Our Team

Managing Editor – Temidayo Isaiah Oniosun
Temidayo has 6 years experience studying the African Space Industry and has been listed as one of the World 24 Under 24 leaders and innovators in Space and STEAM by the Mars Generation, and one of the recipients of 35 Under 35 space industry recognition award by the International Institute of Space Commerce. He has won several awards for his work in promoting Space Science and Technology in Africa and is currently the Regional Coordinator (Africa) for Space Generation Advisory Council where he is leading African Students and Young Professionals in the creation of International Space Policy, ensuring their opinion is heard in key policy making at the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. Email


Partner and Lead Content Manager – Sylvia Makario

Sylvia Makario’s experience spans the fields of geospatial engineering and space technology. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Geospatial Engineering and Space Technology from the University Of Nairobi, Kenya, and a Master of Science in Information Technology at Carnegie Mellon University to further her dream of developing expertise in the area of Spatial Information technology and leveraging it for societal benefits such as combating climate change and solving the issue of disasters.

She has worked with the United Nations and other organizations, with the key focus being the use of space technology for social and economic development. In 2013, she co-founded a startup company, Geowiz services while still a sophomore pursuing studies in Geospatial Engineering and Space Technology at the University of Nairobi. This technology company was mainly focused on utilizing Geospatial Technologies for social good. Email


Business & Market Analyst – Werner Mostert

Werner has a passion for space, in particular space applications and satellites. He has been working in the space industry for 7 years to develop and sell space applications in various markets. Examples of these markets include: Early Childhood Development, Retail, and Insurance.

Werner is a masters graduate of Economics and Law where he developed strong research capabilities. The combination of his grad and work background makes him a Business & Market Analyst with Space in Africa. One of his goals is to enable a fully funded commercial African satellite constellation.


Staff Writer (Science & Astronomy) – Samyukta Manikumar

Samyukta completed her BSc in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Cape Town. She works as an astronomer and science communicator for the Travelling Telescope, an astronomy outreach enterprise based in Kenya. She also runs an astronomy blog (https://thebast.co), and volunteers in digital design in her spare time.


Staff Writer (Outer Space) – Carringtone Kinyanjui

Carringtone is a Master’s student in theoretical physics. He has a degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of Nairobi and also a member of the Theoretical Physics Research Group at the University of Nairobi. He is studying  theoretical physics, specifically the possible applications of an extended General Relativity model in the problem of quantum gravity. He is also interested in the fields of philosophy and the public communication of the methods, and importance of science to the general public, with his main objective being the inculcating of critical thought in society. In philosophy, He is interested in the philosophical foundations of science and the effect of philosophy on the development of scientific thought. He subscribe to the transhumanist school of thought. He writes about interesting scientific ideas he has studied, or thought of during the week.


Senior Editor (Space Start-ups) – Joseph Ibeh

Joseph Ibeh conducts research and writes about emerging technologies and Africa’s growing startup ecosystem. He is a Mandela Washington Fellow and holds a B.A in History and International Studies.

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Staff Writer (Geosciences) – Michael Ugom

Michael is a graduate of Geography from Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai Niger State. His flair for space science sprouted from childhood but was well developed during his internship at the National Space Research and Development Agency, Abuja. Hallmark of his scientific research in space science at the National Space Research and Development Agency, Abuja includes; Mapping of Abuja phase 1, Researches in Climate change related topics such as; Air moisture and Environmental pollution. He also blogs about Climate change and Geoscience related topics on a blockchain backed social media platform called “Steemit”


Graphics Lead – Daniel Kolapo Emmanuel

Daniel  is a young graduate of Industrial design, from the Federal University of Technology, Akure. His passion for art (writing, speaking, acting, designing) amidst others, has availed him opportunities to serve in different roles on different platforms. He loves learning, and meeting people. One of his greatest strengths lies in good human interaction, researching, excellent plan and execution. Currently, he explores privileges to making his passion more fun!


Staff Writer (Space Applications) – Jephter Ondieki

Jephter is a graduate of Remote Sensing and GIS from the University of Nairobi and recently finished his master’s thesis on the application of Remote Sensing and GIS techniques in mapping radioactive minerals. Jephter has strong technical experience and education in big data and space science. He possess strong skills in GIS programming, big data mining and data analysis – He has a full understanding of the full life cycle of remote sensing.


Staff Writer – Monica Sebastian

Monica has a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics from the Ardhi University in Tanzania. She has interest in Geodesy, Space and Satellite Industry especially application of data from earth observation satellites, spatial data visualization and analysis

 

 

 

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Staff Writer – Olayode Abdurasaq Oluwole

Layode is a Space Affairs Analyst with a degree in  philosophy from Ekiiti state University and a postgraduate degree in Satellite communications from the African Regional Centre for Space Science And Technology Education-English ARCSSTEE. He has worked at the media Relations unit of the centre for satellite technology development CSTD for over 5 years and currently the Head of Media and Branding at the Institute of Space Science and Engineering ISSE, Abuja Nigeria. His love for Research in the area of Space philosophy has given him a wide experience and ready to make impact toward bringing Space philosophy to the limelight via Space for Africa


Advisory Board

  1. Jeff Demain – Former Global Marketing Director, Intel Corporation; founded Hantheon and recently led the successful acquisition of the company
  2. Oluseye Soyode-Johnson – Innovation and Business Development Expert, Ericsson; Lead Partner, The African Technology Foundation
  3. Dr. Taiwo Tejumola – Resident Faculty Member, International Space University
  4. Jim Volp – Jim is a performance driven international professional who, for more than a decade and a half, worked extensively in various disciplines within the aerospace industry of which eight years at the European Space Agency. Jim’s work included the use of space science and technology, ISS and interplanetary mission operations, as well as human capital management and training for both current and future workforces.
    Jim is a “meta-connector” and maintains high-level relationships in the aerospace policy and educational realm. Jim has served as Governing Member of the International Space University, Director of Educational Relations for United Nations-declared World Space Week, Chair of Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications. He is a friend of the Space Education, Outreach and Workforce Development Committees of the International Aeronautical Federation as well as it’s Commitee for Liaison with International Organisations and Developing Nations.
    As a sought-after consultant in the areas education and outreach, Jim’s strategic STEMeducational initiatives have won him much praise within the industry. For UNESCO, IAF, ESA and AYVF STEM K-12 educator trainings Jim traveled to many European countries as well as Nigeria, South Korea, UAE and Qatar.

Guest Writers

  1. Dr. Rajan Bedi
  2. Timothy Kuhamba
  3. Allen Herbert