Rabat (UNA-OIC) – The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) held a meeting with the Space Foundation, USA, to define a framework of action and discuss plans for the implementation of future cooperation programs and activities between the two parties in space sciences and related industries.
ICESCO was represented at the meeting, held via videoconference on April 23, by Advisor to the Science and Technology Sector Dr. Mohamad Sharif, and Expert in the Sector Dr. Foued El Ayni, while the Foundation was represented by Chief Operating Officer Ms. Shelli Brunswick, and Digital Engagement Strategist Ron Sparkman.
During the meeting, both parties have discussed partnership in holding an international symposium on the introduction of space science and technology in the ICESCO Member States. They also highlighted the importance, challenges, and opportunities of the field for science, technology and innovation.
The international symposium will see the participation of agencies, astronauts, and specialists in space technology, to discuss the importance of the field in strengthening communication infrastructure, disaster management, education improvement, environmental protection, agriculture development, and natural resource management.
The proposed symposium will also discuss the role of space technology in the development of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs, in addition to capacity building and individual skill development.
The meeting came to an end with an agreement on coordination to promote cooperation between the two parties.