Civil Aviation Training
A total of 725 fellowships were awarded under technical cooperation projects (for a combined duration of
357 work-months) of which 553 (76.3%) were awarded to male participants and 172 (23.7%) to female participants, as described below:
ICAO experts recruited through technical cooperation projects provided in country training in various fields for a total of 4 804 civil aviation administration personnel out of which 3 881 (80.8%) were male and 923 (19.2%) were female.
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, 715 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 (i.e. aviation safety and security personnel, including inspectors) are progressively absorbed by civil aviation administrations, which greatly benefit from the training and retention of a qualified workforce.