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Karman Fellow 2024

Aisha Jaginari

Director General - External Relations and Legal Affairs
Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization

Aisha is currently working as the Director General of the Department of External Relations and Legal Affairs at the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO). She is responsible for international cooperation of the organization, Member States relations, memebrship expension and representation of APSCO at  international level, matters related to space law and  policy, and legal matters of the organization.

She has also been selected as the Mentor for  UN Space4Women Network, since 2021, which is a United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) program that facilitates access to the benefits of space exploration, science and technology, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, and STEM careers for women. As a mentor she supports, guides and mentors the young girls who aspires for space education and professions.

Aisha has 18  years of experience in the fields of international cooperation in space, Space  Education & Awareness and  Space Law & Policy. Before joing APSCO she was working with the Government of Pakistan, at the National Space Agency, in the capacity of General Manager (International Cooperation and Space Law). She was also the project inchrage for Space Education and Awareness Program in Paksitan from 2011 to 2014. She was also involved and part of the working group on drafting of the National Space Policy of Pakistan.
She has reprensted Pakistan and APSCO at various international forums, including UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. She also has presented various papers, lectures and presentations at renowned international conferences and institutions.

She holds a Masters degree in Public Administration, degree of Master in Space Law and Policy, and  is pursuing a Ph.D degree in Dipolmacy and International Affairs.

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