The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is organising a webinar to mark the 2021 edition of Africa Day on the 25th of May. The webinar is titled Africa Day – Expanding Africa’s Data Currency. It is a free webinar showcasing some of the innovative solutions and impactful partnerships shaping Africa’s future.
The South African Department of Science and Innovation will also partner with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) under the theme, African Continental Free Trade Area.
In this webinar, SANSA will share some of the strategic Data Currency projects with its stakeholders to enhance partnerships across the African continent. Furthermore, the webinar will also include the projects SANSA is involved in to protect the marine and wetland environments. The webinar will also include how the coordination of Earth Observation efforts in Africa could maximise the benefits to Governments and the environment.
Africa has a rich history of united efforts that provide African solutions to Africa’s challenges. SANSA’s journey into the future places significant focus on unifying innovative solutions from space investment to benefit citizens on the continent.
Interested persons may join the webinar on Africa Day at 14h00 SAST/UCT. To register for the webinar, please visit the link.
The South African National Space Agency came into being in December 2010 with the South African National Space Agency Act of 2008. SANSA was created to promote space and strengthen cooperation in space-related activities while fostering research in space science, advancing scientific engineering through developing human capital, and supporting industrial development in space technologies.
The research and work carried out at SANSA focus on space science, engineering, and technology to promote development, build human capital, and provide critical national services. Much of this work involves monitoring the Earth and our surrounding environment and using the collected data to ensure navigation, communication technology and weather forecasting service functions as intended.
SANSA’s Head Office in Pretoria oversees SANSA operations and manage the Earth Observation programme, the Space Operations programme (formerly the Satellite Application Centre, located in Hartebeesthoek); and the Space Science programme (former Hermanus Magnetic Observatory, situated in Hermanus); as well as a newly-established Space Engineering programme situated alongside the Head Office.