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Tawia Addo-Ashong

Pillar Lead for Road Safety in the Africa Transport Policy Program


Tawia Addo-Ashong is the Pillar Lead for Road Safety in the Africa Transport Policy Program, a donor-funded program hosted by the World Bank focused on developing sound transport policies for the region. Within SSATP, she has spearheaded the road safety agenda in Africa, building institutional capacity to manage road safety through institutional strengthening, policy formulation, the building of monitoring and evaluation capacity, and the improvement of road safety data management. She was instrumental in the establishment of the African Road Safety Observatory (ARSO), the network of African Road Safety institutions and partnerships that will monitor Africa’s road safety performance over the coming years.

Tawia is a civil engineer with over 30 years of experience in the management of transport infrastructure projects. In the Bank, she has led the preparation and supervision of transport projects in South Asia and Africa and promoted road safety. She holds a Master’s in Transport from Imperial College in London and a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana.

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