Implementation Support — Regional Office Achievements — Other achievements

Other achievements


In the Asia/Pacific Region (APAC) Region, the average Effective implementation (EI) score is 63.9 per cent (Global average 68.6 per cent), with 14 States out of 39 having attained the 75 per cent EI target of 2022, while notably the Pacific Small Islands Developing States (PSIDS) collectively having a very low EI. A PSIDS study has been completed to identify the capacity-building requirements of the Pacific States.

While there were 15 serious incidents/accidents (above 5 700 Kgs category) with zero fatalities in 2019, the year 2020 saw two major fatal accidents in APAC resulting in 118 fatalities. State Safety Programme (SSP) Gap Analysis was initiated by 21 qualifying States; 14 States have implemented the foundation of an SSP and four have implemented an effective SSP. By December 2020, 301 (i.e. 88 per cent) aerodromes out of 342 aerodromes used for international operations have been certified.

APAC RO continues to engage with the two Significant Safety Concern (SSC) States (Bhutan and Pakistan); provided on-site No Country Left Behind/Combined Action Team (NCLB/CAT) technical assistance to Maldives, Pakistan and Thailand; completed the Regional Aviation Safety Group (RASG)/ Asia Pacific Regional Aviation Safety Team (APRAST) Monitoring Mechanism to monitor progress of RASG endorsed safety targets, and successfully promulgated the APAC Regional Aviation Safety Plan, aligning it with the GASP 2020-22.

The APAC RO established the APAC COVID-19 Contingency and Recovery Planning Group (ACCRPG) to support the implementation of the 14 Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) recommendations. Procedures to facilitate crew training on flight simulation training devices (FSTDs) have been developed. A technical assistance project was delivered for the separation of Air Navigation Service Provider and Aerodrome Operator functions from Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulatory functions in Nepal. An Aviation – Public Health Experts’ Roundtable provided a platform for the experts to build consensus, resulting in a few APAC States pioneering international Public Health Corridor (PHC)/Travel bubble arrangements in the Region.

In the European and North Atlantic (EUR/NAT) region, the overall EI average is 77.93 per cent compared to 77.66 per cent in 2019. Thirty-four States, representing 61 per cent of States in the EUR/NAT region, have already achieved the target of 75 per cent EI by 2022 established in the Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP) 2020-2022. There are no SSCs in the EUR/NAT Regions. Three States, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Republic of Moldova, have operational restrictions regarding European airspace.

Eight accidents involving aircraft of maximum mass of over 5 700kg occurred in the EUR/NAT Regions, including one fatal. In 2019, 29 such accidents occurred, including three fatal.

On average, States in the EUR/NAT have implemented 82.08 per cent of the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme Continuous Monitoring Approach (USOAP CMA) protocol questions considered as essential to establish a mature foundation to support effective State Safety Programme (SSP) implementation. The EUR Regional Aviation Safety Plan (RASP) 2020-2022 was established based on GASP 2020-2022 and the European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS).

In the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESAF) region, the average EI score has increased from 52.86 per cent in 2019 to 55.66 per cent in 2020. Eritrea has made notable progress in addressing its SSC. Twelve States have their EI above 60 per cent. Two States have a Safety Oversight Index higher than 1. The accident rate was 5.01 in 2020 whereas it was 4.98 in 2019. One State, Rwanda, has achieved level 4 SSP implementation, and eight States have completed their SSP Gap Analysis.

In the Middle East (MID) region, the overall average USOAP-CMA EI increased from 75.23 per cent in 2019 to 76 per cent in 2020, with 10 States having attained the target of 75 per cent EI. There has been no SSCs in the Region since 2016.

The Regional Average overall SSP Foundation is 76.22 per cent. Most of the Safety Targets included in the MID Region Safety Strategy have been achieved. Various capacity-building activities have been coordinated under the MID NCLB Strategy despite the challenge of COVID-19. In addition, customized material and guidance were developed by the MID Office for the conduct of a five-day SSP Implementation Workshop.

The MID Regional Aviation Safety Plan (MID-RASP) has been developed in accordance with the GASP 2020-2022 and will be presented to the RASG-MID/8 meeting in February 2021 for endorsement.

