This new ESPI book in the Springer series on Studies in Space Policy “Space Supporting Africa” focusses on “A Primary Needs Approach and Africa’s Emerging Middle Powers”. Therefore this publication provides a deep insight into Africa’s political and socioeconomic landscape with a primary needs approach focused on climate, biodiversity, health, water, education, and space-related capacity building.
African theoretical contributions from the International Relations field are discussed, and Africa’s new Space Policy and Strategy, are explored. The African International Space Ecosystem is then analysed, including its dimensions of inter-African space activities, agreements, and initiatives in Africa. The final part is dedicated to the national space infrastructure and activities of African states.