AIS to AIM Workshop for Africa

This Time for Africa!

A workshop to learn everything about the ICAO Roadmap for the Transition from AIS to AIM. This workshop is dedicated to Africa and the ICAO AFI region, although others are welcome.

The workshop covers:

  • The 3 phases and 21 steps of the Roadmap
  • Additional AIM topics missing from the Roadmap but closely related
  • All steps are explained in detail and illustrated
  • Concrete solutions are listed to implement them: software products from various providers, both premium and cheaper solutions
  • Debate & action sessions to help participants assess their organisation’s status with respect to the Roadmap.

2 separate events: one in English, one in French.

Note: live translation will be available in Portuguese. Please contact us for details.

1st day Agenda

9:00 Welcome, roundtable & introduction
9:15 ICAO Roadmap Overview
9:30 ICAO Roadmap Phase 1: Consolidation
10:30 Break, refreshments
11:00 ICAO Roadmap Phase 1: Consolidation (cont’d)
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 ICAO Roadmap Phase 2: Going Digital
15:00 Break, refreshments
15:30 ICAO Roadmap Phase 2: Going Digital (cont’d)
17:00 Malawi, the warm heart of Africa (surprise event)
18:30 Cocktail

2nd day Agenda

9:00 ICAO Roadmap Phase 2: Going Digital (cont’d)
10:30 Break, refreshments
11:00 ICAO Roadmap Phase 3: Information Management
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 ICAO Roadmap Phase 3: Information Management
15:00 Break, refreshments
15:30 AIM 2.0: SWIM and Data Services
16:30 Conclusion: the way forward
17:00 End of workshop


Lilongwe, Malawi

Both workshops will be held at the Bingu Wa Mutharika International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe, Malawi. It is at walking distance from several hotels nearby and from Malawi DCA headquarters.

Lilongwe city center is easily reachable with quick taxi drive.

For whom?

The workshop is recommended to all aeronautical information personnel interested in getting ready for the digital transition to AIM:

  • Civil Aviation Authorities: personnel involved in the regulatory side of AIS and responsible for the oversight of the transition to AIM
  • Aeronautical Navigation Service Providers:
    • Head of AIS and AIS sections managers
    • AIS officers from AIP, NOTAM, PIB sections 
  • Military AIS

The content of the workshop is suitable from senior management to entry-level personnel with an AIS background. Senior management will get the required knowledge and awareness to make the right decisions during the strategic transition from AIS to AIM. Officers will get a solid foundation to take a full role implementing the transition in their organisation.

No AIS left behind!


Basic understanding of ICAO Annex 15.
ICAO English or French Language Proficiency Requirements: level 3 or above



UPDATE: Due to the covid-19 situation, the workshop is postponed. The new dates will be announced ASAP.

The workshop is planned on:

  • 25-26 October 2021 in English
  • 27-28 October 2021 in French

Due to the changing situation related to the pandemic, participants are invited to book flexible flights and accommodation. Nilacandi reserves the right to postpone the training in case of changes in official measures in Malawi.


Delegate category 2-day workshop fee per person1
Africa/AFI region, early bird2, group of 3 or more3 445.5€ 539US$
Africa/AFI region, early bird2 495€ 599US$
Africa/AFI region 550€ 666US$
Rest of the world 1100€ 1332US$
  1. US$ prices are indicative only
  2. Early bird: tickets booked and paid by 15th July 2021.
  3. Groups of 3 or more delegates from the same organisation

IFAIMA 10% discount to IFAIMA members from the prices above!

Please contact us if your organisation would prefer a private workshop.

What’s included

  • Participation fee for the workshop for 1 person, for 2 days, either English or French session
  • Training material (printed copy)
  • Access to Nilacandi Academy’s online AIS to AIM training for 1 year
  • Lunch, refreshments during breaks, bottled water
  • 1 networking cocktail with surprise event
  • Airport shuttle (for a limited list of hotels, please enquire for details)
  • Workshop carry-on bag and goodies
  • Individual certificate of completion

Not included: delegates’ travel expenses, shuttle from accommodation to workshop venue, breakfast and other meals not indicated above, personal expenses.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation before 15th July 2021: 50€ retained. Cancellation before 15th September: 50% retained. thereafter, no cancellation permitted. Change of participant: free of charge.

Covid-19 measures

Malawi status as of May 2021

Incidence rate is less than 1 new case per 100.000. Borders are open to most international travellers. A negative covid-19 test result is required to avoid quarantine. Latest information available at 

Protection measures

Nilacandi and the venue organisation will implement the following measures to prevent propagation of the coronavirus during the workshop:

  • Social distancing: the venue is large enough to keep 1.5m between participants
  • Participants are requested to always sit at the same place. Name tags will be provided.
  • The venue will be suitably aerated
  • Facial masks and sanitiser gel will be provided free of charge

Visa requirements

The following information is valid as of April 2021. Latest information is available at:

African countries exempt from visa (or the visa is free) for entering Malawi: Botswana, Eswatini, Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

African countries/territories eligible for visa on arrival: Benin, Cape Verde, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Western Sahara.

Delegates from other countries may obtain an e-visa at the website above.


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Umodzi Park by night, © Umodzi Park
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