Casimir Sanon

Casimir Sanon

Road Safety Project Manager, Humanity & Inclusion, Burkina Faso

Mr Casimir is a key actor on road safety in Burkina Faso, where among other activities he promotes reforms of the institutional and judicial frameworks for road safety in the country. In 2001, as a lawyer with the Ministry of Transport, he stood out for this commitments to defending the rights of all road users and for his ideas about the pertinent reforms needed to ensure these rights. In 2007, he was part of a drafting team of the founding texts of the newly established National Office for Road Safety (ONASER). For this office, he helped to obtain from the government a 30-fold increase of its road safety budget.

As the mandate of ONASER continued to expand, Mr Sanon has helped to strengthen road safety laws and policies through comprehensive public information campaigns broadcast through radio and television shows and whose topics were the focus of public seminars and annual excursions for students. Moreover, he has been involved in the development of many of the country’s most important reference documents on road safety, including its national action plan and a series of manuals on road safety education.

Mr Sanon also contributed to the realization of a number of studies on road safety and the training of several collaborators. In 2011, 2014 and 2017, Mr Sanon served as the National Data Coordinator for the preparation of his country’s profile in the WHO global status reports on road safety. He continues to collaborate with a wide range of government and nongovernment partners alike on activities reflected in the five pillars of the Global Plan for the  Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. Since 2017, Casimir has been in charge of the road safety portfolio for Humanity & Inclusion, where he most notably supports implementation of the Safer Africa activities and the conducting of studies on road safety. Today, and more than ever, Mr Sanon works for the effective implementation of the numerous policy frameworks on road safety adopted in Burkina Faso in recent years.

Safer Africa Activities