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Mr. Carlos Enrique Alvarado

Carlos Alvarado is the former President and founder of the Central American Association for Aeronautics and Space (ACAE), and Director General of the Costa Rican Society of Engineers and Architects (CFIA).

Carlos Enrique Alvarado is a Costa Rican professional that aims to contribute to build a more prosperous Central American region through strategies for competitiveness and sustainable development, technologies and peaceful commercial activities related to the aerospace field. He is the former President and founder of the Central American Association for Aeronautics and Space (ACAE, in Spanish) and Director General of the Costa Rican Society of Engineers and Architects (Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y Arquitectos, in Spanish). He holds a Construction Engineering Degree from the Costa Rica Institute of Technology and is a Master in Public Policy (MPP) graduated from Harvard University, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government (Class 2018). In recognition of his academic and professional potential, he was awarded the John F. Kennedy Fellowship.


ON THE AGENDA - JUNE 26

0915         Why Space Sustainability Is Crucial for Life on Earth 

 Space capabilities are increasingly integrated into societies and the global economy and are finding applications far beyond the traditional missions. From managing natural resources to fighting poverty and monitoring elections, space is becoming a critical tool to address global challenges. How can we continue to break down silos between the space and non-space worlds? What steps can the space world take to make data and capabilities more accessible to those who can have the most impact? | Moderator: Krystal Wilson, SWF Director of Space Applications Programs  

  • Carlos Alvarado, Central American Association for Aeronautics and Space  

  • Chris Aubrecht, European Space Agency & World Bank  

  • Ed Parsons, Google  

  • Danielle Wood, Massachusetts Institute of Technology