The Role of Space Agencies in Support of Emerging Countries

Wednesday 27 September 2017, 11:30 – 12:30
Location: Adelaide Convention Center – Hall D

The Global Network Forum (GNF) for Emerging Countries will be held during the IAC 2017 in Adelaide. This GNF is expected to be excellent occasions to promote IAF activities for emerging countries.

The UN Agreement on the Sustainable Development Growth (SDG) adopted in 2015 highlights that international collaboration is becoming increasingly important as it is one of critical factors to improve the welfare of people. This is especially relevant for developing countries and the collaboration between Space Agencies around the world have in order to have a more important role to play in promoting the use of space technology for sustainable socioeconomic development. Space technologies and applications can support decisions and policy makers in developing, implementing and monitoring sectorial policies and enhancing national capabilities in e.g. resource management, agricultural, regional development. In this regard, the GNF will engage space agencies leaders in reflecting on their role in support of emerging countries and promote the initiative of IAF members’ collaboration to enhance the utilization of space technology to enhance capabilities of emerging space nations.

Moderators

Jan WOERNER

Former Director General, European Space Agency (ESA)

France

Christina GIANNOPAPA

CLIODN Chair, IAF

Joo-Jin LEE

VP for Developing Countries and Emerging Members, IAF

Korea South

Speaker

Panelists

Roberto BATTISTON

Former President, Italian Space Agency (ASI)

Italy

Simonetta DI PIPPO

Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Austria

Francisco Javier MENDIETA JIMENEZ

General Director, Agencia Espacial Mexicana (AEM)

Mexico

Valanathan MUNSAMI

CEO, South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

South Africa

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