Kenya: COVID-19 Public Health & Safety Training for Airport Staff

Thursday, May 28, 2020

We’re pleased to be providing technical support for public health and safety training all this week for staff at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim is to equip airport staff with specific COVID-19 health safety response training and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as they prepare to open the airport.

The training initiative was convened by the East Africa Community (EAC) Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA) and supported by our technical teams from the GIZ-funded ‘Support to Pandemic Preparedness in the EAC Region’ project EPOS is implementing. Flying doctors from AMREF, an air ambulance service providing medical evacuation services throughout the EAC region, are also undertaking technical training.

Training participants were drawn from the airport key stakeholders at Jomo Kenyattta International airport including cabin and aircrew staff, immigration, port health amongst others

The training was opened by Thomas Wimmer, Deputy Head of Misson and Head Economic Affairs, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Nairobi, Kenya. Additional dignitaries included the Kenya Civil Avian Authority (KCAA) - Director-General, Captain Gilbert Kibe, Kenya Airport Authority, Managing Director Linus Kibe , the Executive Director of CASSO, Emile Ngao as well the Jomo Kenyatta International airport Manager, Abel Gogo.

The training is being conducted with adherence to strict social distancing protocols, which can be observed in the group training photo.