Civil Aviation Master Planning (CAMP) – China South-South Cooperation



Air transport is an essential service industry for the development of a modern economy. Globalization, communications and markets have expanded around the world thanks to aviation. By spurring tourism and trade as it continues to grow, aviation contributes to increasing consumer benefits and choices, creating jobs and generating numerous socioeconomic spin-offs for States. The increased connectivity that aviation delivers should lead States to further reinvest in this sector, thus creating a healthy cycle of aviation development and economic prosperity in States and regions which set out suitable planning and investment commitments.


The COVID-19 pandemic has unfortunately imposed an enormous human, social, and financial toll on the world and civil aviation. The economic downturn of the COVID-19 pandemic is also being felt by the tourism sector. The pandemic led to the restriction of air travel, which has impacted the national hospitality and tourism sectors severely. ICAO presently forecasts that traffic levels will return to 2019 levels no sooner than 2022, and possibly as late as 2024. After almost a year into the pandemic, it is clear now more than ever that the training on Civil Aviation Master Planning (CAMP) will effectively support developing States to recover from the pandemic.


Master planning of the aviation system is therefore critical to ensure a State is ready to revitalize its aviation sector in the post-pandemic recovery. It is fundamental for States to develop a CAMP to provide their governments with an outlook of the prospect for civil aviation within their States. 


To meet the needs of Member States for developing or updating their master plans for aviation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund of China has provided ICAO a voluntary contribution to develop and deliver the ICAO Training Package (ITP) on Civil Aviation Master Planning. This joint project between ICAO and China aims at providing quality and competency-based training opportunities to 500 participants nominated by 60 Member States in 2022 in order to assist the States to better recover from the pandemic and build a more resilient aviation system for future growth.


Course Description


Course Goal:

The course provides senior and middle managers of State’s Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs) with the competencies required to develop, implement, and update a Civil Aviation Master Plan (CAMP) including the recovery from the impacts of COVID-19, in accordance with the relevant ICAO provisions.


Course Objectives:
After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Prepare for development of CAMP
  • Develop CAMP
  • Manage finalization and approval of CAMP
  • Manage performance of CAMP


Course format: Blended course (online + classroom). The course will feature case study approach, with a final examination.


Course duration: 1.5 hour online + 5 days in classroom/virtual classroom


Target Audiences


Primary Target Population:
Senior and middle managers of State’s CAAs in charge of operations in the main technical divisions/sections/departments related to CAMP development, implemention, and update.


Secondary Target Population:
Senior and middle managers of State’s CAAs, Airports and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) Authorities to support CAMP development, implementation, and update.


Entry Requirements:
1.  Management experience in State’s CAAs.

2. Good oral and written command of the course language.

3. Computer literacy using contemporary software programs.


Delivery Projections


Total number of deliveries: 20 sessions to be delivered globally from early 2022 (exact schedule coming soon)
Total number of trainees: 500 trainees from project recipient States


Course Delivery Schedule


Date ​ Location  ​Language Format
​4 – 8 April, 2022​ICAO Headquarters​ EN ​Virtual
​20 – 24 June, 2022  ​ICAO Headquarters​EN ​Virtual
17 – 21 October, 2022 Kathmandu, Nepal ​EN ​In-person​
​24 – 28 October, 2022  ​Bangkok, Thailand ​EN​In-person
​5 – 9 December, 2022  ​Casablanca, Morocco ​EN​In-person
​16 – 20 January, 2023   ​Nairobi, Kenya​EN​In-person
​30 January – 3 February, 2023​ Kigali, Rwanda ​EN ​In-person
​30 January – 3 February, 2023 ​Havana, Cuba ​SP ​In-person
27 – 31 March, 2023​Panama City, Panama​SP ​In-person
27 – 31 March, 2023Abidjan, Cote D'IvoireFR​In-person
3 – 7 April, 2023Luanda, AngolaEN​In-person
10 – 14 April, 2023Nadi, Fiji​EN​In-person
17 – 21 April, 2023Manila, PhilippinesEN​In-person
22 – 26 May, 2023 ​Istanbul, TurkiyeEN​In-person
5 – 9 June, 2023
​Nouakchott, Mauritania FR​In-person
19 – 23 June, 2023
​Buenos Aires, Argentina SP
24 – 28 September, 2023
​Amman, Jordan
23 – 27 October, 2023
​Montreal, Canada
30 October – 3 November, 2023
Bali, Indonesia
13 – 17 November, 2023
Gaborone, Botswana
11 – 15 December, 2023
Astana, Kazakhstan


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