SGAC Calls For Bids For Hosting City Of 4th African Space Generation Workshop

African Space Generation Workshop Ethiopia
Group photo at the 3rd African Space Generation Workshop in Ethiopia. Photo Credit: SGAC

Based on the success of previous African Space Generation Workshops (AF-SGW), the Space Generation Advisory Council invites its members to submit bids for the host city of the 4th AF-SGW to be held in 2020.

The call is open to SGAC members in the African Region, however, bids from Ethiopia, Mauritius and Nigeria will not be considered, as those countries have already hosted a major SGAC regional event in the past three years.

Ideal bids should come from countries able to attract sponsorships and qualified speakers to the event.

In your bid, please explain why the suggested city would be a perfect place for the 4th African Space Generation Workshop. For this, please provide information about the following:

  • Suggested date (Possible dates for the events shall be in mid-2020)
  • Venue (cost, capacity, access)
  • Location (travel, accommodation, etc.) The city proposed shall be easy to access from abroad (max 1 flight).
  • Estimated budget
  • Possible local sponsorships for the event
  • Short bio (with date of birth) of the Event Manager and Co-Event Manager

The following items are a plus:

  • Prior experience with organizing events and with SGAC (either team membership or attending an SGAC event)
  • Suggested Event Planning Schedule with the main actions (Definition of venue, Definition of Organising Team, etc.).
  • Letters of support to the bid from organizations, universities, associations etc.
  • An event in conjunction with the Workshop (major space event/conference/congress/program).
  • Suggested program for the workshop (including potential speakers).

Important to know:

  • A bid has to be submitted by National Point of Contacts. If your country does not have an NPoC, please liaise directly with the Regional Coordinators and Regional Events Coordinator before submitting your proposal.
  • The maximal length of the proposal is 5 pages (appendixes like supporting letters and full CVs of the Event Manager and Deputy Manager do not count in this limit).
  • The Event Manager could be any SGAC member (aged 18-35 and registered on the SGAC website), but citizenship or temporal residency of the given country is a requirement.
  • The Deputy Event Manager could be any SGAC member (aged 18-35 and registered on the SGAC website).
  • The AP-SGW Manager and Deputy Manager will work under the supervision of the SGAC Regional Events Coordinator.
  • This is a volunteer position.
  • The bid will be evaluated by the Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinators and the SGAC Regional Events Coordinator.
  • If the bid is accepted, the Event Managers will receive a starter kit for SGAC events and they will be asked to issue a Call for Organizing Team among SGAC members.

How to Apply

To apply, please send an email with Subject [CITY NAME] 4TH AF-SGW bid, together with your bid in the attachment.

All applications must be emailed to the African Regional Coordinators:

Senior Shimhanda (senior.shimhanda@spacegeneration.org)
Rania Toukebri (rania.toukebri@spacegeneration.org)
And Regional Event Coordinators:

Caroline Thro (caroline.thro@spacegeneration.org)
Mehdi Scoubeau (mehdi.scoubeau@spacegeneration.org)

Only complete applications will be considered.

Application Timeline

Applications close: 30th December 2019
Review of bids and interviews: 30th December 2019 – 6th January 2020
Announcement of results: 6th January 2020

Click here to view the official call for bids.



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