An agreement was reached between ICAO and the Government of the State of Qatar that will extend the ICAO-Qatar Developing Country Scholarship Programme for three more years. The programme aims to deliver training to aviation personnel globally to ensure the safety, efficiency and regularity of international civil aviation and alignment with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).

The agreement was signed by ICAO Secretary General Juan Carlos Salazar and Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) President H.E. Mohamed Faleh Al Hajri at a virtual signing ceremony held in Montréal and Doha.

Implemented through the ICAO Technical Cooperation Bureau, the programme will award scholarships to participants worldwide in areas of training jointly identified by ICAO and the Government of Qatar targeting developing countries most in need of assistance in those specific areas of training. ICAO will assist the Government of Qatar in identifying and recommending relevant subject matter experts and processing the nominations received jointly with the Government of Qatar.

Announcements of the first scholarships will be issued by ICAO in the upcoming weeks.