The BRAIA 2020 Council Meeting and General Assembly Meeting was held on October 20, 2020 On-line via Cisco Webex. The meeting was co-hosted by Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China and National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. The meeting started with welcome speech from the BRAIA Council Members from Chinese Society of Astronautics, NPU and NUST. During the meeting, the BRAIA research cooperation projects, future work plans, projects, role of the Regional Development Center-Africa and the Regional Development Center-South Asia, and BRAIA new membership applications were discussed.
The Director General of External Relations and Legal Affairs Department of APSCO, Ms Aisha Jgairani and the Deputy Director General of the the Education and Training Department of APSCO, Mr Victor Vanini Namoc, participated in the meeting. Ms Aisha Jagirani was also invited to deliver a presentation on Space4Women to the BRAIA Council members and participants.
The BRAIA Council appreciated the contribution and cooperation of APSCO in promoting capacity building, education and training opportunities related to space in Asia Pacific region. The BRAIA Council Members also appreciated APSCO’s initiatives to promote, support and encourage women in space.