Technical Assistance Projects
Technical assistance is a major component of the No Country Left Behind (NCLB) initiative, which focuses on assisting all States with prioritized needs to improve implementation support under all ICAO Strategic Objectives. Building partnerships and pooling resources among States, international organizations, development institutions and industry are essential for collaboration on and contribution to technical assistance and cooperation for effective implementation of Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and policies by States with sustainable results.
ICAO continued its work on the development and implementation of technical assistance under the respective Strategic Objectives in partnership with States, international and regional organizations, and industry. These continuing efforts help States to support developments in aviation safety, security and facilitation, air transport, and environmental protection, contributing to more robust and sustainable civil aviation.
In 2016, technical assistance projects funded from the Safety Fund (SAFE) started in Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Guyana, Jordan, Lebanon, and Nepal; were completed in Cambodia, Madagascar, Niger, and Paraguay; and continued in Uruguay. In 2016, ICAO received voluntary contributions of funds to SAFE from Chile, China, Japan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, World Bank, Airbus and the Aviation Working Group. Additional information on SAFE can be found on the ICAO website.
ICAO highly appreciates the voluntary contributions, financial and in-kind, provided by States, international organizations and industry to fund technical assistance activities through the ICAO Voluntary Funds and encourages the continuation of such contributions.