Kenya Space Agency Launches Strategic Plan 2023-2027

The Kenya Space Agency board and management launched the KSA Strategic Plan 2023-2027 on Monday, 13th May 2024.
According to a news report by the Kenya Space Agency, the CS Defence H.E. Hon. Aden Duale officiated the launch event, accompanied by the CDF General Charles Kahariri and senior officers in the Ministry of Defence and Kenya Defence Forces. In addition, various stakeholders from the public and private sector were in attendance.
The strategic plan outlines the path for the Kenya Space Agency’s (KSA) aspirations to nurture Kenya’s emerging space economy, aiming to significantly contribute to national socioeconomic development over the next five years. Aligned with the KSA’s objective of the “effective utilisation of space capabilities for national development,” the plan focuses on six key areas for the implementation of the Kenyan space programme during this period.
  • Coordination and regulation of space activities,
  • ⁠National space capability development,
  • ⁠Utilisation of space services and technologies,
  • Space research, innovation and development,
  • Resource mobilisation⁠,
  • Strengthening institutional capacity⁠.
In his speech, H.E. Hon. Aden Duale stated that the strategic plan aligned with the national development agenda and priorities highlighted in Kenya’s Vision 2030, Medium-Term Plan IV and sought to contribute to the realisation of the Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda while also addressing other international and regional goals stipulated under the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and African Union Agenda 2030.
He further emphasised the importance of strategic partnerships, particularly the Kenya-Italy bilateral agreement on space and other space-related collaborations, as vital relationships for resource mobilization, accessing new markets and technologies, and enhancing capacity development for the Kenya Space Agency.
During his remarks, General Kahariri, the Chief of Defence, highlighted the crucial role of space in supporting national security agencies with environmental monitoring, disaster management, climate change monitoring and mitigation, and space situational awareness, among other areas.