10 November, Friday
09:00 - 10:00 (LT)

MINISTERIAL SUMMIT. Session 1 - Opening Session

Draft Agenda

ITEM 1.1

Welcome by South Africa Host Minister

  • Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, South Africa

ITEM 1.2

Opening statements by GEO Co-Chair Ministers

Session objective: Establish desired outcomes for the Summit

  • Guangjun ZHANG, Vice Minister of Science and Technology, China
  • Richard Spinrad, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator, United States
  • Pencho Garrido Ruiz, Acting Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to South Africa

ITEM 1.3

GEO progress and achievements since last Ministerial Summit

Session objective: Highlight achievements and notable activities by the GEO Community since the 2019 Summit in Canberra, Australia

  • Mmboneni Muofhe, Deputy Director-General, Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa

ITEM 1.4

Special address: Earth Observations to unlock progress on sustainable development

  • Tidiane Ouattara, coordinator of the Africa Outer Space Programme, on behalf of Mohammed Belhocine, Commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, African Union Commission

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