Event – Virtual
WHAT: A high-level conference to build consensus on a coordinated approach to restarting and rebuilding the African aviation industry
WHO: The African Development Bank Group
WHEN: Thursday 3 December 2020
WHERE: Virtual (click here to register)
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the global aviation industry, including in Africa. According to data from the African Union, the tourism and travel sectors of the continent could lose $ 50 billion and at least 2 million direct and indirect jobs.
In response, the African Development Bank is hosting a high-level virtual conference entitled, Coordinating Effective Response to the COVID-19 Crisis Effects on the Aviation Industry in Africa, and using its convening power to bring together key stakeholders to make the necessary partnerships build and plan to mobilize resources to adequately fund the African aviation recovery strategy.
The conference is attended by dr. Fang Liu, ICAO Secretary-General; Dr. Amani Abou Zeid, AUC Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy; Mr. Solomon Quaynor, AfDB Vice President for Infrastructure, Private Sector and Industrialization; and CEOs and senior officials representing airlines, development partners, financiers, governments, regional organizations, and others.