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Embedding Space in African Society

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Supported by Space Applications



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This book provides a detailed insight into how space and its applications are embedded, and can be further embedded, into African society in support of the SDGs, while taking into account the specific features, needs, and diversity of that society. Contributions drawn from across the continent and further afield provide analyses of the particular social situations in a variety of different African countries and regions, and highlight areas where space applications support the SDGs, and where they can further do so. The chapters cover a wide array of relevant and timely topics including basic needs like water quality, education, and capacity building, as well as financial, security, and legal aspects, together with facets of space technologies and infrastructure in Africa. Embedding Space in African Society will be of great interest to students and professionals in sustainable development, governance, and space studies.

Author Biography

Annette Froehlich is a scientific expert seconded from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to the European Space Policy Institute (Vienna), and Honorary Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Space Lab at the University of Cape Town (SA). She graduated in European and International Law at the University of Strasbourg (France), before completing business-oriented postgraduate studies and her PhD at the University of Vienna (Austria). Responsible for the DLR and German representation at the United Nations and International Organizations, Dr Froehlich was also a member/alternate head of the German delegation at UNCOPUOS. Moreover, she is the author of a multitude of specialist publications and serves as lecturer in space policy, law and society aspects at various universities around the globe. Her main areas of scientific interest are European space policy, international and regional space law, emerging space countries, space security and space & culture.
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April 12th, 2019
Edited by Annette Froehlich
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1st ed. 2019
20 Tables, color; 48 Illustrations, color; 5 Illustrations, black and white; VIII, 291 p. 53 illus., 48 illus. in color.
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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