The training session on the design of a CanSat, held from 18 to 22 July 2022 by the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ICESCO), in partnership with the International University of Rabat and Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech, has concluded today.
This training session benefited researchers and students from 20 countries, and was attended by officials, international experts, astronauts and academics.
The closing ceremony of this session, which took place on Friday 22 July 2022 at the headquarters of Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakech, began with a speech by Dr. Moulay El Hassan Ahbid, President of the said University, who on this occasion stressed the importance of this initiative in building students’ capacities in space industries programs, as well as in promoting entrepreneurship and developing the participation of women and girls in this field.
For his part, Dr. Muhammad Sherif, advisor at ICESCO’s Science and Technology Sector, extended his thanks to all parties who have contributed to the success of the training, praising the efforts made by the international experts and students during this session, pointing out several related programmes that ICESCO will soon launch in its Member States.
The participants, including academics and space science experts, praised ICESCO’s efforts to enable young people in the Islamic world to keep abreast with the latest developments in space science and its applications, and the importance of using it to develop a workforce that will contribute to building a better future for all.
At the closing ceremony, the participating experts were honored with commemorative shields while the other participants were given certificates of participation in the training session which included a theoretical part, held at ICESCO’s Headquarters in Rabat, to introduce the “CanSat” and the applications used in its design. Afterward, the participants went to the Oukaimeden Astronomical Observatory of the Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakech, to carry out the CanSat launch test, which was a success.