In the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACC) region, the overall EI average has increased from 65.03 per cent in 2019 to 66.69 per cent in 2020, with 13 out of 22 States (59 per cent) having attained an EI above 80 per cent, which is the regionally agreed to NACC Systemic Assistance Programme goal and achieving the EI target of 75 per cent of the GASP.

There is one outstanding SSC for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS States) and no new SSC in 2020.

As of 1 December 2020, 37 accidents involving aircraft of maximum mass of over 5 700 kg occurred in the NACC States, with no fatal accidents. The number of accidents in 2020 is 37 compared to 56 in 2019, with no fatalities.

Following the Regional NACC SSP Regional Implementation Strategy, 100 per cent of SSP Working Groups were established; from 2019 to 2020, only one State of the North American and Caribbean (NAM/CAR) region completed the SSP foundation satisfactorily, and none of the NAM/CAR region states have reached full implementation of the SSP; however, 50 per cent of the States of Group 1 were evaluated and have accomplished 80 per cent of their SSP Implementation Plan.

The final draft NACC Regional Safety Plan (2020-2023), aligned with the GASP 2020-2022, was completed and is pending endorsement by the NAM/CAR States.

In the South America (SAM) region, the overall EI average increased from 80.55 per cent in 2019 to 81 per cent in 2020. No SSCs were identified during the conduct of USOAP CMA on-site activities in 2020. Supported by the SAM Region Safety Plan (SAMSP), the region has achieved an average of 30 per cent in the SSP implementation with 12 out of 13 States starting its implementation. Eight out of 13 States have presented their SSP high-level documents and National aviation safety plans (NASP). SSP implementation has slowed down due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. No accidents with aircraft above 5 700 kg occurred in the SAM Region during 2020.

In the Western and Central Africa Region (WACAF) region, the overall EI average increased from 56 per cent in 2019 to 56.75 per cent in 2020, with 16 States out of 24 having attained the 60 per cent EI target. There is no SSC in the WACAF region; the SSC identified in Côte d’Ivoire during the USOAP CMA Audit of December 2019 was resolved within five months with RO assistance and guidance. Fourteen States have a Safety Oversight Index higher than 1.

As of 10 December 2020, no accident involving aircraft of maximum mass of over 5 700 kg occurred in the WACAF Region, whereas there were five in 2019. The Overall SSP Foundation implemented in the region is 68.2 per cent compared to 67.66 per cent in 2019. With regard to the SSP implementation, five (25 per cent) out of 24 of WACAF States have developed the Implementation Plan and no State has fully implemented the SSP. Two additional States are on their way to conclude the certification of their international aerodromes with RO assistance, within the COVID-19 pandemic context. The RO is also coordinating with States for the implementation of the Global Reporting Format (GRF) (Seven States out of 24 have developed and implemented plans).

Air Navigation Capacity and Efficiency Key Achievements

With an objective to fulfil APAC Ministerial Declaration commitments on Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM)/Collaborative Decision-Making (CDM) and requirements of GANP, Sixth Edition on Airport Collaborative Decision Making (ACDM)-Block 0 (B0)/1 and A-CDM-B0/2, Asia Pacific Airport Collaborative Decision-Making Task Force (APA-CDM/TF) developed a Regional Guidance on the A-CDM Implementation Plan. Fourteen international airports implemented the A-CDM system in 2020, reaching 49 airports by June 2020 among 73 high-density international airports.

APAC has made steady progress towards effective implementation of different Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBUs) including B0-TBO, B0-ASUR, B0-FICE, and B1-SWIM, for example: twelve States/Administrations have joined Common Regional Virtual Private Network (CRV) and implemented operations; system-wide information management (SWIM) demonstrations have been successfully conducted by Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) States and a joint demonstration by Japan, China and Republic of Korea; Aeronautical Mobile Service (AMS) Strategy and Strategy for Implementation of the Air-Ground Data Link in the Asia/Pac Region adopted; and, a mandate on Mode S Forward Fit Equipage in APAC Region adopted. Average Effective Implementation of air navigation services (ANS)-related USOAP Protocol Questions (PQs) was 68.52 per cent as at February 2020.

