Quarter 1, 2017
CANSO participated in an Africa Regional Implementation Plan for Aviation and Security meeting
hosted by Kenya CAA, in partnership with ICAO and AFCAC, to establish an action plan to implement
the Windhoek Ministerial Declaration and targets on aviation and security and facilitation. 68 participants
from 27 States and international organisations attended the event including IATA, AFCAC, ICAO, SITA,
IFALPA and INTERPOL.
The meeting concluded that States should endeavour to comply with the relevant UN Security Council
resolutions, implement screening measures to improve security, link with INTERPOL at all times, develop
measures to prevent cyber attacks, and participate in and promote sub regional activities. The group also
agreed to develop an aviation security training programme for the aviation industry.
In November, CANSO organised a collaborative decision-making (CDM) seminar, hosted by Uganda
Civil Aviation Authority, under the theme ‘A harmonised and interoperable African Airspace’ in Entebbe,
Uganda. Some 80 delegates from six CANSO Members attended the seminar, as well as airlines and
airports, manufactures and equipment suppliers.
Attendees agreed to share information from other ANSPs that have implemented airport collaborative
decision-making (A-CDM) , establish ‘Go Teams’ at CANSO to facilitate peer support, set up a collaboration
mechanism between airports, and create a safety and security forum as an A-CDM platform. Participants
also agreed to convene a meeting of airport stakeholders to discuss A-CDM and develop further actions
on how to establish A-CDM and a structure to manage it.