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Register for Global Conference on Space for Emerging Countries (GLEC 2019), Marrakech, Morocco

The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and the Centre Royal de Télédétection Spatiale (CRTS), with the support of the Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) are pleased to invite you from 24 – 26 April 2019 in Marrakech, Morocco for the first ever Global Conference on Space for Emerging Countries (GLEC 2019).

First Conference of its kind, #GLEC2019 aims at actively engaging emerging countries in the space scene by highlighting the socio-economic benefits of space applications; by understanding the various financial models for the optimal resourcing of national space programs; by identifying opportunities for technology and skills transfer; by creating awareness about the base infrastructure requirements needed for operationalising national space programs and by creating awareness on the essential legislative and policy elements that must be considered in establishing the foundation for national space programs.

The Conference programme is designed to bring together the international community, including senior representatives of the major space agencies, industry, governments, policy makers, academia and NGOs. These leaders in the field will converge in Marrakech to present results, exchange ideas, debate roadmaps, and discuss the future opportunities provided by space activities to emerging nations.

The comprehensive programme will include high-level keynotes and round tables focusing on:

  1. Benefits of Space Technology and Applications to Socio-Economic Development
  2. Financial Models and Resourcing
  3. Technology and Skills Development
  4. Base Infrastructure Requirements
  5. Space Industry Development and Support
  6. Legal and Policy

More information about the conference is available on GLEC website. Register here.

Space in Africa is an official media partner for GLEC 2019.




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