Capacity Building

The SAFIR Project under the Framework Programme “Support to air transport sector and satellite navigation in Africa” involved the set-up, staffing and operation of the Joint Programme Office (JPO) and the set-up and support for GNSS/SBAS Working Sessions (WSs). The 8 WSs, conducted around Africa, involved JPO staff and various African stakeholders and were organised around priority topics including future developments of EGNOS (V32), governance and liability, safety and certification for the deployment of SBAS in Africa, and the SBAS Services Implementation Roadmap.

The Action ‘Support to EGNOS in Africa, which started in 2016 reinforced the capacity building with the organisation of 9 additional workshops, all targeted at decision makers in the RECs with a view to appropriating the technology and mastering the institutional, economic and financial aspects of its implementation. This culminated in the submission of the first Preliminary Programme Proposal for the Eastern Africa SBAS Module, during the Kampala workshop held in April 2018.