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International seminar on ICAO legal course underway

Feb 21, 2020, 12:42 PM | Article By: Momodou Jawo

An International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Legal Course and Seminar is currently on-going in Banjul.

The seminar, attended by about 22 participants from different countries is hosted by The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).

The Legal Course will be followed by Legal Seminar which is slated between 24 and 25 February 2020, and is being held at a local hotel in Kololi.

The two events according to officials are designed to allow international participants and key aviation stakeholders to collectively review and update ICAO legal instruments with a view to bringing collective appreciation and conformity across the board.

Catherine Nying, GCAA’s deputy director, underscored the significance of the seminar. She said it’s aimed at building the capacity of representatives of aviation bodies such as CAAs, airports and ANPs with a view to enhancing compliance with international air law, through the application of knowledge and advocacy.

She commended the government of The Gambia and GCAA board of directors as well as the management of Civil Aviation Authority for ensuring hosting of the event.

“It is our hope that at the end of the course participants will have greater appreciation of the rules and concepts of international air law; be able to explain the relevance of the rules and procedures of international air law for their own roles and functions in their organizations, among others.”

The international seminar, she said, will also accord the participants the opportunity to be able to apply their knowledge and understanding in order to assist their national administrations in improving implementation.

GCAA deputy director added: “We understand that this is an intensive programme that requires a lot of hard work. However, I wish to highly encourage you to explore the Smiling Coast and enjoy the renowned hospitality of our country and her people by taking part in the social events lined up by the organising committee.”