ICAO Assistance Project with the European Union (EU) Funding, Phase II



First phase of the project 

This project successfully supported 14 States in Africa and the Caribbean, and met all its expected results, exceeding some of the initial targets by its completion. 
EU project final report.JPG

Second phase

Building on this successful partnership with the EU, and committed to ensuring that No Country is Left Behind, ICAO initiated the second phase of the ICAO Project-Capacity Building for CO2 Mitigation from International Aviation-Development of ICAO States' Action Plans for 10 States, with an implementation period from 2020 to 2023. 

Regional Seminars

2022 Seminar - As part of the activities under the Project, the 2022 Regional Seminar was held in Praia, Cabo Verde, on 28 & 29 July 2022. The event brought together the Focal Points of the participating States and provided an opportunity for participants to share their experiences on the development of the States' Actions Plans, build synergies and strengthen their capacities on the implementation of the mitigation measures. Click here for details

2023 Zimbabwe Seminar - Building on the success of the 2022 Regional Seminar held in Praia, Cabo Verde, ICAO will hold another seminar in Harare Zimbabwe 3-5 April 2023. Click here for details

Third Capacity Building Seminar - 25 to 27 July 2023 - 

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Project materials


Project Brochure


Beneficiary States

Project details

Financial Contribution: EUR 1.5 Million fully funded by the European Union.

Overall objective: contribute to the mitigation of CO2 emissions from international civil aviation in the selected States by implementing capacity building activities that will support the development of low carbon air transport and environmental sustainability.

Specific objective 1: Improved national capacity of the beneficiary States to develop/update and implement an Action Plan on CO2 emissions reduction from international aviation in accordance with ICAO recommendations.

Specific objective 2: State Action Plans on emissions reduction are developed by the beneficiary States.

Specific objective 3: Mitigation measures selected by the beneficiary States are assessed and their feasibility is evaluated.

Beneficiary States: 

Cabo Verde, Senegal, Mali, Cote d'Ivoire, Benin (WACAF region)

Rwanda, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Seychelles, Madagascar (ESAF region)

Outcomes of the Second phase of the ICAO-EU Project

The second phase of the ICAO Assistance Project with the European Union Funding came to a successful close in October 2023. For more information on the outcomes of the project, please refer to the information below.

Feasibility Studies

​​Feasibility Study on the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels 
Cote d'Ivoire
​​Feasibility Study on the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels
​​Feasibility Study on the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels

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