The activities of the third training program of the Qatar-African Cooperation Program Plan in the field of human resources development for civil aviation, under the title “Aviation Environmental Protection & Alternative Fuels”, kicked off in Doha Sunday and is scheduled to run until September 1, 2022.
Mr. Mohamed Faleh Al Hajri, in charge of Managing Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA), gave a welcoming speech at the opening of the training program, in which he highlighted the Authority's interest in developing human resources and raising the efficiency of employees in the civil aviation sector, and its keenness to cooperate with all regional and international organizations.
The program aims to raise the efficiency of human resources in the African continent, to strengthen cooperation frameworks with civil aviation authorities in their countries, and to unify positions in international forums and achieve common interests to both parties.
The program also seeks to contribute in achieving the interests of the national carrier of the State of Qatar, increasing opportunities for developing transport rights and expanding investment opportunities for it on the African continent.
Twenty trainees from the African civil aviation authorities are participating in this program, in addition to an official from the African Civil Aviation Commission and a number of employees from Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA).
The program includes important topics on the role of aviation in protecting the environment, introducing the CORSIA Emissions Trading System, the strategic objectives of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in the field of environment and sustainability in the aviation industry, in addition to introducing alternative fuels and types approved globally so far, and the global system for trading these alternatives, as well as discussing best practices and conducting case exercises.
It is worth noting that the cooperation program organized by the QCAA in coordination and cooperation with the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) consists of five courses and training programs to train about 100 participants from African civil aviation authorities.
Founded on 17 January 1969, the African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC; French: Commission Africaine de l’Aviation Civile, CAFAC) is an agency of the African Union headquartered in Dakar (Senegal). Its purpose is to develop and regulate civil aviation in Africa and to foster a safe, secure, efficient, cost effective, sustainable and environmentally friendly civil aviation industry in Africa.
(QCAA; AFCAC; Photo © QCAA)