From 28 – 29 March the UIC Africa region will organise an International Conference on Railway Safety and Security Risks and Challenges – Cooperation and common approaches together with the Society of Railway of Djibouti (SDCF), under the patronage of the Djibouti Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport.
The seminar will be held over two days, led by internationally renowned experts in the field and focus on the Trans-African Djibouti/Dakar railway making its way via the new Djibouti-Addis Abeba railway line and the return of rail in a world affected by the harmful effects of climate change.
The objectives of the seminar dedicated to security threats, safety risks, and how to cope them, include: making the stakeholders adhere to the specific issues and risks associated with level crossings or intrusions on railway property; further develop safety and security culture at the level of the general public; the methods of analysis of the threats and risks related to the crossings: evaluation, measures, highlighting the importance of organisational and human factors; share the changes in the regulatory system – better understand the risk behaviour of citizens.
The conference is aimed at public authorities: ministries, representatives and elected officials, town planners, local authorities, institutions and public bodies; the media, insurers, suppliers, heads of railway networks; organisations specialised in rail: UIC, OTIF, etc.
The presentations will be delivered on the subjects of identification of risks and threats of all kinds; presentation of the railway system and its complexity; focus on strategic elements to ensure sustainability of activity and industrial tools in a world of change; regional priorities as well as a round table on the definition of an action programme of the UIC Africa Region and grouping toegther the main priorities.