Report of the Meeting on Air Cargo Development in Africa
The ICAO Meeting on Air Cargo Development in Africa will present recent trends in the delivery of air cargo services and the regulatory framework to be implemented for the sustainable development of air cargo in Africa. A synopsis of the challenges preventing the air cargo industry from reaching its potential in the region will be provided in relation to specific areas, such as, liberalization of air cargo services, the enhancement of air cargo connectivity in Africa, as well as the improvement of the air cargo value chain’s regulatory environment.
The event is expected to attract a wide variety of experts from the civil aviation authorities, the air transport industry, academics, air transport lawyers and consultants. Speakers will include high level representatives from States, international organizations, airlines, airports, aircraft manufacturers, freight forwarders and financing institutions.
It is expected that the outcome of the interactive discussions taking place during the meeting will assist in providing valuable input toward the achievement of the Strategic Objective Economic Development of Air Transport, in Africa. The meeting is expected to result in the adoption of a declaration on the development of air cargo in Africa.