Developing Nations Assistance 

ACI Developing Nations Airport Assistance (ACI-DNA) Programme
With the accelerating growth of aviation worldwide, the need to increase airport excellence in the fields of management, economics, safety, security and operations in developing countries is also growing.

In order for ACI to play an even stronger role and to increase the capacity already provided by the semi-annual ACI Fund seminars, the World Governing Board has approved the creation of an additional programme known as the ACI Developing Nations Airport Assistance (ACI-DNA) Programme.
ACI-DNA mission
Lead ACI’s effort to provide assistance to member airports in developing countries.
ACI DNA mandate
Manage ACI’s assistance programme effectively to achieve meaningful, sustainable results and engage in development of ACI member airports in developing countries, enabling those members’ effort to realize their development objectives.

The ACI-DNA Programme’s objective is to support member airports in developing countries. It will do so by aiding airport initiatives that are sustainable, have impact, and bring results to those airport members.

This will be achieved by working with ACI’s regional offices in ACI Africa, ACI Asia-Pacific and ACI Latin America Caribbean along with CIFAL-Atlanta United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
Seminars Date Language Location Remarks

Airport Security

Airport Non-Aeronautical Revenues 


25-26 March 2017 English  Livingstone, Zambia Adjacent to 57th ACI Africa Board & Regional Commitees Meetings / Regional Conference & Exhibition; two (2) seminars will be scheduled.

 Air Service Development 


 9-10 April 2017 English  Doha, Qatar  Adjacent to 12th Annual ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly, Conference and Exhibition.

ACI/ICAO Aerodrome Certification 26-30 June 2017 English Sydney, Australia
 Topics TBD  19-20 October 2017  English Port Louis, Mauritius    Adjacent to ACI World Annual General Assembly; two (2) seminars will be scheduled.

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*Please note that all registrations will be reviewed by the ACI DNA Programme and according ACI Region prior to acceptance.

ACI DNA Global Training Classroom Scholarships

Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants who wish to attend ACI's Global Training classroom courses. For more information, click on the link below. 

DNA Classroom Scholarship Application Guidelines 

ACI has established the Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP) fellowship programme to provide financial aid to qualified applicants from member airports of Least Developed Countries (UNCTAD list) and States to register for this programme.

ACI AMPAP Fellowship Registration Form 
ACI Fund
The ACI Fund for Airports in Developing Nations is an international non-profit organization, without political affiliation, founded in 1993. Its objective is to assist airports in developing countries, particularly with regard to training and human resource development. Although an independent legal entity, the ACI Fund is an integral part of ACI’s global programmes and services.

The ACI Fund is governed by the Fund Council, which is comprised of the founders and up to nine airport managers, with representation from all ACI regions.
ACI Fund activities
Organising seminars or training courses for airport mangers in developing countries, in collaboration with host airports. Some of the training courses offered include seminars on: airport management, aerodrome certification, wildlife management, aerodrome security and safety management systems.
Member lists
ACI Fund Council - September 2015 
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