Welcome to the Africa Safety Award for Excellence (AfriSAFE) and Safety Congress 2024, where safety, health and sustainability come together to shape a brighter future for Africa.

Against the backdrop of an ever-changing world, Africa faces numerous challenges in its quest for progress and prosperity: safeguarding lives, protecting the environment, and promoting sustainable practices have become paramount in our collective journey towards a brighter future.

The AfriSAFE Award and Congress serves as a platform where ideas are exchanged, best practices are shared, and collaborations are forged to address pressing workplace safety / environmental sustainability concerns towards achieving a sustainable and resilient Africa.

AfriSAFE 2024 will attract over 15, 000 delegates (hybrid) in a two-day event. This landmark event aims to bring together thought leaders, regulators, innovators, experts, and other stakeholders from across the continent and beyond to foster a united front towards ensuring the safety and well-being of all.

We warmly invite you to join us in developing practical solutions, forging meaningful partnerships, and creating a shared vision of a safer and sustainable Africa.

With country representatives in 24 African countries, AfriSAFE is the premier, biggest and most prestigious safety event in Africa recognizing and celebrating safety excellence across the continent.

In five years, AfriSAFE has been able to bring together key policy makers, regulators, subject-matter experts and other stakeholders, for effective deliberations on advancing the cause of safety in Africa.

AfriSAFE in collaboration with strategic and key leading professional bodies / organizations hasalso reached over 500 million audience across Africa and beyond with effective Safety and Health awareness campaigns while also celebrating and showcasing the efforts and achievements of organizations, individuals and groups that go above and beyond to maintain a safe and healthy workplace for the benefit of mankind and the environment.


According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), occupational accidents and diseases cause 2.7 million fatalities annually, with an estimated 374 million non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses. The ILO further reports that work-related stress, depression, and anxiety disorders are widespread, affecting 264 million people globally. These statistics underscore the urgent need for businesses to adopt and implement robust health and safety practices.

Investing in health and safety is not merely a moral obligation but also a strategic business decision. A safe and healthy work environment fosters a more engaged and productive workforce. The ILO estimates that workplace accidents and diseases cost an estimated 3.94 trillion USD in global economic losses annually. By prioritizing health and safety, businesses can minimize these losses and ensure the long-term sustainability of their operations. Businesses that prioritize health and safety in their operations reap a multitude of benefits, including enhanced employee well-being, improved productivity, and reduced financial costs.


AfriSAFE is committed to fostering a safer and more secure environment for individuals, communities, and businesses throughout Africa. We believe that the onerous tasks of keeping workers safe, facilities accident-free, protecting the environment and ensuring sustainability are a collective responsibility, hence our resolve to identify and recognize the champions making these happen across board. These dedicated individuals / organizations play a pivotal role in identifying and mitigating workplace hazards, implementing proactive safety measures, and ensuring compliance with regulations.

Their commitment to continuous improvement, risk assessment, and emergency preparedness not only protects employees and stakeholders but also enhances organizational resilience. We believe that recognizing their efforts through awards not only celebrates their expertise and dedication but also motivates them to persist in their crucial mission of prioritizing health, safety and environmental sustainabilityin workplaces. Similarly, safety-compliant organizations and those practicing environmental sustainability deserve commendation for their commitment to maintaining and exceeding safety and environmental standards which set a commendable precedent for their industry and the larger society.

Achieving and sustaining safety and environmentalcompliance requires a deliberate, proactive and systematic approach to risk management, employee training, and infrastructure development, contributing to a workplace culture that prioritizes the well-being of its personnel. Recognizing safety-compliant organizations not only celebrates their dedication to creating secure environments but also serves as a powerful incentive for others to emulate their practices. Moreover, such recognition fosters a sense of responsibility, accountability, and continuous improvement, encouraging organizations to stay abreast of evolving safety protocols and contribute to the overall enhancement of safety standards within their industry.


The event will be an unparalleled opportunity for improvement, networking, and exposure to new and innovative products fit and unique for the African workplace and environment, learning new skills, and exchanging knowledge that will drive safety excellence across the African continent. Various Organizations across Africa, Regulatory Agencies, Institutions, Examination Bodies, Labor Unions and Associations, Safety Professional Bodies, HR Professionals, among others are expected at the two-day event which will climaxwith the AfriSAFE Award Dinner. This year's event will be hosted in Livingstone, Zambia. Livingstone is Zambia's tourist capital and home to the mighty Victoria / Musi-oa-Tunya Falls, which is listed as the 7th Wonder of the World.


'The AfriSAFE is a wonderful event. This is my first time coming here; I am impressed not just by the organization and attendance but by attendance by other countries which shows it’s an internationally recognized event'
Captain Musa Nuhu
Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)
"The award is impressive and an encouragement for organizations to do better, pay attention to the people, environment and process, as well as ensure things are done positively to enhance human survival"
Kola Adesina
Managing Director, Sahara Group
“I am absolutely delighted that IOSH, the world’s largest chartered health and safety membership organisation is once again supporting AfriSAFE. As a supporter for many years, we recognise AfriSAFE as a wonderful occasion that showcases the contribution made by OSH professionals in shaping a better and more sustainable world of work right across the continent"
Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher
Chief Executive, IOSH – Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
“There are awards and there are awards. I’m impressed about AfriSAFE. They mean business. We need awards like this; that take the minds of young people towards becoming more ambitious to be persons of character.”
Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi
Chairman, MTN Foundation