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The Capacity Development and Implementation Bureau (CDI) is comprised of a multi-faceted team of professional and support staff who are dedicated to executing ICAO’s Capacity Development and Implementation Programme with a commitment to quality, timeliness, and client satisfaction.

Office of the Director

The Director of the Capacity Development and Implementation Bureau (D/CDI), under the delegated authority of the Secretary General, is responsible for managing and coordinating the work and staff of the Bureau, and for the planning, development and implementation of ICAO capacity development projects and activities.

Field Operations

The Field Operations section comprises the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe and the Middle East units. Our personnel contribute in four key areas:
      • participate in and assist with country programming and the identification of possible projects;
      • plan and oversee the preparation and revision of project documents;
      • represent the Capacity Development and Implementation Bureau in the process of obtaining project approvals.
      • monitor the timely, cost effective, and efficient execution of approved projects.
      • The technical standards to which they work are those laid down in the relevant ICAO Annexes.
      • Management and control is effected through regular communications with civil aviation administrations, UNDP and its Resident Representatives, project co-ordinators and ICAO Regional Offices.


The Fellowships unit, in close liaison with the staff of the Field Operations Sections, is responsible for processing of fellowship awards including:
      • negotiations with civil aviation training institutions;
      • arrangements for the required training programmes;
      • placement of fellows in those programmes;
      • evaluation of student progress;
      • administration of remuneration due to fellows.


The Procurement section is responsible for the provision to technical cooperation projects of equipment, services and related civil works, in accordance with approved specifications and purchasing procedures. The Section’s work is focused on:
      • development of technical specifications;
      • identification of sources of supply on a worldwide basis;
      • calls for tenders;
      • technical/financial evaluations;
      • negotiations with suppliers on specifications, price and delivery;
      • preparation, award and management of purchase orders/contracts;
      • insurance and shipping arrangements;
      • monitoring of final site acceptance, installation and commissioning of procured equipment, warranty administration.
Close liaison is maintained with civil aviation departments, ICAO field staff, and personnel of the Field Operations Sections on matters of specifications and costs.

Field Personnel

The Field Personnel section is responsible for:
      • administering the recruitment and selection of suitably qualified personnel to fill approved posts in the capacity development and implementation field programme.
      • negotiating with states on the availability and release of capacity development field project staff.
      • arranging the appointment of those selected and administering the conditions of service of field service staff in accordance with the provisions of the Field Service Staff Rules and the Capacity Development and Implementation Bureau's Field Personnel Instructions Manual.
Close liaison is maintained with civil aviation departments, ICAO field staff and personnel of the Field Operations Sections on matters of recruitment and costs.

Revenue and Product Management

The Revenue and Product Management Section (RPM) is responsible for supporting the sharing and distribution of the organizations intellectual property, products and services which facilitates the implementation of Strategic Objectives and Programme Support within ICAO.
RPM has also accelerated its transition to external digital communications, including ICAO TV,, and the ICAO eLibrary platform. These initiatives make key contributions to ICAO’s complementary revenue and cost-recovery streams. 

Examples of RPM activities include:
  • Developing and distributing publications and periodicals
  • Events organization and support
  • Provision of printing services
  • Development and delivery of training products
  • Licensing of ICAO intellectual property

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