All States in EUR/NAT participated in the annual ASBU implementation monitoring report. Most of the ASBU modules recorded a slight increase in the implementation progress. The best-performing modules are B0-ACAS (ACAS Improvements) (90 per cent), B0-FRTO (Improved Operations through Enhanced En-Route Trajectories) (77 per cent) and B0-FICE (Increased Interoperability, Efficiency and Capacity through Ground-Ground Integration) (73 per cent). The largest progress for airport related modules has been recorded for Continuous Climb Operations (B0-CCO, Improved Flexibility and Efficiency in Departure Profiles), with nine new airports implementing the module, followed by B0-Basic Surface Situational Awareness (SURF) A-surface movement guidance and control system (SMGCS) Runway Monitoring and Conflict Alerting (RMCA) with four new implementers.

ESAF, together with WACAF, coordinated the implementation of 30 new performance-based navigation (PBN) routes in the Africa-Indian Ocean (AFI) Region, in preference to the existing conventional air traffic service (ATS) routes, resulting in reduction distance of 1 844.7 nautical miles (NM), fuel savings of 9 123 Kgs, and carbon savings of 28 660 Kgs.

The 23rd AFI Planning and Implementation Regional Group (APIRG23) meeting, held virtually from 23 November to 2 December 2020, approved the first edition of the AFI ICAO meteorological information exchange model (IWXXM) Implementation Guideline Document for use by States from 2021. The APIRG Projects Team Meetings continued to be conducted online despite the challenges related to the pandemic. The sensitization of States to the regulations related to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems was conducted. States and Organizations conducted cooperative actions resulting in interconnection of ANS infrastructure (i.e., Implementation of aeronautical message handling system (AMHS) between Dakar and Recife). Four States and their aerodrome operators implemented adequate airport infrastructures (Runways reconstruction, RFF equipments), in response to deficiencies.

A new revision of the NACC ASBUs implementation has started, to work on the Pilot Project for the electronic air navigation plan (eANP) Vol III. In February and December 2020, two workshops and meetings were conducted during the Sixth Edition of the GANP. An initial draft of the NACC Aviation Strategic Plan for ANS was also developed.

Outstanding achievements were obtained in Air Traffic Management (ATM): improvement to the Caribbean (CAR) Region ATS routes network-new routes agreed; temporary implementation of direct flights or preferred routes operations in all flight information regions (FIRs) of the CAR Region; and Regional Key Performance Indicator (KPI) agreement on ATFM, automatic dependent surveillance — broadcast (ADS-B) implementation assistance mission; 100 per cent completion of the Request for Information (RFI) process for the modernization of the regional Improvements to ATS Voice Link (MEVA) telecommunications Network and the aeronautical meteorology (AMET)/B0 reports progress of 71 per cent; with major challenges on IWXXM, aerodrome warnings and wind shear warnings and alerts.

During the current reduced traffic scenario, seven out of thirteen SAM States, in coordination with International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines, are implementing the Strategic Direct Routing ( concept, without additional expenses on new equipment or complex training processes. Also, concepts such as ACDM and SWIM have been adopted through Planning and Implementation Regional Group (PIRG) Projects as foundation for automation and better coordination for flight operations. Communications, navigation and surveillance (CNS) infrastructure efforts continue to be focused on regional network interconnection, aligned to the global Air Telecommunication Network (ATN) concept.

Security and Facilitation Key Achievements

In the APAC region, the GASeP aspirational targets of 80 per cent of States to achieve an Effective Implementation (EI) level of the Critical Elements (CEs) of a State’s Aviation Security Oversight System of 65 per cent or above, were achieved by 54 per cent of APAC States in 2020, compared to 51 per cent in 2019.

Due to the travel restrictions associated with the pandemic, most of the USAP-CMA audits scheduled in 2020 had to be postponed. The absence of up-to-date USAP-CMA audit results for those States scheduled in 2020 meant that the work of APAC States to implement corrective action plans associated with previous USAP activities could not be reflected in the anticipated rise of the level of EI for those States. The one APAC State which underwent a USAP-CMA audit in February 2020, before travel restrictions were imposed, demonstrated a rise in the level of the State’s EI beyond the GASeP aspirational target of 65 per cent.

