African Regional Centre for Space Science & Technology Education (ARCSSTE-E) • Executive Director

Dr Ganiyu Ishola Agbaje is currently the Executive Director of the African Regional Centre for Space Science & Technology Education – English (ARCSSTEE), OAU Campus, Ile-Ife, Nigeria – an affiliated Centre of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), Vienna, Austria (March 2015 to date). He was the Director (Special Duties) in charge of the Space Council Secretariat, Nigeria (2013 – 2014). Prior to that he was the Director, Mission Planning, ICT, & Data Management of of the National Space Research & development Agency (NASRDA) – (2007-2013). Dr Agbaje is a Geoinformatics Scientist with PhD [Geography -Geomatics] Degree from Lancaster University, United Kingdom; MPhil. [GIS & Remote Sensing] from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; and MSc. & BSc. (Hon.) [Surveying] from University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is a Registered Surveyor (1989) and a Fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (2009). Dr Agbaje was the Group on Earth Observation (GEO)-Principal for Nigeria (2010 – 2014) and served on the GEO Executive Committee [EXCOM], Institution & Development Board, and Data-Sharing Working Group of GEO, Geneva during this period. Dr Agbaje is a member of the Nigeria delegation to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN-COPUOS) from 2005 to date. Dr Agbaje has written over fifty scholarly papers for publication and presentations at local and International conferences on Geoinformatics, Environment, Space Law, GNSS, Sustainable Development, Satellites, Health, etc. In addition, he is an awardee of many international Research Grants.


International Astronautical Congress 2019

21-25 October 2019

Washington, United States