Namibia Launches National Space Science and Technology Policy

The policy build on already laid global, regional and national regulations such as the UN Outer Space Treaties, the African Space Policy and Strategy, SADEC Protocol for Science and Technology, to mention a few.

This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image (2017) shows southeast Namibia and the western edge of the Kalahari Desert

Namibia is hoping to capitalise on remote sensing and geospatial technologies to address socioeconomic problems while targeting disaster management, urban planning, protection of economic territory, education, weather monitoring, agriculture, environmental monitoring.

Initiated by the National Commission on Research Science and Technology through its space science council with input from the local, regional, national and international community, the policy will embrace national, regional and international collaboration and promote national capacity building in various fields around space while creating a synergy between government, academia and industry.