In the EUR/NAT region, the level of EI of the CEs of the Aviation Security Oversight System covering Annex 17 Standards and the security-related provisions of Annex 9 as of 2020 is 88.30 per cent compared to 88.25 per cent in 2019. Assistance and guidance to States was provided through EUR/NAT AVSEC Group (ENAVSECG) on conducting Aviation Security Contingency Measures during the COVID-19 Pandemic, such as amending security screener procedures and the adoption of temporary security alleviations. Coordination with State Facilitation Focal Points to provide guidance regarding the establishment and use of National Facilitation Committees, as well as raising awareness for existing Annex 9 SARPS regarding facilitation measures, was provided (e.g. humanitarian flights, cargo facilitation, etc.).

In the ESAF region, 25 of the 54 AFI States have achieved 65 per cent EI of the CEs as established in the Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP) in 2020. In addition, the Ninth AFI Security and Facilitation (SECFAL) Plan Steering Committee was successfully held virtually on 28 July 2020. Coordination and support were provided to the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) for the Eighth meeting of the African Regional Aviation Security and Facilitation Group (RASFAG-AFI) virtual meeting held on 29 October 2020. Remote monitoring of the implementation of the Universal Security Audit Programme - Continuous Monitoring Approach (USAP-CMA) Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) implementation continued with few States. In coordination with the Facilitation (FAL) Section, participation in the United Nations Countering Terrorist (UNCT) Travel Programme was achieved. Important coordination with other UN agencies in the region, including United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) (AIRCORP) and Interpol for the effective implementation of the security related provisions of Annex 9 was maintained.

In the MID region, the level of EI of the CEs of the Aviation Security Oversight System covering Annex 17 Standards and the security-related provisions of Annex 9 as of 2019 was 74.72 per cent and the Implementation of Annex 17 was 86.22 per cent. These figures remained unchanged in 2020 as no USAP-CMA activities took place during the year. The average EI of the CEs of the two MID States audited in 2019 was 61.31 per cent. There is no SSC in the Region. The MID-Regional Aviation Security and Facilitation Group (RASFG) endorsed the SECFAL Plan, Roadmap and targets, and work is currently underway to revise the roadmap, which will be presented for endorsement at the next MID-RASFG meeting. With regard to capacity-building activities, a National Instructor Coaching Course for Iraq was conducted virtually (online) with the support of Implementation Support and Development – Security Programme (ISD-SEC) and Cooperative Aviation Security Programme in the Middle East (CASP-MID), as part of the activities included in the Aviation Security Improvement Plan (ASIP) for Iraq. The CASP-MID also provided assistance activities to Member States, including a USAP-CMA assistance mission/workshop and on-the-job training (OJT) for National Inspectors for Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, Iraq, Libya and Yemen joined the CASP-MID programme.

In the NACC region, the level of EI of the CEs of the Aviation Security Oversight System covering Annex 17 Standards and the security-related provisions of Annex 9 was 61.59 per cent in 2020, compared to 63.25 per cent in 2019. In terms of USAP–CMA audited States, nine of the 22 States in the region have achieved 70 per cent EI of the CEs compared to 65 per cent in 2019.

The Regional Office provided some on-site assistance during the first quarter to Mexico and Guatemala to improve their effective security implementation, and afterwards by virtual/online assistance. One risk assessment was conducted in Grenada at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. All Aviation Security and Facilitation (AVSEC/FAL) State assistance of the NACC SAP was done virtually.

Concerning COVID-19 mitigation measures, all efforts were focused in supporting States develop biosecurity procedures and the enhancement of the State Facilitation Committee for the implementation of the CART measures. From the work done by the ICAO/Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (LACAC) NAM/CAR and SAM AVSEC/FAL Regional Group, several measures were suggested supporting the CART measures development. Most of the work was focused on the harmonization by States of the implementation of the CART measures/procedures and on tracking their implementation in the CRRIC. Webinars and remote technical assistance provided to the NAM/CAR States.

In the SAM region, the level of EI of the CEs of the Aviation Security Oversight System covering Annex 17 Standards and the security-related provisions of Annex 9 was 69.2 per cent in 2020 compared to 69.1 per cent in 2019. The RO held 11 online AVSEC/FAL webinars, regional meetings and working group sessions to encourage and support the States in the reactivation of air transport using the CART report and the Take-off Guidelines, CRRIC and other regional guidelines. Online technical assistance and capacity-building activities were intensified. These included activities supporting six GAT online training activities.

