AFRAA, in collaboration with the Union Commission (AUC) and African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) staged a SAATM Capacity Building Workshop for airlines in virtual format from 29-30 September 2021.
The capacity building workshop was dedicated to African airlines and formed part of the actions in the Joint Prioritized Action Plan (JPAP). The main objective of the Capacity Building Workshop was to:
i. Build the capacity and appreciation of the African airlines of the adopted YD Institutional and Regulatory Texts;
ii. Sensitize the African Airlines on the benefits of full liberalization of air transport services including a presentation of the 2021 study commissioned by the AUC and conducted by IATA to highlight the important role of that the airlines have in operationalization of SAATM;
iii. Share experiences among African airlines on air transport regulations;
iv. Understand the challenges faced by African airlines in the implementation of SAATM
The workshop is the third in a series of events planned by the AU and AFCAC to sensitise various stakeholder groups and the RECs on the institutional and regulatory texts. The earlier two were held in February and August 2019 in Addis Ababa and Niamey respectively.
The event presentations and recording can be accessed via the link