International Road Federation (IRF )

IRF Africa Board

In line with its mission to promote the development of roads and road networks that enable access and sustainability for all, IRF Geneva has been organising numerous activities in Africa over the past seven decades. Given the growing needs and requests of support received by the IRF from African stakeholders, IRF has decided to strengthen its action and presence through an IRF AFRICA. The objective being to customise, localise and coordinate programmes being implemented in Africa and to facilitate and further strengthen collaboration with African partners with whom those programmes will be implemented.

The Board of IRF Africa is composed of members from prominent African Institutions, multilateral development banks, key regional and sub-regional Institutions and stakeholders.

Jane Karonga



Jacob Ruwa

Executive Director

Kenya Roads Board

Rashid Mohammed

Executive Director

Ethiopian Road Fund

Mark H. Rubarenzya

Head of R&D

Uganda National Road Agency

Sophie Tekie

RMS Manager

Roads Authority

Joey Malota

Programmes Officer


Joseph O. Haule


Road Fund Board Tanzania

Awa Sarr

President of LASER International

Vice-President of African francophone alliance for road safety

Tawia Addo-Ashong

Road Safety Pillar Lead

SSATP/World Bank

Girma Berhanu Bezabeh

Transport Engineer and Road Safety Specialist

African Development Bank Group

Robert Lisinge

Economic Affairs Officer


Anouar Benazzouz

Director General

Moroccan Highways – ADM

The IRF Africa Board meets quarterly and operates at a strategic level, primarily performing an advisory role. Its responsibilities include, among others,:

  • Identifying and defining strategic areas of action.
  • Defining the most suitable activities to address identified issues in order to maximise impact and value.
  • Facilitating coordination and development of partnerships in Africa for the implementation of the defined activities.
  • Supporting IRF in ensuring that priority areas and identified actions remain high and relevant in the political agenda.

For any questions or to get involved, please feel free to reach out to us at or +41 22 306 0260.