The SAM RO, in coordination with ASA, also provided support to all SAM States on the USAP-CMA. Additionally, a systematic online assistance programme was implemented and about 42 hours of direct support to the States was provided for the implementation of the USAP-CMA Corrective Action Plans.

The WACAF Regional Office virtually supported 10 States in implementing SARPs contained in Annex 17 and Annex 9. The RO assisted five States on Advance Passenger Information/Passenger Name Record (API/PNR) implementation.

There was no USAP-CMA audit in the region in 2020, except the document based audit conducted for one State in 2020. Other key capacity-building activities include the CART implementation support through webinars on Facilitation and Aviation Security, which were conducted for all States in the region, support to the GAT online training activities in Facilitation and Managing compliance with ICAO SARPs and the National Inspector Course conducted as part of ASIP implementation for Guinea.

Economic Development of Air Transport Key Achievements

The APAC Regional Office and the Regional Sub-office conducted a webinar with the support of the Air Transport Bureau (ATB) to increase awareness of States on global economic impact of the current pandemic in general and specific to APAC region, and in particular for the implementation of CART Recommendation 10. The webinar presented global/regional statistics and addressed scenarios for recovery, highlighted examples of financial relief and mitigation measures, as well as tools and guidance that can help States monitor and assess the ongoing situation and make informed and data-driven decisions for the recovery of their aviation.

Assistance was also provided to ATB in the dissemination of information and State letters, as well as for collation of State air transport statistics for ATB’s reporting requirements. The APAC RO, in coordination with SPCP, supported and facilitated coordination with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to promote financial support for ICAO’s resource mobilization activities aiming at aviation restart and recovery. A concept paper was developed for ADB’s consideration to raise funds to deploy FAL and PHC iPacks, which has been submitted to the ADB.

The EUR/NAT Regional Office conducted a workshop on the issue of sustainable funding of CAAs for sharing experience on challenges, best practices and lessons learned, supporting a cooperative and collaborative approach with the industry, regional and international organizations, including Regional Safety Oversight Organizations (RSOOs) and financial institutions, to identify common solutions and guidance. An ad hoc forecasting methodology reflecting the severe consequences of COVID-19 and a traffic forecast for the NAT region were developed. In addition, an economic impact assessment for a new Height Monitoring System in the NAT region was carried out.

The ESAF and WACAF Regional Offices provided support to the African Union (AU) and AFCAC by reviewing African Civil Aviation Policy (AFCAP), the joint prioritized action plan 2020 on Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), regulatory texts on dispute settlement under the Yamoussoukro Declaration, and Guidelines for negotiation of Bilateral Air Service Agreements (BASAs) or the Meteorological Association of Southern Africa (MASA) with third parties. A new joint action plan on cooperation between ICAO and AU for the period 2020-2022 was developed in replacement of the joint action plan on cooperation 2017-2019 with participation of AFCAC, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and African Airlines Association (AFRAA). A workshop for promotion of ICAO air transport policy and regulatory framework focusing mainly on airport economic oversight and ICAO policies on user charges was conducted in collaboration with AFRAA, Airports Council International (ACI)-Africa, AFCAC, and IATA. All States in the region joined SAATM except Sao Tome and Principe and Mauritania.

The MID Regional Office, in coordination with HQ, disseminated and promoted the ICAO policies and guidance in the field of Economic Development of Air Transport. The Office was instrumental in the follow-up with States for the collection of replies to questionnaires, statistic forms, etc., and in the monitoring of air transport developments at a regional level and the reporting of the significant ones to HQ. The RO cooperated also with the regional civil aviation bodies/organizations to maximize synergies that ensure efficient and cost-effective assistance to States. Other activities include the coordination with HQ and donors to mobilize resources to support aviation restart and recovery, in particular for the deployment of iPacks.

The NACC Regional Office completed the promotion of the case study done with the Dominican Republic that made aviation a national priority, and will continue to promote similar studies among other States. The RO, together with HQ, also supported and facilitated the coordination with financial institutions such as Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the Central American Integration Bank, the World Bank, and aviation industry and donors, aiming to mobilize resources for aviation restart and recovery. Such is the case for the acquisition of ICAO iPacks by States including Barbados and Haiti. Finally, the economic impact and other air transport tools and data were promoted by the NACC RO, exchanged and shared with States for their appropriate response on the CART economic measures for aviation recovery.

