Day 1 – Tuesday, 27 May 2014


Opening of the Symposium
09:00 – 09:30
· Opening of the AFI Aviation Safety Symposium – Master of Ceremonies,
Mr. Mohamed Elamiri, Deputy Director, Safety Management and Monitoring (SMM), Air Navigation Bureau (ANB), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 
· Welcome Note – Secretary General, ICAO
· Welcome Note Ministre du Tourisme et des Transports Aériens, Senegal
Session 1          Setting the scene – How far have we gone towards improving aviation
                           safety in the AFI Region? Can we do more to support its air transport
09:30 – 10:30
Moderator: Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Mohamed Elamiri, Deputy Director, SMM, ANB, ICAO
Panel discussion
· Level of attainment of the Abuja safety targets – Colonel Dokisime Gnama Latta, Vice-President, African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC)
· Air navigation performance in the AFI Region – Mr. Amadou Ousmane Guitteye, Director General, Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA)
· The airline perspective – Ms. Tanja Grobotek, Regional Director Africa, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Aviation safety partner views – Mr. Peter Bombay, Deputy Head of Unit, Aviation Safety, DG MOVE, European Commission
· Aviation safety partner views  Ms. Catherine Lang, Director of the Europe, Africa, Middle East Office, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (U.S. FAA)
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee/tea break
Session 2          What are the main efforts made by aviation safety partners to support
                           the improvement of aviation safety and air navigation performance?

11:00 – 12:15
Moderator: Mr. Farid Zizi, President, Air Navigation Commission, ICAO
· AFI Plan, RASG-AFI and APIRG – Mr. Moussa Halidou, Chairperson, AFI Plan Steering Committee 
· Assistance programmes (SIASA and maybe individual projects) – Dr. Norbert Lohl, Certification Director, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
· AFI-CIS Mr. Mesfin Fikru, Director Safety and Technical Services, AFCAC
· Assistance programmes – Mr. Anthony Ferrante, Director, Air Traffic Safety Oversight Service, U.S. FAA
12:15 – 13:30
Session 3          What are the success stories in the AFI Region and how can we learn
                           from them?

13:30 – 14:30
Moderator: Ms. Iyabo Sosina, Secretary General, AFCAC
· Resolution of SSC General Yousif Ibrahim Ahmed, Deputy Director General, Sudan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
· Resolution of SSC – Mr. Gabriel Lesa, Acting Director, Department of Civil Aviation, Zambia
· Achievement of 60% EI or above in record time Mr. Aboubekrine Seddigh Ould Mohamed El Hacen, Director General, National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), Mauritania
· Effective implementation of the ICAO Plan of Action Mr. Sinaly Silue, Director General ANAC, Côte d’Ivoire 
14:30 – 15:00
Coffee/tea break
Session 4          What are the main challenges and areas of opportunity at the regional 

