Space Supporting Africa

Volume 3: Security, Peace, and Development through Efficient Governance Supported by Space Applications

; Nicolas Ringas ; James Wilson

Serie: Studies in Space Policy 28

Africa faces numerous challenges relating to good governance due to its vast and diverse landscape, as well as its history. This book explores the role of space-based applications in supporting African good governance by strengthening civil society, bolstering democratic processes and advancing socio-economic development. Les mer
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Africa faces numerous challenges relating to good governance due to its vast and diverse landscape, as well as its history. This book explores the role of space-based applications in supporting African good governance by strengthening civil society, bolstering democratic processes and advancing socio-economic development. The increased use of such applications can accelerate Africa's progress towards the United Nations Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the African Union's Agenda 2063 aspirations



This book examines key challenges facing governance within African to provide an accurate account of the current African context. It discusses specific examples of e-governance and digital solutions that leverage space-based technologies and have been successfully implemented in both the developed and developing world. In the context of the numerous satellite constellations being deployed to provide affordable Internet connectivity globally, it examines the major actors in this sector and presents additional governance solutions based on remote sensing and Earth observation data.



Given its scope, the book will be of interest to professionals and students in the fields of development, governance and space studies.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

A Look at Governance throughout Africa.- E- Governance in Africa and the World.- Space Supporting Governance through Connectivity and Communication.- Space Supporting Governance through Applications for Human Development in Africa.

Om forfatteren

Dr. Annette Froehlich is a scientific expert seconded from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to the European Space Policy Institute (Vienna), and an honorary adjunct senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town (South Africa) at SpaceLab. Responsible for DLR and German representation to the United Nations and International Organizations, she was also a member/alternate head of delegation of the German delegation to UNCOPUOS. Moreover, she has authored several specialist publications and serves as lecturer at various universities worldwide in space policy, law and society aspects. Her main areas of scientific interest are European space policy, international and regional space law, emerging space countries, space security and space & culture.



Nicolas Ringas graduated with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2012. He has been working at an engineering consultancy firm in the water, oil and natural gas sector, specializing in electromagnetic interference issues with AC power lines, railways and cables. He is currently completing a M.S. in Space Sciences at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.



James Wilson graduated from Electrical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2017. He has a keen interest in space technology and hence pursued a M.S. in Space Science at the University of Cape Town in 2018. He successfully completed his dissertation in designing a control system for a liquid rocket test stand. He is currently working on renewable energy projects throughout Africa.