SESSION 1: BENEFITS OF SPACE TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS TO SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PART 1 – AGENCY PERSPECTIVE

Wednesday 24 April

The primary focus of emerging countries in developing national space programmes is to leverage the benefits of space technologies and applications products and services. Whereas some countries may have a fair appreciation of what this entails, there are a significant number of emerging countries that have not grasped this important benefit and how this can assist in the socio-economic development of the country. The Session focus will be on:

  1. Recognizing the relevance of space technologies and applications to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
  2. Valuing how space technologies and applications can assist in the socio-economic development of a country.

11:40 – 11:50 : KEYNOTE 1

Speaker

Driss El Hadani

Director General, Royal Centre for Remote Sensing (CRTS)

Morocco

11:50 – 13:10 : HIGH-LEVEL PANEL PART 1

Moderator

Jean-Pascal Le Franc

Director of Planning, International Relations and Quality, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

France

Speakers

Mohammed Nasser AL AHBABI

Director General, UAE Space Agency

United Arab Emirates

Pascale EHRENFREUND

Research Professor, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University

Austria

Sergey SAVELIEV

Deputy Director General for International Cooperation, ROSCOSMOS

Russia

Jean-Yves LE GALL

President, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

France

Chris Lee

Chief Scientist, UK Space Agency

Valanathan MUNSAMI

CEO, South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

South Africa

Rashad Nabiyev

CEO / Chairman of the Board, Azercosmos

Dominique TILMANS

President, EURISY

Belgium

Mohamed Bayoumy AbdelKader Zahran

Chairman, National Authority For Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS)

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