The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Kenya Space Agency (KSA) have agreed to collaborate on the project “The Space Act for New Space Actors”. The partnership will include a technical advisory mission to Nairobi, Kenya in the first half of 2023 to provide relevant legal advice and capacity building services to the regulatory authorities in Kenya.
The mission will assess Kenya’s needs in the area of international space law, taking into account the country’s specific judicial, administrative and technical requirements. Accordingly, the main objectives of the project are to establish an intergovernmental network of focal points to organize international expertise and to provide opportunities for peer-to-peer networking, face-to-face training and joint promotion of the project as it evolves. develop. of its implementation.
The Space Law for New Space Actors Project provides United Nations Member States with exceptional capacity-building capabilities to draft national space laws and/or national space policies accordance with international space law and regulatory frameworks to ensure the long-term sustainability of space activities.
In addition, the project raises awareness and encourages compliance with the existing normative framework governing space activities, especially the five international treaties on space law developed and signed within the framework of the United Nations. United Nations, specifically the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Space. space (COPUOS).
Similarly, Kenya Space Agency Acting Director General, Brigadier General Hillary B. Kipkosgey, said: “Kenya appreciates France’s support and goodwill as a donor country to help space professionals. ‘UNOOSA’ headquarters provides technical expertise and guidance as we seek to create facilitation and policy legislation. legal framework for space activities in Kenya. We look forward to cooperation and partners in the future.
UNOOSA Acting Director Niklas Hedman said: “We look forward to the opportunity to provide consulting and capacity building services to the country. We are confident that this activity will lead to greater acceptance, compliance and implementation of the United Nations treaties on outer space, as well as possible new space laws, policies or strategies available in Kenya.
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