The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) is set to host the 2021 edition of her annual International Space Dialogue and National media conference on space science, technology and innovations with the theme, ‘Effective utilisation, promotion and reporting of space science, technology and innovation in post COVID-19 era’.
A statement by the head, media and corporate communications of the agency, Dr Felix Ale, said the global conference which would be hosted by NASRDA in collaboration with the Nasarawa State government, had been slated to hold on November 25, 2021 at Senator Robert Ajayi Borroffice Conference Centre, NASRDA headquarters in Abuja.
The governor of Nasarawa State, Alhaji Abdullahi Sule, would be the special guest on the occasion and would also deliver one of the lead papers at the official opening session of the conference, he said.
The NASRDA spokesman explained that the choice of Nasarawa State for collaboration with the space agency was in recognition of the giant strides and enviable achievements recorded by the state in the area of educational development, particularly the priority accorded science and technical education by the Abdullahi Sule administration
According to him, the space agency is also inspired by the revolution in the health sector with a particular reference to the successful completion and commissioning of the multi-billion-naira Nasarawa State infectious disease, diagnosis and research centre.
The 2021 edition of the annual international space dialogue and national media conference promises to proffer viable technology-based solutions to the myriad of challenges facing human society and also provide a veritable platform to deliberate on the crucial role of the media towards the promotion of this critical sector, particularly in post covid-19 era, he pointed out.
The conference will have in attendance relevant government officials from ministries, departments, agencies, armed forces, police, para-military, tertiary institutions, state commissioners of science and technology and media executives from various organizations in the country.