Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) has extended the deadline for registration of delegates for the 3rd African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW 2019) which will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 30 November to 1 December 2019. The new deadline will allow students and young professionals from Africa to send in their application until 10 October 2019.
The theme for this year’s AF-SGW is “Africa Rising: Space Technology and Innovation for a Sustainable Future”
The two-day regional workshop will bring together university students, young professionals and industry representatives to examine, consider and collaboratively stimulate interdisciplinary perspectives on space and scientific matters in the African region. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with experts from academia, businesses and space agencies through plenary and panel sessions, and interdisciplinary working group discussions.
The workshop will gather around 100 delegates from diverse fields (engineering, business, science, arts, medicine and law) from all around Africa, these exchanges will focus on critical space sector opportunities and challenges, global policy initiatives and international cooperation. All discussions are expected to produce recommendations to relevant public, private and non-governmental stakeholders, helping to shape the future of the African space sector. Reports and recommendations from the workshop will be presented at high-level conferences and included in the SGAC annual report submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS).
The workshop is open to 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: 10 October 2019
Click here to register for the workshop.
Joseph Ibeh is a Mandela Washington Fellow and Senior Analyst at Space in Africa. His experience spans industry research and market analysis with a focus on African-grown NewSpace companies, commercial space industry, national space programmes and real-life application of space science for sustainable development in Africa.