15:00 – 17:30
Moderator: Mr. Mam Sait Jallow, Regional Director, ICAO Western and Central African Office (WACAF), Dakar
Panel discussion
Item a) Training
· Training and Human Resources Development issues for Africa – Mr. Mostafa Hoummady, Manager, Global Aviation Training (GAT) Office, ICAO
· Harmonization of aviation training in Africa - Mr. Sadamba Tchagbele, President, Association of African Aviation Training Organizations (AATO)
· Inspectors training - Mr. Aziz Boulmane, Alternate Representative of Morocco to ICAO
Item b) Regional Safety Oversight Organizations 
· Multiple memberships of RSOOs - Mrs. Irène Gnassou Seka, Director of Air Transport, Regional Project Coordinator, COSCAP-West African Economic and Monetary Union (COSCAP-UEMOA)
· Transition from COSCAP to RSOO and its continued sustainability - Wg. Cdr (rtd) Emmanuel Akatue, Executive Director, Banjul Accord Group Aviation Safety Oversight Organisation (BAGASOO)
· Delegating functions to an RSOO - Mr. Barry Kashambo, Executive Director, Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA)
Item c) Air navigation services in the AFI Region
· Separation of functions between regulator and ANSPs – Mr. William Ndlovu, Chief Financial Officer, Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS)
· Status on the provision of air navigation services in the AFI Region – Mrs. Claire Josette Obame Edou, Director of Operations, ASECNA
· Flight Procedures Programme for the AFI Region (AFI-FPP) – Mr. Frederic Legrand, AFI Flight Procedure Programme Manager (AFI-FPP)
17:30 – 19:00
Welcome Reception
Day 2 – Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Session 5              What are the main challenges and areas of opportunity for States?
09:00 – 10:30
Moderator: Mr. Meshesha Belayneh, Regional Director, ICAO Eastern and Southern African Office (ESAF), Nairobi
· Mr. Matthew Baldwin, Director Aviation and International Transport Affairs, MOVE E, EC, will be invited to address the Symposium
· Mr. Yalçın’s, President of the EUROCONTROL Provisional Council, will be invited to address the Symposium
· Establishment and strengthening of the CAA Mrs. Joyce A. Thompson, Director Legal, International Relations and Corporate Communications, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority
· Air operators certification and maintenance of an aircraft registry – Captain Joe Mutungi, Director, Aviation Safety and Security Regulations, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
· Aerodrome certification – Mr. Alberto Silva, Director Air Navigation, CAA, Cabo Verde
· Evolving from safety oversight into safety management – Mr. Gabriël H Bestbier, General Manager, Air Safety Infrastructure at the South African Civil Aviation Authority, responsible for Airports, Airspace, CNS, Procedure Design and Cartography and AIS
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee/tea break
Session 6          How can the industry contribute to the improvement of aviation safety
                           and air navigation performance in Africa?
11:00 – 12:30
Moderator: Captain Kevin Hiatt, Senior Vice President Safety and Flight Operations, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Panel discussion
· The airline view – Mr. Jean-Paul Nyirubutama, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, RwandaAir
· The airline view – Ethiopian Airlines  
· The airport view – Mrs. Awa Diagne, Director of Operations, Agence des Aéroports du Sénégal
· The manufacturer view  Mr. Florent Lucas, Airbus ProSky, Airspace Design and Airline Services, PBN Project Manager
· The manufacturer view  Mr. Chamsou Andjorin, Director for Africa and Middle East, Aviation Safety Boeing
· Assistance to the AFI Region – Mr. Luc Tytgat, Director Pan-European Single Sky, EUROCONTROL
12:30 – 13:30
Session 7         Round table on the way forward
13:30 – 15:00
Moderator: Mr. Mohamed Elamiri, Deputy Director, SMM, ANB, ICAO
Issues under consideration (five leading sessions):
· Preliminary outcomes and initiatives of Session 2 presented by the Moderator
· Preliminary outcomes and initiatives of Session 3 presented by the Moderator
· Preliminary outcomes and initiatives of Session 4 presented by the Moderator
· Preliminary outcomes and initiatives of Session 5 presented by the Moderator
· Preliminary outcomes and initiatives of Session 6 presented by the Moderator
Outcomes of the Symposium, agreement on a collaborative implementation programme and engagement in the implementation of the Abuja Ministerial Declaration
Other business and closing
End of Symposium
15:00 – 15:30
Coffee/tea break



Security Meeting         Developments in aviation security
15:30 – 15:50
Opening of the AFI Aviation Security Meeting

· Opening Remarks – Mr. Raymond Benjamin, Secretary General, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

· Opening Statement – Air Commodore Kwame Mamphey, President, African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC)

· Message from Mr. Jean-Paul Laborde, Executive Director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate


15:50 – 16:10


Universal Security Audit Programme (USAP) Results, Policy Milestones, Key Challenges - ICAO WACAF Regional Office (presenter to be confirmed)


16:10 – 16:40​

Presentation of the AFI SECFAL Initiative - Mr. John Wycliffe Kabbs Twijuke, Representative of Uganda to ICAO


16:40 – 17:40

Roundtable on the AFI SECFAL Initiative (delegation by delegation) – Comments and input - Moderator: Ambassador Moumouni Dieguimde, Representative of Burkina Faso on the Council of ICAO



17:40 – 17:55​

Way forward - Mr. John Wycliffe Kabbs Twijuke, Representative of Uganda to ICAO


17:55 – 18:00

Closing remarks – Air Commodore Kwame Mamphey, President, AFCAC



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