ICAO-NEPAD: cooperation in aid of African aviation development
And modernization objectives
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD) have forged a new agreement to enhance the contribution of civil aviation to the social and economic development of the African Continent, and to promote related aviation infrastructure development and capacity-building in aid of sustainable air transport for Africa and Africans.
The new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will formalize and deepen the cooperation between these two organizations, contributing to the implementation of the Declaration and Framework for a Plan of Action for Development of Aviation Infrastructure in Africa, which was adopted at the fourth ICAO World Aviation Forum (Abuja, Nigeria in November 2017).
Both organizations will now be working more closely together in facilitating the movement of persons and goods in Africa, mobilizing resources for aviation infrastructure development, implementing NEPAD’s “MoveAfrica” initiative for the aviation sector, developing e-commerce, and training and retaining next generation aviation professionals and promoting gender equity on the continent.
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