Agency for the Safety of Aerial Navigation in Africa and Madagascar

Agence pour la sécurité de la navigation aérienne en Afrique et à Madagascar (ASECNA)

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12 Dec 1959, Saint Louis (Senegal), on signature of a a convention, which was subsequently superseded by Dakar Convention on the Safety of Aerial Navigation in Africa and Madagascar, signed 25 Oct 1974, Dakar, amended 1987, Dakar. ASECNA was set up in the framework of the previous African and Mauritian Common Organization (OCAM).


Provide services necessary to guarantee the regularity and safety of flights of aircraft and of general air traffic in the territories of member states; manage members' airspace and those airspace for which the members have been vested with responsibility for meteorological and air traffic services.

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Provides technical and air traffic information, in-flight information, weather forecasts and reports, air traffic control services. Runs Civil Aviation and Meteorology Schools: African School of Meteorology and Civil Aviation (EAMAC) in Niamey (Niger); Regional Fire Fighting School, Douala (ERSI) in Douala (Cameroon); Regional School for Aerial Navigation and Management (ERNAM) in Dakar (Senegal). Organizes meetings and colloquia.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 17 countries
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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Agency
  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Aviation
  • Societal Problems
    • Safety
  • Research, Standards
    • Navigation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



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