The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has urged African Member States to fully invest in Auto-Modernized Civil Aviation Infrastructure if they are to fullfill the the Organization standards and register success in the aviation industry.
Established by states in 1994,the UN specialized agency highly aims at managing the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention).
Speaking at the Africa and India Aviation week (AFI) held on Tuesday 14 at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Dr. Fang Liu,the Secretary General ICAO said that there is need for African Member States to have qualified and proper skill set as Aviation proffession in particular.
Liu emphasized the need for young professionals to join the aviation sector especially Women and girls.
“I would like to encourage and see young professionals embrace the Aviation sector.I would also be happy to see more and more Women and girls joining the aviation sector and by so doing,it will help enhance not only gender equality,but also promote the aviation which is currently viewed as a promising career for the growing generation.”
According to ICAO, Aviation being the fourth revolution,rather a new technology for fragile industry in Africa, the Continent is encouraged to grasp great Opportunities towards the improvement of the economies of respective states within.
Through the ICAO trainings and meetings,Aviation in Africa is projected to move from its traditional growth to untradional growth,which will eventually enable it triple both the civil aviation and economic development in the region.
The event attracted delegates from all over the African states including Nigeria,South,Rwanda,Angola and Kenya among others.
The symposium aimed at among others, seeking the benefits of aviation as an enabler to economic growth,engaging all of the participants on current challenges affecting the civil aviation industry, suggest possible solutions to address them, identify and improve the effective implementation of critical elements of the State Safety and security oversight systems, and deliberate on emerging issues with special focus being the safety and security concerns.