Despite this early opportunity coming to Kenya’s doorstep, the country remained oddly aloof to adopt space technology as part of the national development agenda.Read more "Absurd Anecdote: History of Space Technology In Kenya"
After a protracted process stretching beyond 5 years, the African Union (AU) Space Working Group delivered the African Space Policy document late last year (African Space Strategy V10_1). This document was subsequently adopted by African education, science and technology ministers and is expected to be approved by the AU Heads of States Summit in January 2016. This is […]Read more "African Space Policy"
Wish all readers a prosperous 2015. This year I hope to be more prolific with the frequency of articles shared on this website. We had very interesting developments within the space sector in 2014 and are confident that the trend will continue in 2015. For instance, there is an ongoing proposal for an African moon […]Read more "Welcome 2015!"
In this phase, Kenya will begin to transcend to the Operator level from a User level of the space technology capability hierarchy pyramid. This progression will be realized through further expansion of the resources and capacities formerly initiated in the preceding phases. Expanding capabilities will further be augmented by the introduction of completely new competences. […]Read more "Kenya Space Sector Formulation—Phase 4"
It is in this phase that the physical establishment of the proposed space sector’s infrastructure and tangible capacity commences. A concurrent tripartite approach targeting i) human, ii) organizational and, iii) societal capacity development is required to ensure a comprehensive and efficacious inception of the Kenyan space sector. Similarly, identification and strategic engagement of potential collaboration […]Read more "Kenya Space Sector Formulation—Phase 3"
Following the brutal attacks at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, I would like to convey my heart-felt condolences to the family and friends of the victims. This inexplicable and despicable beastly act occurred on 21st September 2013. May the fallen RIP and we pray for a rapid and wholesome recovery for the survivors. May God further […]Read more "Westgate Mall Attack"
Continued: 3. National A nationally driven initiative to embrace space-based technology is intrinsically a Kenyan domestic affair fostered by local stakeholders in the field. A mechanism to identify the methodology of assimilating space technology highlighting the corresponding priority areas will fall squarely on the shoulders of the government. The government is sole the custodian […]Read more "How should Kenya embrace Space-based Technology? — II"
In this post, I will explore several approaches Kenya can opt for to fully integrate space-based technology in its national developmental agenda. As outlined in the post on Space Missions, Kenya as a User is presently at the bottom of the space technology capability hierarchy pyramid. Consequently, Kenya must chart a path that will guarantee […]Read more "How should Kenya embrace space-based technology? — I"
Before we answer this question as applicable specifically in the Kenyan context, it is essential to understand what I mean by Space-based Technology which is used interchangeably with Space Technology. Space-based Technology refers to any technical capability that incorporates a man-made extra-terrestrial segment in its intended operation here on earth. Therefore, palpable examples of space-based […]Read more "Why Kenya Needs Space-Based Technology"
As I begin to make a case for the long overdue foray of Kenya into the space arena, may I kindly bring to your attention a recent Journal article that I co-authored with Prof Calestous Juma titled “Establishing a Space Sector for Sustainable Development in Kenya” in the International Journal for Technology and Globalisation. (Follow […]Read more "Kenya and Space Technology"