CSIS hosts programme tagged African Space Race


The Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will be hosting a programme tagged “The African Space Race” on Friday, April 30, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the CSIS Headquarters at 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW Washington, DC.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies is a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to advancing practical ideas to address the world’s greatest challenges. CSIS’s purpose is to define the future of national security and are guided by a distinct set of values—non-partisanship, independent thought, innovative thinking, cross-disciplinary scholarship, integrity and professionalism, and talent development. CSIS’s values work in concert toward the goal of making a real-world impact

The event covers Africa’s growing space programme and the new political, economic, security opportunities and challenges for the United States.
The technology transfer process, access to technologies and data, and support for systems development can increase U.S. political influence vis-à-vis U.S. adversaries; bolster two-way trade and investment as well as deepen national security ties between the United States and African partners. Africa’s space industry is projected to grow from $7 billion to over $10 billion in the next five years—presenting a significant opportunity for U.S.-Africa trade, which rested at a mere $33 billion in 2020. Furthermore, U.S. engagement in Africa’s space industry has the potential to translate into African support for U.S. positions on data-sharing, safety coordination, and other international space norms.

Interested persons are enjoined to enrol in the CSIS Africa Program and the CSIS Aerospace Security Project (ASP) for a public event on opportunities to advance commercial space systems in Africa, science and exploration, launch platforms, space norms, and multilateralism, as well as implications for global power competition.

Dr Monica Juma, Kenya’s Defense Cabinet Secretary – the Keynote speaker – will provide opening remarks. A panellist discussion featuring Todd Harrison (Aerospace Security Project), Temidayo Oniosun (Space in Africa), and Julie Klinger (University of Delaware) will come after the remarks.

The event will be webcast live from this page.

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