Zimbabwe launches a space agency

Zimbabwe launches Zimbabwe National Geospatial and Space Agency. According to CNBC Africa, the launch of Zimbabwe’s space agency is part of an extensive plan to boost the country’s economy.

Having a space agency will contribute to the country’s capabilities in agriculture, disease surveillance, infrastructure management, mineral exploration and wildlife conservation, says state-run newspaper The Herald. Another initiative, intended to nourish the local economy, is the launch of a National Critical Skills Audit, aimed at identifying skills deficits and surpluses in different sections of the economy, as well as a National Qualifications Framework, which will regulate educational qualifications in the country.

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