Syslab at UN/Russian Federation Workshop on Human Capacity-Building in Space Science and Technology
Syslab took part in the United Nations/Russian Federation Workshop on Human Capacity-Building in Space Science and Technology for Sustainable Social and Economic Development, held in Samara, Russian Federation, between October 30 and November 2, 2017. This workshop was co-organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and Samara National Research University. It addressed the role of human capacity building for using space science, technology, and its applications in support of sustainable development, with a particular focus on developing and emerging countries.
As well, the workshop was an opportunity to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the space age - the launch of the Sputnik 1 satellite in October 1957. Group discussions and wrap-up session concentrated on how international and national efforts in the development of human potential and capacity-building in space science and technology can support sustainable social and economic development and contribute to the SDGs and UNISPACE+50, in particular to its seventh Thematic Priority: Capacity-building for the 21st Century”.
Dr. Lagutov represented the Central European University and the Syslab at the workshop, introducing the ISEPEI project and discussing the role of universities as hubs in promoting practical application of ICTs and space technologies. He also chaired the session on Enhancing Public Awareness and Increasing Support for Space and took part in the working group on Space Society as a rapporteur and chairman.
You can find recordings of the workshop’s sessions on the Samara University website.
More information about the UN/Russian Federation Workshop on Human Capacity-Building in Space Science and Technology for Sustainable Social and Economic Development can be found here.