SANSA partners SWF to host workshop on socioeconomic benefits of space resources utilization – African perspectives

South African Space Agency (SANSA)

This workshop will engage with the African mining and space agency communities on the questions of space resources benefits in the developing/emerging space nation context. The event seeks to draw out perspectives from the space resources community, the African space agency community, and the African terrestrial extractive industries sector, which respect to both the perceived potential positive benefits and negative impacts of space resources development. It will also feed back into the ongoing work of The Hague International Space Resources Governance Working Group, in particular it’s SocioEconomic Panel. Secure World Foundation is partnering with the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) in the organization of this event.

Agenda forthcoming.

Participation in this event is by invitation only. For more information, please direct any questions to SWF Director of Private Sector Programs, Ian Christensen.

When: Thursday, May 23, 2019 to Friday, May 24, 2019
Where: Pretoria, South Africa

For more information, click here.




New Report: The African space economy is now worth USD 7 billion and is projected to grow at a 7.3% compound annual growth rate to exceed USD 10 billion by 2024. Read the executive summary of the African Space Industry Report - 2019 Edition to learn more about the industry. You can order the report online.



Every week, we feature the story of NewSpace companies in Africa, promoting their work and giving insight on how they are contributing to building the commercial space ecosystem in Africa. Would you like to be featured? Kindly complete this form.


LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.