On 22 December 2018, the Ethiopian space policy is officially approved by the Council of Ministers. The enactment of the space policy is one of the big leaps forward for the development of Ethiopian Space program.
The decision made by the cabinet today has great message that asserts how the government of Ethiopia is committed to work in space sector and make robust use of Space technology and applications for the sustainable development of the country.
The Ethiopian space policy preparation has passed through a long steps, reviews and consultations at each level starting from professionals in the field, organization working in space sectors, stake holders, governmental and non-governmental organizations. It also takes consideration of experiences of countries which are involved and practiced space science and space technologies for their development
Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI) would like to congratulate all involved individuals and institutions for their technical assistance and support during the development of the Space Policy.
Ethiopia is now officially joining those countries that have space policy and will continue to work hard for the development of space science in the country and in the East and the rest of Africa.