Fifteenth United Nations/International Astronautical Federation Workshop on "Space Education and Capacity Building for Sustainable Development"

Kitakyushu, Japan, 14-15 October 2005

The Workshop was organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) in conjunction with and as associated event of the 56th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), held in Fukuoka, Japan, from 17 to 21 October 2005.

The Workshop was co-sponsored by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), City of Kitakyushu, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), European Space Agency (ESA), and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Honorary Committee for the Workshop (in alphabetical order):

  • A. Azcarraga (Director, Space Department, SENER, Spain)
  • M. Barbosa (Deputy Director-General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO))
  • S. Camacho (Director, Office for Outer Space Affairs, United Nations (UN/OOSA))
  • Y. Matogawa (Director, Space Education Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan)
  • U. R. Rao (Chairman, Committee for Liaison with International Organisations and Developing Nations, International Astronautical Federation (CLIODN/IAF))
  • J. Zimmerman (President, International Astronautical Federation (IAF))

Programme Committee for the Workshop (in alphabetical order):

  • Y. Beguin (GMES Networking Project, IAF)
  • S. Chernikov (Space Applications Section, UN/OOSA)
  • T. Chiku (Space Education Office, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan)
  • M.-E. De Vel (International Relations, European Space Agency (ESA))
  • K. Doetsch (President, Doetsch International Space Consultants, Canada)
  • P. Lála (Outer Space Consultancy, Czech Republic)
  • A. Lee (Chief, Space Applications Section, UN/OOSA)
  • R. Missotten (Division of Earth Sciences, UNESCO)
  • M. Miyake (Office of Space Flight and Operations, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan)
  • M. K. Rao (CEO, Navayuga Spatial Technologies Pvt Ltd, India)
  • M. Watanabe (Director for International Space Cooperation, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan)

Online Presentations and Papers

Note: The views expressed in the presentations and papers below are those of the authors and do not reflect the policies or views of the United Nations or the Office for Outer Space Affairs. The presentations and papers are provided solely for informational purposes.

14 October 2005
Opening Session
  Welcome addresses / Opening remarks City of Kitakyushu, UN-OOSA, IAF, ESA, UNESCO
Introduction of side events in Kitakyushu in support of the UN/IAF Workshop: brief presentation on: i) the Symposium on Space Development; ii) Essay Contest on "Space Utilization"; and iii) Space Day Commemoration Event "Fureai" Festigal 2005 O. Kashiwagi,
Chief Executive, Economic and Cultural Affairs Bureau City of Kitakyushu
Keynote Address I: Space Science and Technology for Capacity Building and Sustainable Development Prof. U. R. Rao, IAF/CLIODN
Keynote Address II: Sparking new interest in children's minds: space activities for our next generations Y. Matogawa,
Director, Space Education Center, JAXA, Japan
Technical Session 1 - "Promoting space education for primary and secondary school students"
Chair: Dr. K. Oyama, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), JAXA, Japan
  Inspiring young people to build a better society for a better future: goals and principles of JAXA Space Education Center Ms. Takemi Chiku,
Space Education Office, JAXA, Japan
INPE remote sensing education programs for primary and highschool teachers Dr. T.M. Sausen,
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE), Brazil
Insuring Future Generations of Global Competitors in Space Dr. Patricia J. Arnold, Vice President of Education and Workforce Development Space Foundation, USA
GLOBE Program: exciting, world-wide, hands-on education and science program Dr. Teresa J. Kennedy,
Director, International/U.S. Partnerships and Outreach, The GLOBE Program, USA
Eduspace: bringing Earth observation and its applications to the classroom Mr. Maurizio Fea,
School-community coordination in pre-service training that includes the peaceful use of space in developing countries Dr. Virgil M. Lorenzo,
Peace Schools International, University of Phoenix, USA
Workshop discussion: Best practices and challenges of promoting space education for primary and secondary school students
Technical Session 2 - "Providing education and training for space scientists and engineers for space activities in the coming years"
Chair: Prof. U. R. Rao, IAF/CLIODN
  Graduate course level education in JAXA Prof. Takashi Abe,
Graduate Student Education Center, JAXA, Japan
Enrichment of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education -Programs and Initiatives Mr. Jeffery Cardenas,
Director, Universities Space Research Association, USA
Promoting Space Science and Technology Education and Training in Asia and the Pacific Mr. Xu Yansong,
CNSA, China
Space Education and National Capacity Building through Collaboration on Small Satellite Missions Dr. Wei Sun,
Marketing & Business Development Director, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), UK
Space education in Australia - The secondary and tertiary experience and its international role Dr. Salah Sukkarieh,
School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia
Real Time Distance Education Experiment for Geo-informatics Field Dr. Michiro Kusanagi,
Visiting Professor, School of Advanced Technologies, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
BISSAT - an international student experience Mr. Fernando Stancato,
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
The role of the IAA Subcommittee on Small Satellites for Developing Nations in providing education and training for space scientist and engineers Dr. Petr Lala,
External consultant, Czech Republic
Satellite Engineering Education with the South African pathfinder satellite Mr. Sias Mostert,
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
CRTS space education to contribute to sustainable development Dr. Abderrahman Atillah,
CRTS, Morocco
Workshop discussion: Challenges of securing skilled personnel and professionals for space activities and contributions of space education and research to the overall advancement of science and technology
15 October 2005
Technical Session 3 - "Enhancing public awareness and increasing support for space activities"
Chair: Dr. Teresa J. Kennedy, The GLOBE Program, USA
  Increasing public awareness of space activities and inspiring students: celebration of World Space Week Mr. Dennis Stone,
President, Spaceweek International Association, USA
Public-Private Partnership Strategies: New Paradigms for Sustainable Space Education and Outreach Development. Way of Implementation and Development in Europe Mr. Carsten Holze, AG, Bremen, Germany
Increasing awareness of young generation in Africa: endeavor "Under African Skies" Ms. Gulnara Omarova,
Space Generation Advisory Council
Lao environmental education and awareness strategy Mr. Khampadith Khammounheuang,
National Science, Technology & Environment Agency, Laos
Capacity building in space technology in Iraq Dr. Asaad Jassim,
Satellite Technology Centre, Ministry of Science and Technology, Iraq
Space education initiatives in the Philippines - The Philippine World Space Week Celebrations 2005 Dr. Jose Edgardo L. Aban,
Committee on Space Technology Applications, the Philippines
Workshop discussion: Challenges of leading awareness increase efforts toward increasing public support for space activities
Technical Session 4 - "Strengthening international framework to support global and regional initiatives to enhance space education and capacity building"
Chair: Dr. Karl Doetch, President, Doetsch International Space Consultants, Canada
  Promoting Rocketry Through Water Rocket in Indonesia Dr. Mr. Edi Sofyan,
National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), Indonesia
Promoting space education toward supporting the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development Development in Europe Ms. Yolanda Berenguer,
The Space Conference of the Americas: a regional framework to enhance space education and economic development Ambassador Ciro A. Arevelo,
Embassy of Colombia in Austria (on behalf of the pro tempore secretariat of IV. C.E.A.)
Increasing Education and Training Opportunities Using Space for Strengthening Capacity at National and International Level Dr. V. Sundararamaiah / Dr. P. S. Roy, ISRO, India
Strengthening capacity of developing countries in space science and technology: UN-affiliated Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education -- Presentations of representatives of the Regional Centres on Space Science and technology Education, affiliated to the United Nations Ms. Alice Lee, UN-OOSA

