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Embedding Space in African Society

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Supported by Space Applications

  • Annette Froehlich

Part of the Southern Space Studies book series (SOSPST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Christine Müller
    Pages 113-126
  3. Jörg Rapp, Melanie Platz, Engelbert Niehaus
    Pages 237-253
  4. Annette Froehlich
    Pages 265-279

About this book


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.


Outer Space Africa Space Policy and Security Emerging Space Countries Space Cooperation

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.SpaceLabUniversity of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa

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