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(POSTPONED) Capacity Building Workshops on Economic Oversight and Regulation for Sustainable Development of Air Transport in Africa

(28 - 30 January 2020, Marrakech - Morroco) Regional Seminar on Innovation and CyberSecurity

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6th - 8th May 2020 : Addis-Ababa / ETHIOPIA

11th - 13th May 2020 : Lagos / NIGERIA

The African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) in collaboration with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) is organizing Capacity Building Workshops on Economic Oversight and Regulation for Sustainable Development of Air Transport in Africa.

The Workshops are scheduled from 6th to 8th May, 2020 and from 11th May to 13th May, 2020 and would be hosted by the Directorate of Civil Aviation Authority of Ethiopia and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority in Ethiopia and Nigeria respectively.

The objectives of the Capacity Building Workshop are to:

  1. Sensitize Member States through regional workshops, to adopt and implement ICAO’s policies on economic regulations of airport and air navigation services on aeronautical charges;
  2. Address concerns on the practice of unilateral imposition of taxes on international air transport services by some States without due regard to relevant ICAO’s guidelines;
  3. Advocate for States to remove all government taxes on air transport passengers
  4. Advocate for States to adopt ICAO’s policies on user charges, including consultationwith users;
  5. Appreciate the adverse effect of exorbitant taxes on international airtransport and the need to comply with ICAO’s guidelines and policies on taxation of air transportation;
  6. Enhance expertise on economic oversight of airports and ANSPs
  7. Develop recommendations on a continental action plan to address high taxes, charges and fees on air transport.

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.

Prospective participants are hereby invited to complete their registration forms online while member States are also requested to extend this invitation to Agencies responsible for taxes and charges in their respective countries and to encourage their participation.

  1. Concept Note (pdf)
  2. Registration form (pdf)
  3. Online registration
  4. Information bulletin (pdf)

The European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), as the implementing body of the European Union-funded CASE Project, together with the Arab Civil Aviation Organization {ACAO) and the African Civil Aviation Commission {AFCAC), have the honour of inviting your representatives to an ECAC-ACAO-AFCAC joint regional seminar on "Innovation and Cybersecurity" in Marrakech (Morocco) from 28 to 30 January 2020. This event is organised with the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Air Transport, Handicraft and Social Economy of Morocco (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) and will take place in a venue to be further confirmed to the participants.

The main objectives of this seminar are to:

  • Discuss the impact of innovation on aviation security;
  • Review recent innovative solutions in the field of aviation security;
  • Review existing risks and mitigation measures (including industry practices) in relation to cyber security; and
  • Share information on ICAO, European and other international provisions relating to cyber security.

Simultaneous English-Arabic-French interpretation will be provided during the presentations and discussions.

Should you or your service require further clarification on any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact the ACAO Aviation Security Expert, Mr. Adil Bouloutar (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or the AFCAC Aviation Security Expert, Mr. Jamel DRIDI (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

We very much look forward to the participation of representatives from your State in this aviation security workshop.

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