing national road safety culture in three African and three European countries

Tor-Olav Nævestad
Sonja Forward
Enoch Sam
et al.

A comparison of road crash reporting in high-, middle-, and low-income countries: global perspectives

Jeffrey Bullard
Steven Jones
Kofi Adanu

Comparison of the reporting process and databases for road traffic accidents in Sub-Saharan African and European countries

Filbert Francis
Andras Varhelyi
Jaqueline Masaki
et al.

Session 5: Infrastructure and traffic management

Chair: Jubily Musagasa

Enhancing road safety through traffic management centre implementation: A case study of the eight-lane Kimara-Kibaha road section

Caroline Bikuba
Pauline Shirima

Enhancing urban traffic safety: A study on roundabout capacity, mobility, and safety measures in Dar-es-Salaam

Upendo Bitaliho
Jaqueline Masaki

Calibrating critical gap time and follow-up time at two-way stop-controlled intersections in Dar es Salaam

Joan J. Kitundu
Jaqueline Masaki

Session 6. Traffic incident detection and management

Chair: Emmanuel Fungo

A systematic review of risk factors associated with road traffic crashes and injuries among commercial motorcycle drivers

George Kiwango
Daudi Katopola
Filbert Francis
et al.

A proposal for traffic management center in Dar es Salaam: Stakeholder and community engagement on incident detection and management

Maria Lubida
Jaqueline Masaki

Session 7.Road safety interventions and treatments

Chair: Hannibal Bwire

Potential for implementation of Safe System principles in African countries: recommendations based on a systematic comparison of six countries

Tor-Olav Nævestad
Enoch Sam
Haneen Farah
et al.

Evidence-based interventions to improve and sustain safer roads for all users

Nathalie Chiavassa
Greg Smith
Monica Olyslagers

Lessons learned from characteristics of extraordinarily severe traffic crashes in China

Lai Zheng


Instructions for presenters

AfroSAFE Academy wants to promote questions and discussion after each oral presentation. Therefore please limit your presentation to 15 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for the discussion.

You can download the presentation template here. You may use other templates, for example created by your organization. The 16:9 aspect ratio is to be preferred.

Please, bring along your slides on a USB stick to the session. Be present ten minutes before your session starts and get in contact with the chairperson to make sure that your slides are uploaded and work well.

Instructions for chairpersons

Before conference

  • Well in advance, have a look at the abstracts of your sessions (uploaded on the conference web page under Programme).
  • Ask the presenters of your session for a short bio (two–three sentences) so that you can introduce them. Contact emails will be provided by the organizers.

Before your session

  • Be present at the podium at least ten minutes before your session starts. Make sure that all speakers are present and their slides are uploaded on the presentation computer.
  • Encourage the presenters to test the equipment—slides, pointer, microphone, etc.
  • Make sure to receive the presenters’ participation certificates from the organizers.

During the session

  • In the beginning, introduce yourself.
  • Before each talk, introduce the speaker (using the short bio) and the title of the presentation.
  • Each presenter will have 15 minutes speech time followed by 5 minutes of discussion (20 minutes in total). It is your responsibility to keep an eye on the timing. Warn the presenter 3 minutes before the end of the speech time. Be ruthless and cut off when 20 minutes are used up.
  • Be prepared to ask at least one question yourself in case of awkward silence and no questions from the audience.
  • After the presentation, thank the presenter and hand over the participation certificate.


Please note that all conference participants will need to cover their costs and make their own travel arrangements in Tanzania.

Flying to Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport (DIA) is the main international air transport hub of Tanzania. It has serves flights to/from some cities in Africa and Asia and, through connecting flights, the rest of the world.

Getting to and from airport

The trip from the airport to the hotel and back should be self-arranged. You may decide to choose among the taxi services available outside the airport, Uber, Bolt, or a hotel shuttle service.  Communicate directly with your hotel, most of them offer shuttle services (at extra charge).

Getting to and from conference venue

The conference venue is at the University of Dar es Salaam. The local organizers will arrange local transport between the hotels and the conference area in the morning and after the sessions. Any additional transportation (e.g. at irregular time) is the responsibility of the participants.


Conference participants are requested to make their own accommodation arrangements using or similar services. Recommended hotels near the conference venue include:

Practical information

Visa requirements

For visa requirements contact your local Tanzanian Embassy or visit the website of the Ministry of Home Affairs in Tanzania at

Health and Immunizations

All conference participants must observe the health guidelines as provided by Ministry of Health in Tanzania. For the most recent recommendations, visit the website of the Ministry of Health in Tanzania at

Please note that participants health is their own responsibility and must ensure that they meet all the required health checks before travel.

Malaria. It is recommended that travellers going to certain areas of Tanzania take prescription medicine to prevent malaria. Depending on the medicine you take, you will need to start taking this medicine multiple days before your trip, as well as during and after your trip. Talk to your doctor about which malaria medication you should take.

Yellow Fever. Required for travellers arriving from countries with risk for Yellow Fever virus transmission. This includes any 12-hour airport transits or layovers in countries with risk for Yellow Fever virus transmission. Participants should check the vaccines and medicines list and visit your doctor at least 2–4 weeks before their trip to get vaccines or medicines they may need.


Time. Time in Tanzania is given by a single time zone, officially denoted as East Africa Time (EAT, UTC+03:00).

Language. The languages used in Tanzania is English and Swahili.

Climate. The average temperature in Dar es Salaam in June for a typical day ranges from a high of 82°F (28°C) to a low of 74°F (23°C). Some would describe it as very warm and breezy. You can expect a few rainy days in Dar es Salaam during June, but usually the weather is comfortable.

Electric current. Tanzania uses the type G plug. Plug type G is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin. Tanzania operates on 230 V supply voltage at 50 Hz.

Currency. The Tanzanian Shilling is the official currency of Tanzania, but US dollars are also widely accepted in tourist areas. The current exchange rate is roughly USD 1 = TZS 2 540 and EUR 1 = TZS 2 760. Please, check the most recent exchange rates close to your departure date (e.g. here).

Credit cards are accepted by most hotels, shops and restaurants. Still, it is advisable to have cash on hand for taxi, markets and informal traders.

In case of emergency. Call 112 (Police) and 114 (Ambulance).


Sponsoring options

Gold Silver Bronze
€3 000
€2 000
€1 000
  • Sponsor name mentioned in conference opening and closing ceremonies
  • Logo on conference website
  • Possibility for giving pitch during conference
  • Exhibition space
  • Sponsor name mentioned in conference opening and closing ceremonies
  • Logo on conference website
  • Possibility for giving pitch during conference
  • Sponsor name mentioned in conference opening and closing ceremonies
  • Logo on conference website

We invite potential sponsors to contribute to this exciting scientific event. We offer several sponsorship levels as well as tailored solutions to meet your needs and interests.

Interested to support the conference? Get in contact with the conference organizing team.


AfroSAFE Academy Local organiser
Contact person
Haneen Farah
Jaqueline Masaki
AfroSAFE Academy
Steering Committee
Transportation and Geotechnical Engineering
College of Engineering and Technology
University of Dar es Salaam

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