Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of the NEPAD Agency, held a meeting with the President of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu in Addis Ababa.
The meeting was held to deliberate the design of an aviation programme under the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) that both the NEPAD Agency and ICAO could support.
During the meeting held between Dr Mayaki and Dr Aliu, the following areas were agreed upon:
- Capacity building on aviation policy, regulation and advocacy of air transport being a mass transportation medium for regional connectivity will have to be developed soonest with all relevant African institutions and ICAO.
- Discussions and a roadmap to include aviation in the design of PIDA 2020-2030 will also commence soon as agreed in the requisite action plan.
- NEPAD Agency¡¦s MoveAfrica Initiative will have to expand to strongly include aviation as part of the initiative.
- NEPAD is ready to host a Senior Officials meeting on the formulation of an action plan which will map out a concrete set of projects for consideration by ICAO and partners. This project will be centred on a Continental Aviation Master Plan and capacity building for policy makers and practitioners in the aviation sector.