|Strategies for integrating space applications to achieve SDGs in developing countries
|Giulia Costella, Author
|ISU Individual Project
|Illkirch-Graffenstaden (France) : International Space University, 2021
|1 electronic resource (vii, 51 p.) / col. ill.
|Includes bibliographical references
|Space activities have become an indispensable part of our lives. Unfortunately, however, not all the inhabitants of the world have a fair access to space technologies, either directly or indirectly. Some states, the so-called developing countries, are still a long way from developing a technological capacity that will serve as a boost to create a space program. Nevertheless, this does not detract from the fact that they can benefit from services derived from space activities implemented by other countries, in an international cooperation exercise aimed at improving the living conditions of their population. The United Nations Office for Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has been working together with its stakeholders since 2015 to achieve the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), making use of space activities. According to the Agenda 2030, one of the main objectives would be to ensure that all countries have equal measure of the socio-economic benefits from space products, such as technologies, data information and other spin-offs. However, six years after its publication, to what extent are developing countries successfully using all services provided by the space sector? What is the level of awareness in the world and particularly in these countries, about the essentiality of these services in responding to the greatest challenges of our time? After reviewing existing development programs implemented by some space institutions, this report aims at outlining a possible strategy that leads to an informed and efficient exploitation of space applications in developing countries.
|ISU program :
|Master of Space Studies
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