The Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO) training course on ¡°Space Law and Policy¡± was successfully held during 4-8July, 2017 in Harbin. The training was jointly organized by the Secretariat of APSCO and the Harbin Institute of Technology. This training was organized back to back with the APSCO 4th Space Law and Policy Forum, which was held during 10-12 July 2017 and most of participants stayed back after the training to attend the Forum.
The aims of the training included: (a) strengthening the space law education at the regional and global level. (b) developing the skills and knowledge of participants, through training program on space law and policy related to space technology application that can contribute to the exploration and peaceful uses of outer space and sustainable development in each country; (c) implementing the United Nations Programme on Space Application better£¬through the training program on space law and policy; (d) conducting useful trial to use the Education Curriculum on Space Law prepared by UNOOSA. (e) providing information related to national space legislation and policy for the participants; (f) promoting the exchange, understanding and cooperation in the areas of space law education.
A total of 40 participants from 10 countries¡¯/regions¡¯ space agencies, universities and stakeholder departments participated in the training course. The training course was successfully concluded on July 8, 2017. The participants of the training session expressed their satisfaction over the content of the training course and spoke high on the lecturers. Advises and suggestions were given for improvement of the content, course objectives and teaching quality. At the end of the closing ceremony, the course completion certificates were awarded to the participants jointly by the Organizers.