Nepal successfully participated in United Nations/ Austria Symposium on “Access to Space: Holistic Capacity-Building for the 21st Century” Graz, Austria, 3 – 7 September 2017 Organized by The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, co-organized & co-sponsored by the Government of Austria European Space Agency (ESA), Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Austrospace, Joanneum Research, NPOC Space Law, Graz University of Technology, City of Graz, State of Styria, the Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology. More than 40 participants, from 30 countries had attended the Symposium highlighted on the framework of the topic on Space Science technology and the possible role of United Nations.
Sabin Gautam from Pokhara Astronomical Society (PAS) presented his paper on space science capacity buildings activities focus on youth and women in Nepal . The Symposium primarily focus on how space-based technology can be utilized for the holistic capacity building of our society. All symposium participants had presented their recommendation and to address the challenge for capacity building through space technology. The Symposium was concluded by addressing the objective of UNISPACE+50 to strengthen international coordination and cooperation in the use and applications of space science, technology as well as policy and law. In particular, the Symposium is expected to contribute mainly to Thematic Priority 7: Capacity building for the 21st Century.

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