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3rd IAA Regional Conference Space for Africa: Joint Participation, Knowledge Development and Sharing

24 - 26 November 2009
Abuja, Nigeria

Conference Report

Final program

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) in collaboration with the National Space
Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) of Nigeria held its first African Regional
Conference from 3rd‐5th December,2007 with the theme: “Space for Africa: Path to Knowledge
and Development”.

The conference was attended by participants from more than 17 countries. Seven (7) broad
sub‐themes were deliberated upon. These include Earth observation sciences and related
technology, Space Technology Development including Hardware and Software, Basic Space
Sciences, Sustainable Space Enterprise including National Security, Space Technology
Applications and the Development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
Sequel to the 2007 Abuja Conference, the Second edition of the IAA conference tagged
“Mediterranean 2008”was held in Tunisia in collaboration with Tunis Science City (CST) from
17th‐19th November, 2008. The theme of the conference is “Shared Exploration of Space
Application”. The IAA has again given its approval to NASRDA to host the third edition of the
Conference, with the theme “Space for Africa: Joint Participation, Knowledge Development
and Sharing”, from 24th – 26th November, 2009.

The 2009 Abuja Conference will highlight the role Joint Participation, Knowledge Development
and Sharing can play in the development and growth of Space Science and Technology in Africa
particularly in the application of space technology to the sustainable development of the
continent. The conference will provide a platform for interaction among the scientific, academic
and engineering communities of the world and Africa in particular to maximize the benefits of
space exploration and exploitation.


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