In addition to organising the IAC, other global and regional events and the IAF Global Networking Forum (GNF), the IAF is active in, and offers the space community a range of activities and services within, three broad space-dedicated areas: education, honours and awards, and regional activities. Each stems from and helps it deliver its mission to promote collaboration and knowledge exchange, recognise achievements and prepare the workforce of tomorrow.

IDEA “3G” Diversity Platform

IAF “3G” IDEA provides a framework for an intensive and open exchange on diversity and equality aspects within the IAF and amongst IAF member organisations as well as potential IAF members and other organisations promoting diversity. On the basis of IAF “3G” IDEA, events of different nature shall be organized during the annual International Astronautical Congress, IAF Global Conferences, IAF Spring Meetings and other occasions, focusing on “3G” diversity topics.

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IAF Global Networking Forum (GNF)

In creating the GNF, which takes place at the International Astronautical Congress every year, the IAF created a forum that is global, comprehensive and appealing to a wide range of space actors. The GNF provides networking opportunities for students and young professionals, academics, decision & policy makers, the general public and all who contribute to the sharing of knowledge in the global space community. The GNF’s motto is ‘Meet. Share. Connect’.
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ico-educationIn accordance with its mission to prepare the workforce of tomorrow, the IAF actively supports and has a growing number of activities targeted at students and young professionals
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ico-awardThe IAF gives out a number of awards which are annually attributed to individuals and groups who have distinguished themselves in space cooperation and space activities at the global level
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ICON-Globe_2db052In accordance with its mission to advance international development and encourage international knowledge exchange and cooperation, the IAF has three regional groups, for Africa, the Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean, organising, supporting and participating in regional events and initiatives