The Single African Air Transport market (SAATM) that was launched on 28 January 2018 currently has 34 member states signatory to the Solemn Commitment.
18 out of the 34 member States have further signed a Memorandum of Implementation to remove restrictions in existing Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASAs) that are contrary to the Yamoussoukro Decision (YD).
This Strategic Objective of AFCAC is designed to enhance Civil Aviation Security and Facilitation in Africa through the establishment of a strong Aviation Security System in Africa.
The workshops are being organized by the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) in collaboration with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to build the capacity of our member States on Economic Oversight and Regulation for Sustainable Development of Air Transport in Africa.
These Workshops are scheduled from 16 to 18 March 2021 for member States of ECOWAS, ECCAS and AMU Regional Economic Communities and from 23 to 25 March 2021 for EAC, IGAD, COMESA and SADC Regional Economic Communities respectively and would be hosted virtually.
Deadline for registration
1st training workshop - Friday, 8th March 2021
2nd training workshop - Friday, 12thth March 2021
The objectives of the Capacity Building Workshop are presented in the Concept Note.
The expected participants are Member States’ Directors General of Civil Aviation Authorities, Airport Authorities/Companies and Air Navigation Service Providers ; Ministries, Departments and State Agencies responsible for Taxes and Charges ; Experts from Civil Aviation Authorities in charge of Air Transport Regulation.
In this regard, I wish to request that you register your prospective participants as well as extend this invitation to Agencies responsible for Taxes and Charges in your country and to encourage their participation.
Nominated participants are kindly advised to register online at:
https://bit.ly/3q0suKU for the 16 to 18 March 2021 workshop
https://bit.ly/3rvr0Zo for the 23 to 25 March 2021 workshop.
This year’s YD Day Anniversary is being jointly organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) with the Champion President of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) H.E Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé Eyadéma (President of Togo) as the Special Guest of Honour.
The session would witness a Panel discussion on the implementation of the YD, operationalization of the Executing Agency (EA) of the YD and the various elements of sustainable development of air transport in Africa - The journey so far.
Please see the below information to connect to the 2020 Yamoussoukro Decision (YD) Day Anniversary Celebration: