12 February 2017
SGAC held an election in the Africa region for the Africa Regional Coordinator position. It is our pleasure to announce that Mr. Oniosun Temidayo Isaiah (Nigeria) have been elected for the position. We would like to thank outgoing Regional Coordinator, Suki Sule (Nigeria), for his services to the organisation during his term.
We received only one application for this election, that of Mr. Oniosun Temidayo Isaiah (Nigeria). After consultation with the National Points of Contact in the Africa Region, the Elections Oversight Committee received no objections with regard to the election of Oniusun Temidayo Isaiah as the Regional Coordinator for the region.
Oniosun Temidayo Isaiah
Oniosun Temidayo Isaiah is a graduate of Meteorology from the Federal University of Technology, Akure Nigeria and the Pioneer President of the University Space Club.
He is a former Intern at the National Space Research and Development Agency, a member of the SGAC web team, 2016 Recipient of the IAF Emerging Space Leaders Grant, Nigeria Chapter lead for Lunar Mission One, Global Youth Mapper Leader and a campus representative of University Space Engineering Consortium (UNISEC).
He currently works with the Centre for Space Research and Applications, Federal University of Technology Akure where he is instrumental to the ground Station development of Nigeria EduSat-1; a collaborative project between the University Centre for Space Research and Applications, Centre for Satellite Development of National Space Research and Development Agency and Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan.
Here's Temidayo's reaction to his election:
" I want to thank all the NPoCs of Africa Region for Supporting my Application. I am looking forward to working with you to engage and empower the next generation of space enthusiasts across the region and collaborating with diverse talents across the globe for a sustainable future of space exploration!"
From the SGAC Co-Chair, Ali Nasseri:
"I would like to congratulate Temidayo on his election as Regional Coordinator for the Africa Region. All of us at the Executive office look forward to working with Temidayo in this new capacity to grow SGAC activities the region. Our activities in Africa have increased in the past few years, and the prospects of the first African Space Generation Workshop highlights the positive trend in this region; a trend which Temidayo can definitely contribute to in his role as Regional Coordinator. "