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.
CLIODN Chair, IAF
VP for Developing Countries and Emerging Members, IAF
Simonetta DI PIPPO
Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)