1st African Space Generation Workshop
Making AFRICA the next frontier in the Global Space Industry
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Federal University of Technology, Akure Nigeria
16th - 17th November 2017
The African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW) is a two-day regional workshop for students and young professionals in the African region. The 1st AF-SGW will be held on 16-17 November 2017 in Akure City, Nigeria hosted by the Centre for Space Research and Applications, Federal University of Technology, Akure.
The theme of the AF-SGW is -
SPACE: THE DRIVER OF THE DESIRED FUTURE IN AFRICA
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What is the 1st AF-SGW
The workshop will have up to 100 African delegates between 18 and 35 years old, focusing on university students (BSc, MSc, PhD students) and young professionals working in the African space sector.
The objective of the AF-SGW is as follows.
- To strengthen the regional network of the students and young professionals in the African region
- To examine and consider key questions in Africa region that the regional space community is facing and to provide inputs from the next generation of the space professionals
- To allow tomorrow’s space sector leaders in the Africa region to have the opportunity to interact with today’s space leaders and professionals in the region.
Where will the 1st AF-SGW be held?
Akure is a city in south-western Nigeria, and is the largest city and capital of Ondo State. The city has a population of over 550,000. Rock engravings dating back to the Mesolithic period, have been discovered on the outskirts of Akure. Also the oldest Homo sapiens fossil ever found in West Africa thus far was discovered there, dating back to around 11,000 years ago
Be a part of the 1st AF-SGW
Our activities would not be possible without the support of partners and donors. The value of your contribution in empowering students and young professionals around to world is significant. In order to allow us to continue to facilitate dialogue and thought between students and young professionals on international space policy, provide them with the necessary financial resources to participate in international discussions on space, and to carry out relevant project work, we are looking for partners and supporters!