African Civil Aviation Commission
Welcome message from the AFCAC Secretary General
The African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) warmly welcomes you to the 20th anniversary of the Yamoussoukro Decision (Celebration of YD Day) which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the creation of AFCAC to be held in Dakar, Senegal, at CICAD (International Conference Center Abdou Diouf) on 13 and 14 November 2019.
Importantly, we wish to extend our appreciation to the Government and the people of the Republic of Senegal for the kind gesture to host the event in collaboration with AFCAC.
The theme of the envents is: “AFCAC: 50 years dedicated to the establishment of an integrated, safe and sustainable air transport system in Africa”. The outcomes of the deliberations during the two day event are expected to shape AFCAC’s activities and programs as it plays its role as the African Union Specialized Agency on civil aviation matters and as the Executing Agency of the YD and the SAATM, Pilot Project of Agenda 2063.
This first of its kind event will be graced by H.E Mr. Alioune Sarr, Minister of Tourism and Air Transport of Senegal, H.E. Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Benard O. Aliu, the President of ICAO Council, Dr. Amani Abou Zeid,Commissioner of Infrastructure and Energy of the AUC, Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary General of ICAO, African Ministers responsible to civil aviation and Presidents of the Arab Civil Aviation Organization(ACAO),European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) and Latin American Civil Aviation Commission (LACAC) and Partner States and Organizations..
The event will also attract key speakers including African Ministers, African Union Commission, Civil Aviation Authority Directors General, Sister organizations, industry and airlines, presenting an opportunity to share and exchange experiences, network and forge new partnerships.
The hosts, AFCAC and the Government of the Republic of Senegal, have made adequate arrangements to facilitate your arrival and stay in Senegal as smooth and as memorable as possible.
I look forward to seeing you in Dakar and working together towards establishing a truly sustainable air transport system for the Africa we want.
Mr. Tefera Mekonnen TEFERA.
Secretary General, AFCAC.