CROSS BORDER EDUCATION IN GEOINFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC – A CSSTEAP EXPERIENCE
Keywords: Capacity Building, crossborder education, offshore training, sustainable development goals
Abstract. With increasing demand of geoinformation technologies in national natural resources management and developmental planning, developing countries having lack of expertise seek crossborder education for their working professionals from globally recognized institutions/organizations. As the first regional center set up by UNOOSA to train Space Science and Technology Education for Asia and the Pacific region, CSSTEAP has contributed significantly in the last two decades by following methods for effective knowledge transfer to large participants from this region. This paper outlines its efforts in framing programs, uniqueness of training institutions, as well as best practices adapted by this Center. The effectiveness of the training judged by feedback from Alumni show promising impact on their career growth.