The SAM Regional Office is strengthening the function of Air Transport to keep up with the challenges faced by air transport. In 2020, some of the results achieved include updated data on the situation of aviation in the region, the measurement of connectivity at the airport level, the follow-up and support to States in statisticaland economic development issues, as well as the ability to support States with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in areas such as cargo transportation, interaction with international financial institutions and many others.

Environment Key Achievements

ROs provided support to the CORSIA Assistance, Capacity-building and Training programme (ACT-CORSIA), in the form of online workshops and training sessions, and supported the work of ICAO in, amongst other items, following up on State letter requests. The efforts have resulted in a strong increase in the submission of State Action Plans, reaching 120 States in total. In light of the 10-year anniversary of this ICAO initiative, HQ is continuing to coordinate with ROs to encourage further development and updating of State Action Plans, including organization of the 10th anniversary regional seminars. Coordination between ICAO HQ and the ROs, through regular monthly conference calls, has been strong on all environmental activities, with ROs providing feedback to HQ on salient priorities.

The APAC Regional Office supported ICAO regional CORSIA training, ICAO-ACT CORSIA Buddy Partnership training and State Action Plan Regional seminars.

The EUR/NAT Regional Office supported the ICAO ACT CORSIA initiative with four webinars on CORSIA. EOR/NAT RO supported States in facilitating access to the Central CORSIA Registry (CCR) and relevant training, and also supported States in ensuring the proper submission of their CO2 emissions data by the end of August 2020, as well as with other milestones described in the SARPs. Regional webinars were conducted on the ICAO State Action Plans (SAP) initiative, presenting relevant ICAO material and tools. Training was provided for newly appointed SAP and CORSIA Focal Points on the SAP initiative, the Environmental Protection (ENV) tools, CORSIA requirements and relevant tools.

The MID Regional Office supported the ICAO ACT CORSIA initiative and provided support to States, in coordination with HQ, to facilitate access to the CCR and to ensure the proper submission of their CO2 emissions data in a timely manner. A number of capacity-building and assistance activities were conducted, including the remote training provided for seven recipient States (Bahrain, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya and Oman) under individual ACT-CORSIA Buddy Partnerships.

Assistance to States continued for the development/update of the State Action Plans (SAP), including the conduct of online Regional Seminars on the ICAO SAP initiative, and the training of newly appointed SAP and CORSIA Focal Points on the SAP initiative, the ENV tools, CORSIA requirements and relevant tools.

In the NACC Regional Office, certain NAM/CAR States were unable to comply with the deadline for the States to report the 2020 emissions under CORSIA and the implementation of the programme. Additional efforts and assistance will be needed to support them. Political will and commitment from States are fundamental to ensure successful implementation of CORSIA. 

The NACC RO supported and participated in the ENV meetings and events, as requested by HQ, coordinating with NACC Focal Points on the State Action Plan initiative, the ENV tools, CORSIA requirements and relevant tools. In order to meet the State Action Plan implementation goals and objectives for 2021 and beyond, it will be critical that regional training be conducted to encourage States and stakeholders to formulate a successful work plan.

The SAM Regional Office followed up on the implementation of CORSIA through three Teleconferences, and supported States in facilitating access to the CCR and relevant training. SAM RO also supported States in ensuring the proper submission of their CO2 emissions data by late August or late December 2020, as well as with other milestones described in the SARPs. Regional webinars were held on the ICAO State Action Plan (SAP) initiative, presenting relevant ICAO materials and tools. A workshop on the correct use of the CCR was held to ensure the correct access of the data of all the parameters requested by the pertinent SARPs, related to CORSIA.

The ESAF and WACAF Regional Offices have combined efforts to promote and improve the environmental performance of the AFI Region. Besides the workshops conducted by HQ, the two ROs have conducted virtual meetings to support States with training on SAPs and CORSIA implementation. Individual State webinars were organized upon request to assist States on SAP and CORSIA. The ROs also supported the ICAO Initiative on ACT CORSIA by organizing the webinars and delivering presentations along with the Donors States. Under the SAP, two workshops were held in 2020 related to the guidance on developing SAPs, as well as another one on the use of SAP Tools. Support was also provided for CORSIA, in relation to the CCR. In 2021, the two ROs will continue to work together and provide AFI States with support related to SAPs and CORSIA.

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