The GHI Big Debate: how does Africa deliver on the growth rhetoric?

11:30 - 12:45

Africa’s aviation market is predicted to top the global growth charts over the next 20 years. But, despite the impressive stats, Africa faces seismic challenges around interconnectivity and co-operation, with just 23 out of 54 countries signed up to the Single African Air Transport Market Agreement (SAATM). Africa must also address fears over below par safety, security and workforce skills development to deliver on the expected growth demand. This debate will unite key decision makers from across the continent to discuss a way forward. The findings will shape a manifesto for change to be delivered to air transport policy makers at the African Union.

Have your say on African aviation: email questions to

Gordon Anyimu, Head of Ramp services, Kenya Airways

Rishi Thakurdin, Director Safety, Technical and Legal Affairs, ACI Africa

Gaoussou Konate, Chief Executive Officer, KONSA SARL

Abdoulaye Cisse, Group COO - Ground Handling & Cargo, GH Office, National Aviation Services (NAS)

Rev. Alexander Kwaku Yeboah, Air Cargo Inspector, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority