Second Global Aviation Gender Summit

5 to 7 July 2023
Madrid, Spain
Registration Open

Aviation, through generating connectivity between nations, creation of jobs and facilitating trade and tourism, is a key driver of economic and social development, and as such plays a key role in supporting the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. While aviation is recognized as a forward-looking and innovative industry, it is yet to unleash its full potentials through a more gender-balanced workforce at all levels, especially in technical, decision-making and senior roles.


Co-organized by the International Civil Aviation Organization, Dirección General de Aviación Civil (DGAC) of Spain will host the Second Global Aviation Gender Summit in Madrid, Spain, from 5 to 7 July 2023, to mobilize the global aviation community around advancing gender equality in aviation.


Building on the outcomes of the first Global Aviation Gender Summit in 2018 in South Africa, the Second Summit will provide an opportunity to recommit ourselves to the important cause of equality for women the aviation industry, and to shed more light on ways to address the systemic obstacles that exacerbate gender disparities and undermine women’s potential in our sector.


The objective of the Second Global Aviation Gender Summit, in line with the ICAO Assembly Resolution A41-26: ICAO Gender Equality Programme promoting the participation of women in the global aviation sector, as well as the Sustainable Development Goal 5, is to gather aviation high level officials as well as stakeholders in areas of education, labour and other fields with portfolios related to gender and diversity, to: 

  • Reaffirm our collective responsibility for improving gender equality in global aviation, especially at leadership and decision-making levels, and to renew commitment towards this important cause in line with the Sustainable Development Goal 5, ICAO Resolution A41-26 on gender equality in aviation and ICAO Resolution A41-24 on aviation and its support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;

  • Explore how gender in aviation fits within the broader development context, impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on women in aviation, as well as the future challenges and opportunities in gender and air transport;
  • Identify entry points for gender inclusion procedures in aviation, in order to ensure gender is featured as a recognized issue in air transport policy and planning, particularly from a workforce perspective; and
  • Share best practices and lessons learnt, programmes and initiatives aimed at overcoming barriers to attract, retain and train women in aviation at all levels.


More details regarding the logistics will be provided in due course.


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