The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), a space-focused global non-governmental/non-profit organisation and youth network, invites students and young professionals with interest in the space industry to apply to be part of the delegation for the 3rd African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW2019).
The AF-SGW is a two-day regional workshop which brings together students, young professionals with agencies and industry representatives from across the African continent to shape the future of the African space industry.
Following the success of the inaugural workshop in Nigeria in 2017 and the 2nd edition in Mauritius in 2018, this year’s AF-SGW will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from Saturday, November 30, 2019 to Sunday, December 1, 2019; two days before the African Space Leadership Congress 2019, which will also be held in Addis Ababa from 2 – 4 December, 2019.
The workshop will provide a platform for future leaders of Africa’s space endeavours to proactively establish strong relationships, exchange ideas and knowledge; and to collaborate on brainstorming new ideas and solutions on using space technology for the benefit of Africa. In doing so, these young, passionate minds can help to shape the future of the African space industry.
The theme for this year’s AF-SGW is “Africa Rising: Space Technology and Innovation for a Sustainable Future”
The workshop is open to applications to be part of the delegate by students and young professionals between the ages of 18 to 35 years old (as of December 18, 2018), who are resident or whose country of citizenship is in Africa, and are passionate about the space industry. Past delegates have attended from all around Africa, and from a wide variety of disciplines (engineering, business, science, arts, medicine and law).
Registration deadline: 25th September 2019
SGAC will provide scholarships of up to 500 dollars for four winners of the Africa Space Leaders Award. The Award aims to recognise SGAC members for their contributions to the space field in Africa, as well as to provide opportunities for talented individuals to attend the 3rd Africa SGAC Space Workshop (3rd AF-SGW). The scholarship will cover round trip travel costs up to 500 dollars to attend the workshop in Ethiopia via economy airfare, accommodation, and visa costs.
Application for the scholarship opened on September 1, 2019 and will close on September 25, 2019.
Click here for more information on the event registration and scholarship application.
Joseph Ibeh is a Mandela Washington Fellow and Senior Editor at Space in Africa. He writes about Africa’s NewSpace companies and emerging national space programs.