Vision Zero

African Launch of the Vision Zero Campaign

26 – 27 April 2018 Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The “Launch of the Vision Zero Campaign in Africa” will be held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 26 to 27 April 2018. The African Launch of the Vision Zero Campaign is organized and hosted by Social Insurance Institute - National Social Insurance Fund (Institution de prévoyance sociale - Caisse nationale de prévoyance sociale – CNPS) and supported by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and will be held at Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire.

The ISSA Academy workshop on prevention of Occupational Risks (in French only) is available for ISSA Members in Abidjan from 24 to 25 April 2018.

Scope and objectives of the Vision Zero Launch

Vision Zero is a transformational approach to prevention that integrates the three dimensions of safety, health and wellbeing at all levels of work. On 4 September 2017, the ISSA launched the first Global Vision Zero Campaign at the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work. The Campaign aims to motivate and support businesses to develop a workplace prevention culture which is based on the belief that every accident, disease and harm at work is preventable if the three dimensions of safety, health and wellbeing are appropriately integrated all levels of work.

Since then, almost 1,000 organizations, companies and safety and health trainers from all over the world have joined the Campaign and expressed their belief that all accidents, diseases and harm at work are preventable if the right measures are put in place in good time. Thanks to its flexibility, Vision Zero is beneficial to any workplace, enterprise or industry in all regions of the world.

The African Vision Zero launch will present a unique opportunity to bring Vision Zero to Africa and allow participants to meet with government, social security and business representatives to discuss the African challenges in occupational safety and health. 

The event is open to ISSA members, government officials, representatives of the private sector and individuals working in occupational safety and health. It will provide a unique occasion for senior representatives and technical specialists of organisations, social security institutions and businesses to engage in an exchange on prevention and on how Vision Zero can contribute to a workplace without accidents, diseases and harm.

For more information on the Vision Zero Campaign, please visit the Vision Zero website  and join our LinkedIn group “Vision Zero Global”.


The programme will cover the following areas:

Thursday, 26 April 2018

  • Vision Zero Launch
  • Round Table discussion with enterprises and organisations, supporting Vision Zero in Africa

Friday, 27 April 2018 

  • Vision Zero: good practices

Visa information

Participants are responsible for their own visa and vaccination requirements.

Please consult your local consulate or embassy and the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Côte d’Ivoire.

Nationals of countries that do not have an embassy of Côte d’Ivoire can send copies of their passport by 12 April at the latest to the CNPS at the attention of Mr Fernand Adou, T: +225  2025 2183;  E-mail:; and Madame Marie Laure Babacauh, T: +225 2021 9590, Email.;, who will make the necessary arrangements. Kindly note that the visa fees may amount to USD 120.

Practical arrangements

The event is open to anyone interested in Vision Zero. The working languages of the event will be English and French and simultaneous translation will be provided in these languages. Transportation from the Airport to the Hotel and back will be provided free of charge.

Hotel registration and reservation forms are available on this event website.

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