Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), a non-governmental, non-profit, is raising funds to support top African students and young professionals to attend its 2nd African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW) to be held on 17-18 December 2018 in Mauritius. SGAC has selected the best students and young professionals from all across Africa for an intense 2-day workshop with lectures, panel discussions, and working group sessions. This is a unique and only gathering in the African space sector where the youth have the opportunity to contribute to the future of African space (previous workshop outcomes have been presented at the United Nations) as well as network with senior academics, industry executives, government representatives, policy makers, researchers, entrepreneurs and business experts from Africa and elsewhere.
As a non-profit organization run by volunteers, our events are entirely supported by sponsors and donors. We have already raised funds to conduct the workshop from a number of sponsors including Lockheed Martin in USA, Centre for Atmospheric Research (CAR) in Nigeria, Jeff Demain from Hantheon in USA, and NewSpace Systems, South Africa. This campaign is raising funds specifically to support our young delegates, many of whom are unable to fund their stay in Mauritius.
Why should you donate?
– Support the African youth to participate in an international, interdisciplinary workshop on space. The delegates selected represent the best of Africa and thus you would be supporting the future African space workforce
– Space science and technology can play a leading role in the development of nations. Thus you would be supporting the future of Africa
– The workshop will expose participants to the latest trends in the sector, give them real-world experience of working in a group on actual challenges. Previous SGAC workshops have literally changed lives where delegates have met potential mentors, advisors and even employers
– Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) is a well-known, reliable youth organization reporting to the United Nations that has successfully organized numerous events around the world. Please visit https://spacegeneration.org/.
Space in Africa is the official media partner of the Workshop.