Civil Aviation Training
A total of 796 fellowships were awarded under technical cooperation projects, for a combined duration of 871 work-months, of which 603 (75.8%) were awarded to male participants and 193 (24.2%) to female participants, as described below:
ICAO experts recruited through technical cooperation and technical assistance projects provided in-country training in various fields for a total of 7 166 civil aviation administration personnel. Out of the 7 055 personnel trained within technical cooperation projects, 4 553 (64.5 per cent) were male and 2 502 (35.5 per cent) were female, while 100 per cent of the 111 personnel who received training within technical assistance projects were male.
Recipient States also continued to include substantial training for their nationals as part of the procurement component of their ICAO technical cooperation projects. In addition, 593 national staff benefited from training in new technologies and in the operation of equipment purchased through ICAO technical cooperation projects.
The training of management, technical and operational personnel was particularly important in terms of improving State oversight capabilities. According to information provided by Member States, personnel trained through the Technical Cooperation Programme are progressively absorbed by civil aviation administrations, which greatly benefit from the training and retention of a workforce of qualified aviation safety and security personnel, including inspectors.