Support to the air transport sector and satellite service applications

Programme organisation

JPO was created under the SAFIR project in December 2013 as a regional structure responsible for coordinating the GNSS/EGNOS programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. The office is currently funded by the European Union and hosted by ASECNA in Dakar, Senegal as part of its contractual obligations with the European Union.

JPO consists of a nominal team of ten experts, coming from different African countries and regions, competitively recruited. Its expertise encompasses various multi- disciplinary domains including the following:

  • GNSS systems
  • GNSS applications for Aviation
  • GNSS applications for Maritime and non-Aviation sectors
  • Legal and institutional aspects
  • Economic expertise
  • Certification and safety aspects
  • Programme management
  • General management