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"
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"
The definitive road-map that Kenya needs to follow in order to establish a domestic space sector from scratch will essentially entail ascending the space technology capability hierarchy pyramid. This scrupulous technology capability evolution process will involve initial lumpy resource investments whose benefits will be commensurate with the level technology sophistication. We choose to segment Kenya’s […]Read more "Kenya Space Sector Formulation"
In our quest to illustrate how to establish a space sector for sustainable development in Kenya, we have so far addressed several pertinent fundamental themes. They include; What is space technology? Why does Kenya need space-based technology? The global space technology legacy and the prevailing global space technology trends. Under what framework should Kenya integrate […]Read more "So Far!"
As Expected, Kenya will encounter formidable challenges in her quest to establish a successful and vibrant domestic space sector. These impediments are not necessarily unique to Kenya, but, attributed to the fact that Kenya is still an industrially developing nation chiefly propped by an agri-based economy. Nonetheless, some of these hurdles will unnervingly be peculiar […]Read more "Potential Challenges to Establishing a Space Sector in Kenya"
By virtue of being a late entrant, Kenya is paradoxically opportunely placed to benefit from the experiences of other countries that have preceded her in embracing space technology for sustainable development. We have scrutinized in detail the space technology experiences of India and Brazil, and further succinctly analyzed a plethora of other developing countries’ methodologies […]Read more "Lessons Extricated from the Experiences of Kenya’s Predecessors in Embracing Space Technology"
In addition to scrutinizing the Indian and Brazilian space agendas, we shall further succinctly assess how other industrializing economies have co-opted space-based technology to accelerate national development. The scrutiny here shall delve to a relatively shallower extent than the previously addressed two case studies. The objectives, acquisition, assimilation, evolution, and applications of space technology by […]Read more "Space Technology in other Industrializing Countries—I"
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"