The Case of GMES as a Support Tool to Meet the Millennium Development Goals
Recommendations for the Current and Upcoming EU Council Presidencies in 2010 on Space Applications and Sustainable Development in Africa
As the world celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Space Age in 2007, one can observe that the digital- divide between developed and developing countries has widened. This leaves most needy populations unable to benefit from technological innovations made in Space applications, despite a recognised potential to promote sustainable development. This article seeks to demonstrate the usefulness of Space applications as strong supports to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It focuses on GMES for Africa which should be used as a starting point for Europe to meet the MDGs and promote capacity- building.
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