Register for the Access to Space for All Initiative Expert Meeting 

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Source: UNOOSA

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) invites interested individuals to register for its virtual Access to Space for All Initiative Expert Meeting between 15-17 May 2023

About the Access to Space for All Initiative Expert Meeting 

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) launched the Access to Space for All initiative in 2018. It is a joint Initiative of UNOOSA and space agencies, research institutions and industry aimed at developing technical know-how, engineering processes and infrastructure of the United Nations Member States in hypergravity and microgravity experimentation, satellite development and space exploration. 

Objectives

The main objectives of the expert meeting are to:

  • Share success stories and challenges on capacity-building activities and effective outreach;
  • To discuss how to improve the Access to Space for All initiative;
  • Bring together partners, awardees, supporting governments, and potential future partners and applicants of the initiative to create a network and build new partnerships; and
  • To raise awareness of the Access to Space for All initiative;
Benefits
Potential future partners and applicants
  • Learn about the different opportunities provided under the initiative and the stories behind it;
  • Gain insights on the success stories and challenges presented by past/current awardees to help your future application; and
  • Learn about the initiative from the perspective of offering a capacity-building activity through insights from the partners.
Partners
  • Raise awareness of your activities and your organisation to a broad audience;
  • Share and gain insights from all the partners of the different programmes;
  • Connect with the awardees, other partners, and related government officials from the various opportunities to network; and
  • Get feedback from the awardees and applicants to improve the programme.
Past and current awardees
  • Share and gain insights from other awardees through success stories and challenges of the different programmes;
  • Connect with the partners, other awardees, and related government officials from the various opportunities to network;
  • Raise awareness of your project and the space-related activities of your organisation to a broad audience; and
  • Provide feedback and share needs and ideas to actively improve the initiative’s activities.
Government Officials
  • Learn about the different capacity-building opportunities provided under the initiative to develop human capital, accelerate space engineering education, and interest in STI in your country;
  • Collect information on successful capacity-building activities that could be relevant to your country; and
  • Connect with the partners, awardees, and other related government officials from the various opportunities to network.
Tentative Programme Timeline

Sessions one – four are open to all who register, and session five is restricted to partners, awardees and past applicants.

Day 1: Monday, 15 May 2023
  • Opening Remarks;
  • Overview of the Access to Space for All initiative – UNOOSA;
  • Session 1: Introduction of the Hypergravity and Microgravity Track; and
  • Speakers in this session will be partners and awardees, who will share their respective experiences.
Day 2: Tuesday, 16 May 2023
  • Session 2: Introduction to the Satellite Development Track;
  • Speakers in this session will be partners and awardees, who will share their respective experiences;
  • Session 3: Introduction to the Space Exploration Track; and
  • Speakers in this session will be partners and awardees, who will share their experiences.
Day 3: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
  • Session 4: Effective Outreach;
  • Awardees will present how to conduct effective outreach towards people who are interested in the initiative, how to showcase the project, etc.;
  • Session 5: Lessons Learned and Way Forward (restricted to partners, awardees and past applicants); and
  • Participants in this session will discuss recommendations on how UNOOSA can improve the initiative.
How to Apply 

Interested individuals must register here by 14 May 2023. In addition, the Microsoft teams link for the meeting will only be sent to registered people.

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