August 31, 2023
A high-level delegation from Kenya, led by the distinguished Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Adan Bare Duale visited ISRO Headquarters and met Mr. Somanath. S, Chairman of ISRO and Secretary of the Department of Space (DOS) on August 30, 2023. The delegation also included Brig Hillary Kipkoshey, DG of Kenya Space Agency and High Commissioner of Kenya to India.
Scientific Secretary of ISRO, Mr. Shantanu Bhatawdekar, presented a comprehensive overview of India‘s space activities, highlighting the achievements, application projects, emerging space ecosystem and international cooperation.
This was followed by in-depth discussions on potential opportunities for cooperative and commercial engagements between India and Kenya. Capacity building in Kenya on space technology applications, sharing of earth observation satellite data, and sharing knowledge on establishing space infrastructure in Kenya were discussed as priority areas.
Hon. Adan Bare Duale personally congratulated India and ISRO for the marvellous achievement of the soft landing of Chandrayaan 3 lander near Lunar South Pole quoting excitement and celebration at Nairobi on August 23, 2023.
In conclusion, both sides agreed to work on concluding a memorandum of understanding for space cooperation with specific activities and timelines.