elib
DLR-Header
DLR-Logo -> http://www.dlr.de
DLR Portal Home | Imprint | Privacy Policy | Contact | Deutsch
Fontsize: [-] Text [+]

Space Supporting Africa, Volume 2: Education and Healthcare as Priority Areas in Achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Froehlich, Annette and Siebrits, André and Kotze, Christoffel (2021) Space Supporting Africa, Volume 2: Education and Healthcare as Priority Areas in Achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Studies in Space Policy, 27. Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-61780-6. ISBN 978-3-030-61779-0. ISSN 1868-5307.

[img] PDF - Only accessible within DLR
6MB

Official URL: http://www.springer.com/series/8167

Abstract

This book addresses the need to support decision-makers across Africa by promoting awareness of the importance of space technologies and data to African development through the presentation of existing examples where space supports education and healthcare, and by making recommendations for further roll-out of these efforts. This is necessary because of the enduring misconception that space-related research and expenditure competes with other, more pressing, needs on the continent, when in truth space can play a major role in meeting these needs. Accordingly, the book unpacks the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 and the critical needs they address in the African context. Secondly, it provides an analysis of the African higher education landscape and considers the network of higher education-related SDGs, their targets, and their indicators. Africa’s own development plan, Agenda 2063, is also explored. The African higher education landscape is then assessed by way of three models – the Space-Education Equation (SEE), the Benefits to Education by Space Transection (BEST), and the Enhanced Education for Sustainable Development Access and Success (EESDAS) model. The critical role of educational technologies and e-learning in bridging the educational access and success gap is appraised, as is the role of the space sector, and its technologies, applications, and data in African higher education. Finally, it explores e-health and provides an analysis of pertinent technologies required by e-health, past and present, and the opportunities and challenges it presents. Space technology can play a critical role in eliminating the barriers that are currently preventing e-health from playing a more significant role in a developing region such as sub-Saharan Africa.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/148441/
Document Type:Book
Title:Space Supporting Africa, Volume 2: Education and Healthcare as Priority Areas in Achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Froehlich, AnnetteUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8747-5425
Siebrits, AndréUniversity of Cape TownUNSPECIFIED
Kotze, ChristoffelUniversity of Cape TownUNSPECIFIED
Date:2021
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:27
DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-61780-6
Publisher:Springer Nature
Series Name:Studies in Space Policy
ISSN:1868-5307
ISBN:978-3-030-61779-0
Status:Published
Keywords:Africa, SDGs, Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want, e-education, e-health, capacity building
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Space Administration
Member of the Space Administration
Deposited By: Froehlich, Dr. Annette
Deposited On:28 Jan 2022 14:36
Last Modified:28 Jan 2022 14:36

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Browse
Search
Help & Contact
Information
electronic library is running on EPrints 3.3.12
Website and database design: Copyright © German Aerospace Center (DLR). All rights reserved.