A Joint Italian-Kenyan Postgraduate Course as a Tool for Capacity Building in Aerospace
The objective: Building capacity in Kenya in space mission design and management
Skills in space mission design and management can effectively be gained in a “learning by doing” perspective, using “hands-on” education.
The traditional approach to capacity building in developing countries is mainly based on fellowships granted to single selected students, to attend Courses and/or obtain a Degree in industrialized countries
In this way the gained know-how is dispersed in several “isolated” skilled individuals
The real challenge:
How do we set up a process locally, so that the capacity is maintained and kept at an Institutional level and not merely at the individuals level.