HRST Commissioner holds bilateral discussions with the President of the ISU in Washington

The Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology at the African Union Commission, H.E. Professor Sarah Anyang Agbor, holds bilateral discussions with the President of the International Space University, Prof. Juan de Dalmau. The two leaders discussed collaborations on capacity building on Space matters. The bilateral discussion was held during the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), in Washington.

The Commissioner has said Capacity building remains the epicenter of the African Outer Space Flagship, and the Space Policy underlines the need to raise a critical mass of scientists as well as space administrators. Therefore your point on training as the possible area of collaboration is in line with our agenda. 

The African Union calls for revitalization and revolution of skills in specialized disciplines such as space science. Out of this vision that the Pan-African University was established, and four institutes already installed. The fifth institute dedicated to space science and technology is nearly operational added the Commissioner.

Prof. Juan de Dalmau, on his part, said by providing interdisciplinary educational programs to students and space professionals in an international, intercultural environment the International Space University (ISU) develops the future leaders of the world space community.

ISU serves as a neutral international forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas on challenging issues related to space and space applications. 

The IAC is a global convergence of the space fraternity, and this year’s edition focuses on the wider theme: Space, the Power of the Past, the Promise of the Future. It offers space players the opportunity to discuss the advancement and development of the industry, as well as celebrate the international achievements and partnerships that have become the hallmarks of space exploration.