A former Space Generation Advisory Council Regional Coordinator for Africa and one of the top 13 women in the African Space Industry, Ms Beza Tesfaye has been appointed as the General Manager of the Ethiopian Space Science Society.
She has a Bsc. Degree in Global Studies and International Relation, an Advanced Diploma in computer science and a postgraduate degree in Computer Science from HiLCoE school of Computer Science and Technology Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Beza has been an active member of the Ethiopian Space Science Society since 2004, actively participating in space science outreach events and education programs in her country. She joined SGAC in 2010 and became NPoC of Ethiopia. She was part of the SGC 2013 organizing team and worked as Logistic coordinator. In 2013, she received the SGAC Leadership award to attend SGC 2013 in Beijing, China. At the congress, she participated in SGAC Earth Observation working group and in 2015, she was one of the Emerging Space Leaders Grant recipients by the International Astronautical Federation.
Ethiopian space science society (ESSS) was established in 2004, with 47 founding members. It is a non-profitable organization constitute of members from Astronomy , Astrophysics , Space Science and technology and related field of professionals as well as individual and institutional members interested in the above fields. The society has more than 10,000 members, 19 branches and 100 school space clubs. The vision of ESSS is to make Ethiopia effective and extensive user of space science and technology, especially satellite science and technology applications in all aspects of the development of the country and become contributor to the development of astronomy, space science and related sciences within ten years.”