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SGAC presentation to UN COPUOS: Disaster Manager in Asia Pacific Region
SGAC presentation to UN COPUOS: Disaster Manager in Asia Pacific Region
SGAC presentation to UN COPUOS: Disaster Manager in Asia Pacific Region
SGAC presentation to UN COPUOS: Disaster Manager in Asia Pacific Region
SGAC presentation to UN COPUOS: Disaster Manager in Asia Pacific Region
SGAC presentation to UN COPUOS: Disaster Manager in Asia Pacific Region
SGAC presentation to UN COPUOS: Disaster Manager in Asia Pacific Region
SGAC presentation to UN COPUOS: Disaster Manager in Asia Pacific Region
SGAC presentation to UN COPUOS: Disaster Manager in Asia Pacific Region
SGAC presentation to UN COPUOS: Disaster Manager in Asia Pacific Region
SGAC presentation to UN COPUOS: Disaster Manager in Asia Pacific Region
SGAC presentation to UN COPUOS: Disaster Manager in Asia Pacific Region
SGAC presentation to UN COPUOS: Disaster Manager in Asia Pacific Region
SGAC presentation to UN COPUOS: Disaster Manager in Asia Pacific Region
SGAC presentation to UN COPUOS: Disaster Manager in Asia Pacific Region
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SGAC presentation to UN COPUOS: Disaster Manager in Asia Pacific Region

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By Bee Thakore, addressing the UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space in Vienna, Austria on behalf of Space Generation advisory council on youth members volunteering for disaster management from …

By Bee Thakore, addressing the UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space in Vienna, Austria on behalf of Space Generation advisory council on youth members volunteering for disaster management from space in the Asia Pacific Region.

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  • 1981-1985: STUDENTS FOR THE EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF SPACE (SEDS) SEDS is founded by Peter Diamandis at MIT and expanded to an international organization with Bob Richards and Todd Hawley 1986: SPACE GENERATION FOUNDATION The Space Generation Foundation is created by Richards, Diamandis and Hawley to generate and sponsor post-SEDS activities. 1987: ISU IS FOUNDED The International Space University is Founded by Richards, Diamandis and Hawley under the auspices of the Space Generation Foundation. 1996: X PRIZE ISCREATED Diamandis creates the $10M X-Prize to jump start the space tourism market. As you can well imagine, starting your own university and building a permanent campus is rather time consuming. During the rapid growth of their first project, the idea of the space generation fell silent for a few years. 1999: SPACE GENERATION FORUM ISU alumni convene the Space Generation Forum at Unispace III. Space Generation Advisory Council is formed for the UN. In 1999 something very big happened UNISPACE III, once a decade meeting of the UN and the whole world 200 youth invited, at the last minute pressures of ??? 5 of 10 youth recommendations included in the Vienna declaration.
  • There were two dates, April 12 1961 October 4 1957 Peter was older, so picked 1957 Thus.... The Space Generation Concept was Born [show of hands] Significant on a species level.
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    • 1. Youth Views on the capacity building for community-based disaster management in context of recent disasters in Asia Pacific Bijal “Bee” Thakore Regional Coordinator, Asia-Pacific Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the UN Programme on Space Applications Talk to: SGAC European Meeting, Copenhagen
    • 2.  The SGAC logo has 3 people floating in space with the UN-like wreaths of wheat around it.  A lot of thought went in to this logo, and the meaning and symbolism behind it:  The three people represent a community - we do not go in to space alone, butwith all humanity.
    • 3. 1. SGAC and the Asia Pacific Space Generation 2. Key events and activities 3. Key areas of concern 4. Where the Space Generation can help Content 16 June 2008 3UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC
    • 4.  Active membership in 14 countries  13 National points of contacts  SGC 2007 in Hyderabad, India Asia Pacific membership 16 June 2008 4UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC Official SGAC countries with NPoCs
    • 5. Youth population distribution  60 % of the world’s youth population  234 Million in South Asia  269 Million in East Asia  Youth issues - education, welfare, health and vulnerability  14 of the UN Declared Least Developing Countries are in Asia Pacific 16 June 2008 5UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC Official SGAC countries with NPoCs
    • 6. Youth views on Disaster Management - former SGAC input  UNISPACE III 1999  Recommendation to include ‘Priority Access to Mobile Satcom Network for Disaster Emergency Management’ in the Vienna Declaration on Space and Human Development  160 youth from 60 countries  SGAC 50 years Visions 2007  Recommended “Improvement of rapid response on disasters: Earth based/space based, especially for ‘developing’ or ‘third world countries’ which do not have indigenous tools”  2007 Highlights  Endorsed Workshop on Youth for Space: The Next 50 years held in Malaysia in September 2007  Endorsed the geo-information and educational portal by the Pakistan Space Agency 16 June 2008 6UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC
    • 7. 50 years visions roadmap QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 276 youth - 28 countries - 900 youth visions* *(both studies) 16 June 2008 7UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC
    • 8. Recent events in Asia Pacific  2004 South East Asian Tsunami QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 16 June 2008 8UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC The 2004 Boxing Day tsunami killed more than 200,000 people across south and south-east Asia. (AFP: William West)
    • 9. Recent events in Asia Pacific - II  2007 Cyclone ‘Sidr’ in Bangladesh 16 June 2008 9UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Christopher Lange QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
    • 10. Recent events in Asia Pacific - III  2008 Cyclone ‘Nargis’ in Myanmar 16 June 2008 10UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC
    • 11. Recent events in Asia Pacific - IV  2008 Earthquake in Sichuan, China 16 June 2008 11UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
    • 12. Disasters on an average in Asia Pacific 16 June 2008 12UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC Events in the past week Events in the past day
    • 13.  International Charter “Space and Major Disasters”  A number of regional initiatives including the  GMES programme in Europe  Sentinel-Asia’s operational system  SERVIR, a Mesoamerican visualization and monitoring portal.  UNOOSA and UN Members States defined United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN SPIDER). SGAC supports 16 June 2008 14UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC
    • 14. SGAC calls for  Capacity building for communities  An open, easy to maintain repository of natural disaster occurrence events so that trends can be identified  An emergency number that can be dialed just like the ambulance “SOS”  Involvement of the youth in decision making and the dissemination of information 16 June 2008 15UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC
    • 15. Thank you! See you in Glasgow… www.spacegeneration.org www.explorerswanted.com Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, Alex Karl, Contact: bee@spacegeneration.org QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. 16 June 2008 16UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC
    • 16. The Message 8 things the next generation wants the space world to consider  Improvement of communication (and IT) infrastructure, bringing information and education to even the farthest villages  Develop technology to use the ores & energy sources available beyond the Earth: A NEW MANHATTAN PROJECT IS NEEDED  The search for outer planets with life should continue  Greater involvement and participation of women  More effort needs to be given to collaborative NEO Tracking initiatives  Formalization and passage of a space code of conduct and the drafting of an international declaration of human intent to establish a peaceful space faring civilization.  Set up of an international moon/mars base with operations similar to the ISS  Improvement of rapid response on disasters: Earth based/space based, especially for ‘developing’ or ‘third world countries’ which do not have indigenous tools 16 June 2008 16UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC

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