Capacity Building Workshop on the Yamoussoukro Decision Institutional and Regulatory Texts for African Airlines, 29th to 30th September 2021


The African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) and the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), is organizing a Capacity Building Workshop on dissemination of the Yamoussoukro Decision Regulatory texts dedicated to African Airlines. The Workshop, which will be in virtual format on Zoom platform and hosted by AFRAA Secretariat from 29th  to 30th  September 2021, is in response to the Decision establishing the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), a critical AU Agenda 2063 flagship project [Assembly/AU/Dec.665 (XXX)]. The Decision requests the AUC to undertake Capacity Building of Member States, RECs, and other key aviation stakeholders on the application of Yamoussoukro Decision (YD) institutional and regulatory Texts.

The YD instruments which also constitute the regulatory framework of the SAATM, are: (i) Powers and Functions of the Executing Agency (EA), (ii) Competition Regulations, (iii) Consumer protection Regulations, and (iv) Dispute Settlement Mechanism, which is currently at advanced stage of elaboration. The workshop is open to all African Airlines including those which are not yet members of AFRAA in order to ensure wider dissemination on YD regulatory texts and the benefits of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM).

In view of the aforesaid, we would like to kindly invite you to nominate two experts involved in the implementation of air transport regulations and confirm their participation in the workshop by registering at your earliest convenience through this link:

Concept Note
The 30th Ordinary Summit of the African Union Assembly of Heads of States and Government summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January 2018 adopted the Institutional and Regulatory Instruments of the Yamoussoukro Decision (YD). The adopted Texts being the Powers and Functions of the Executing Agency (EA), Competition Rules and Consumer Protection Regulations. The Dispute Settlement Mechanism is under further elaboration.

Download the full concept note here: Concept Note

The proposed agenda can be downloaded from think link: Proposed Agenda

For more information or further assistance, please contact Mr. Blaise Muyanda (