Regional Space Applications Programme for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific (RESAP)

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UN ESCAP
International
International organizations

Information about the project
Regional Space Applications Programme for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific (RESAP)
A broad range of activities in space technology applications. Two current major areas of focus are: (1) Satellite Communications for Connectivity: promoting public-private partnerships (and other enablement) toward improved benefits from satellite communications for improved connectivity (including affordable, accessible and usable products and services), benefiting underserved communities in Asia and the Pacific. (2) Operational space-derived information products and services for sustainable capacity-building in Asia and the Pacific. This focuses on encouraging space agencies and others to move forward from prototyping and pilot projects to delivering operationally useful products and services that are affordable, accessible, and usable.
Regional implementation
  • Asia and Pacific
Ongoing from to 
Resap members (see http://www.unescap.org/icstd/SPACE/resap/members/national.asp for list), as well as industry (especially, at present, the satellite communications industry for improved connectivity, in specific response to WSIS)

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Programme
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No