On the morning of November 28th, 2015, the second meeting of the Governing Board of Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (China) (affiliated to the United Nations) (hereinafter referred to as the “Centre”) was held in the conference room No. 8 of the conference center in New Main Building of Beihang University. The meeting was chaired by Mr. XU Dazhe, Chairperson of the Governing Board of the Centre and Administrator of China National Space Administration (CNSA). Members of the Governing Board including Mr. Houari Karim from Algeria, Mr. Jose Raimundo Coelho from Brazil, Mr. Imran Iqbal from Pakistan, Mr. Jose Julio Cesar Humberto Acuña from Peru, representatives of the members including Ms. Erika Imhof from Argentina, Mr. Roger Apaza Vasquez from Bolivia, Ms. Rika Andiarti from Indonesia and Mr. Raúl Hernández from Venezuela, representative of the Observer Mr. Li Xinjun, Secretary-General of APSCO, representatives of Chinese Government including Mr. Yin Weijun and Mr. Li Yue from Department of Coordination of CNSA, Mr. Li Guoping and Ms. Jiang Hui from Department of System Engineering of CNSA, Mr. Hu Bin and Ms. Zeng Siqi from Department of Treaty and Law of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, representatives of Beihang University Mr. Xu Huibin, President of Beihang University and Director of the Advisory Committee of the Centre, Mr. Tao Zhi, Vice President of Beihang University and Director of the Centre, Mr. Weng Jingnong, Dean of International School of Beihang University and Deputy Director of the Centre attended the meeting.
Argentina National Commission of Space Activities and Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization were accepted as Contracting Parties of the Centre and its representatives as members of the Governing Board in the meeting. APSCO was accepted as observer of the Centre. Mr. Xu Huibin, President of Beihang University, was appointed as the Director of the Advisory Committee of the Centre.
Members and representatives of the Governing Board fully affirmed the Centre’s work of the past year and appreciated the support given by the Centre on education and training to the contracting parties, in hope that exchanges and cooperation among contracting parties could be strengthened.
In the conclusion, Mr. XU Dazhe, Chairperson of the Governing Board appreciated the contribution made by Beihang University. He said that more opening up and exchanges among contracting parties, communication and cooperation with other Regional Centres should be enhanced. We ought to learn from others and actively participate in the UN program on space technology applications, especially the education and training programs on space science and technology among regions, in order to improve the level of space education. The Centre should promote the development concept of “innovation, coordination, green, open and sharing”, create new cooperation mode and expand cooperation areas to make the space technology benefit more countries and people.
The meeting approved that the next regular meeting of the Governing Board would to be held in November 2017 in Beijing, China.