Dr. P. S. Roy, ISRO & Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific, India

Prof. A. Touzani, Director, African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education - in French Language, Morocco

Dr. T. M. Sausen, Director of Brazil Campus, Centro Regional de Educação em Ciência e Tecnologia Espaciais para América Latina e Caribe, Brazil

Dr. O. Jegede, Director, African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education - in English Language, Nigeria
Workshop discussion: Developing a strategy to strengthen international framework to support global and regional initiatives to enhance space education and capacity building: challenges and opportunities
Working Groups Session
Coordinators: Ms. Alice Lee, UN-OOSA and Mr. Mukund Rao, IAF
  Formation of Working Groups
Participants to be grouped into 4 working groups, one working group per technical session.
Moderated by UN-OOSA
Working Groups Meetings
On the basis of discussions at the end of each session, each working group further elaborates on the recommendations
Each working group chaired by the chairperson of the respective technical session
Closing Session
Chair: Mr. Mukund Rao, VP - IAF
  Presentation of recommendations by the Working Groups, and Workshop discussion Coordinators of WG Session, Chairpersons of the Working Groups
Closing ceremony MEXT (Japan), UN-OOSA, IAF, ESA, UNESCO, IAC 2006 LOC (Spain)
Poster Session
  Education activities realeted to remote sensing and environmental projects in Medellin, Colombia Ms. Ana Maria Gomez Mora,
ISAGEN, Colombia
Use of space technology for tele-education Mr. Faustino Armando Nhanombe,
Meteorological Institute, Mozambique
Space education and capacity building for sustainable development, with emphasis on disaster management Mr. Harun R. M. Muturi,
Chief Science Secretary, National Council for Science & Technology, Kenya
Posters on Eduspace project ESA
Whole brain learning environments approach for teachers, young students and even astronauts Mr. Daniel Inda,
Advisor to the Director, Engineering Institute, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Applications of space technology and space education in Thailad Mr. Siripong Atipan,
Assistant Head, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering , Kasetsart University, Thailand
Education curricula development and public awareness Mr. Shriharsh Koirala,
Executive Director, Planetarium Observatory & Science Museum Dev. Board, Nepal
Disaster management in Afghanistan Mr. Mirwais Ahmadzai,
Faculty of Geosciences, Kabul University, Afghanistan
Environmental security Mr. Yunir Gataullin,
Tashkent Research Institute of Space Engineering, Uzbekistan
Space technology assists Mongolian herders and farmers in disaster risk reduction


Powerpoint presentation
Ms. Oyun Ravsal,
Mongolia Information Technology Development Association, Mongolia
Monitoring harmattan dust in the semi-arid region of Nigeria using TOMS aerosol index data Mr. Lihwu Eugene Akeh, Mr. Anthony Anuforom, Mr. Ifeanyi D. Nnodu,
Nigerian Meteorological Agency, Nigeria
Use of space based techniques in monitoring evapotranspiration, constraints to possible applications in Africa Mr. Barnabas Chipindu,
University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
Space Generation Network: A Capacity Building Effort Jim Volp, Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)
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