SPACE FOR GLOBAL CHALLENGES
Wednesday 28 September 17:00 – 17:45
Guadalajara hall 8
Space programmes, activities or services support more and more the challenges we have on Earth. Space is not the solution, but a useful tool that can help addressing access to energy, digital divide, health, education, food and water, communications infrastructure or security on Earth. In particular space supports and can support much more the achievement of the 2015 UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals. An important goal is to understand the needs and expectations expressed by the actors concerned and to “translate” them into new applications or programme requirements for the future space activities. This session will explore new ways and approaches and how to intensify the use and benefits from space for global challenges.
Barbara J. RYAN
Executive Director, World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC)
Head of the Space Publications and Registration Division, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
CLIODN Chair, IAF