As the international community evolves around the “new normal” in global outer space affairs, one in which space program capacity is no longer limited to a few great powers, an important dimension to assess is the development of space programs by African countries — and China’s growing role in them. 

On November 14, USIP held a discussion on its new report, “China’s Space Collaboration with Africa: Implications and Recommendations for the United States.” The conversation examined the pertinent facets of Africa-China space cooperation and explored entry points and barriers for U.S. policy in Africa’s evolving space domain.


Joseph Sany, opening remarks
Vice President, Africa Center, U.S. Institute of Peace

Lyndi Tsering, speaker introductions
Program Specialist, China, U.S. Institute of Peace

Henry Tugendhat, moderator
Economist, China, U.S. Institute of Peace 

Julie Klinger
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences, University of Delaware

Temidayo Oniosun
Founder and Managing Director, Space in Africa
Brian Weeden
Director of Program Planning, Secure World Foundation

Kun-Chin Lin
Professor of Military and Security Studies, Department of Spacepower, Air University; Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University

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