Civil Aviation Training
A total of 799 fellowships were awarded under technical cooperation projects (for a combined duration of 688 work-months) of which 625 (78.2%) were awarded to male participants and 174 (21.8%) to female participants, as described below.
Under country and regional technical cooperation projects funded by recipient governments or donors, 254 of these fellowships were awarded to 214 male and 40 female participants;
Under Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) signed by ICAO with the Republic of Korea, Quatar and Singapore for the provision of training to be funded by these countries and administered by ICAO, 545 fellowships were awarded to 411 male and 134 female participants. Of these:
ICAO experts recruited through technical cooperation projects provided in-country training in various fields for a total of 385 civil aviation administration personnel out of which 489 (83.4%) were male and 896 (16.6%) 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, 657 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.