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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 25

1400: Space Traffic Management: Top-Down or Bottom-Up? (Panel)

The growth in space activities has shifted space traffic management from an academic debate to real-world policy debate, yet there is still significant uncertainty about what it means and how to go about creating a workable regime. Should space traffic management be started top-down with a global agreement on rules and standards? Or should it be done from the bottom-up with industry practices enshrined in national regulation? Who decides what the rules are, who they apply to, and how they are enforced? | Moderator: Chris Johnson, SWF