ICAO National staff appointed through the project at the end of 2016, in the Personnel Licensing and Air Navigation Services Safety Oversight divisions. From left to right: Humphrey Magwa, Senior Personnel Licensing Flight Inspector; Sarafina Maxwanu, Sen




About ICAO

In 2008, the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) requested technical assistance from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to resolve some local aviation safety oversight concerns identified during and ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit. The project was then considered and its resources identified and organized, and in 2010 ICAO began to provide expertise and assistance to Namibia’s Directorate of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Works and Transport toward the establishment of the country’s new aviation safety oversight system.  ICAO has since provided technical expertise in the areas of civil aviation safety legislation, organisation, personnel licensing, and operations, as well as for air navigation services, airport operations and aviation security, safety management, and Performance-based Navigation (PBN). It also aided and supported the establishment of the Namibia Civil Aviation Authority.  The overall aim of this project is to build capacity within Namibia and to permit it to effectively and efficiently carry out its safety oversight functions.  In 2014, the scope of the project was amended at the request of GRN, and was expanded to provide for the recruitment of new national staff. Two-thousand fourteen also saw the launch of ICAO’s No Country Left Behind (NCLB) initiative, which reprioritized its efforts to assist States in implementing ICAO’s global Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). The main goal of this work is to help ensure that SARP implementation is better harmonized globally so that all States have access to the significant socio-economic benefits of safe and reliable air transport, but the NCLB objectives also sees ICAO helping States to resolve Significant Safety Concerns (SSCs) brought to light through ICAO’s safety oversight audits as well as other safety, security and emissions-related objectives. In 2017 in Namibia, the main focus will be to enhance capacity building activities for existing and newly recruited staff, as well as to provide further vocational training.



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