ESCAP Asia-Pacific Space Leaders Forum, 2 November, New Delhi, India


The Asia-Pacific Space Leaders Forum is being organized by ESCAP and the India Space Research Organization (ISRO) on 2 November 2016, which will be held in advance of the first Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR), 3-5 November 2016, in New Delhi, India.

In light of the recent historic global mandates such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), and the Paris Climate Agreement, the Space Leaders Forum will be a crucial event for situating the Regional Space Applications Programme for Sustainable Development (RESAP) in this new global development landscape to ensure that the benefits of space technology applications reach all countries of the Asia-Pacific region. 

The Forum will bring together heads of space agencies from around Asia and the Pacific, to identify ways to enhance regional cooperation in space technology applications to implement the Sendai Framework and also develop a strategy for expanding the use of space technologies for advancing sustainable development.

Additionally ESCAP is organizing three thematic sessions during AMCDRR covering issues including early warning systems, information management and sharing for disaster risk reduction, and disability inclusive disaster risk management.

WHAT:          Asia-Pacific Space Leaders Forum

WHERE:        Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India

WHEN:          2 November 2016

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