AF-SGW 2017

1st African Space Generation Workshop

Travel and Accommodation

 

Visa


You can apply for Nigerian Visa online and get it on arrival. Please visit https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/visaguidelines. Payment must be made online. If you have any problem securing a visa to enter Nigeria or you need invitation letter for Visa processing please email Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

 

Travel


If you are flying into Nigeria, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos is the nearest International Airport to Akure. You can book a cheap connecting flight from Lagos to Akure here.

If you are traveling to Nigeria by road, Akure is about 308km North East and 5 hours drive from Lagos. If you need any help with traveling, please email Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

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Accommodation


A decent hostel accommodation will be provided at no cost to registered delegates on a first come basis. If, however, you are not comfortable with this, kindly email us to assist you with hotel reservations at your expense.

 

 

1st African Space Generation Workshop

Application

The 1st African Space Generation Workshop (1st AF-SGW) is a two-day regional workshop for students and young professionals in the African region. If you are interested in becoming a delegate at the upcoming African Space Generation Workshop that will be held on 17th – 18th November, 2017 in Akure, Nigeria, we invite you to complete and submit the application form.  

Please note that the number of attendees to the workshop is limited. Thus, we ask that you complete the application with as many details as possible as this will help us better evaluate your application and increase your chances to participate in AF-SGW. The following information will help us understand your interest in the 1st AF-SGW. Deadline is August 31, 2017. 
 
For any questions related to Delegates please contact: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo., +2348164054892
 
Application Submission Deadline Extended upto 15th September 
 

 
 

1st African Space Generation Workshop

How to Apply and Registration Process

 

Applications Open Now!  

Apply Here

(You must logged in as a SGAC member to apply, you can sign up here.)

Application Submission Deadline Extended upto 15th September

 


This page will provide useful information not only encourage your participation but also facilitate your planning for the upcoming FIRST AFRICAN SPACE GENERATION WORKSHOP (1ST AF-SGW). If you are interested in becoming a delegate at the upcoming 1ST AF-SGW that will be holding 16TH – 17TH NOVEMBER, 2017 in Akure, Nigeria, we invite you to complete and submit this form. Please ensure you are a Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) member prior to submitting the form. Please note that you must be logged in as an SGAC member to access the application form (Login here and then come to this page).

Please note that the number of attendees to the workshop is limited. As a result, we ask that you complete the application with as many details as possible as this will help us better evaluate your application and increase your chances to participate in 1st AF-SGW.

Space Generation Workshop Ticket covers:
  • Delegate welcome package
  • Catering on-site (Coffee and Lunch breaks)
  • Dinner night
  • City Tour
  • Free Wi-Fi at the venue
For any questions related to Delegates please contact: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo., +2348164054892 
 

Delegation Selection Process


[August 1st - August 30th 15th September (Extended)] Apply online by completing this form (you must be logged in as SGAC member); 

[September 1st - September 15th] SGAC reviews your application; 
 
[September 16th] SGAC will inform you of the outcome of the selection. If your application is selected, you will receive a confirmation email with more details on how to secure your ticket. 
 
[September 16th - September 30th] If you have been selected, you should register for AF-SGW following the instructions in your confirmation email. If you do not register during this period, you may lose your spot at AF-SGW to delegates in the waiting list. 
 
[After October 1st] The ticket sale will be open to everyone on the waiting list (if not already sold out). The ticket selling will be on a first come first served basis. So do not wait too long to purchase your ticket. 
 
(*)Please keep in mind that there will be no deadline extensions, so do not miss the opportunities to apply or secure your ticket afterwards.
 

Registration Fees


  Full-time Student Young Professional
Early-bird Registration $15 $20
Full Registration $20 $25
On-site Registration $25 $30
Institutional Registration $100 for 5 students $100 for Young Professionals
 
Institutions who register delegates will be acknowledged at the workshop 
(*) On-site payment possible only with credit card. 
 

Important Remarks


LIABILITY - The SGAC and/or AF-SGW Organizers shall not be held liable for personal accidents, losses or damage to the private property of AF-SGW delegates.
 
INSURANCE - The SGAC and/or AF-SGW Organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to Space Generation Congress delegates (or their accompanying persons), either during, or as a result of the Space Generation Congress. Delegates and their accompanying guests are strongly advised to purchase adequate travel insurance for the duration of their travel, the AFSGW and tours.
 
REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICY - Refund of Registration Fees will be made upon receipt of a written notification by e-mail detailing the reason for cancellation. The following cancellation fees will apply: 
  • Until 1st of October 2017: cancellation charge of $10. 
  • After 31st of October 2017: no refund will be given. 

1st African Space Generation Workshop

Sponsors

 

 Title Sponsors


     

 

 

Presenting Sponsors


 

Workshop Sponsors


 

Media Partners


  

 

Endorsed by


 

 

Support the Event

If you would like to support and/or participate in the event, we're offering different sponsorship packages. If you wish to donate any amount or get otherwise involved, please contact our Regional Coordinators/Strategy Partnership Team:

  • Oniosun Temidayo (Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.)
  • Beza Tesfaye (Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.)

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 the 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!

 

1st African Space Generation Workshop

Working Group Topics

 

 

 

Welcome to the Sunshine City where you can

Discover, Explore and Learn

 

 


Working groups shall serve as an integral part of the workshop with the overall aim of producing tangible deliverables resulting from robust discussions by the participants. The participants will be divided into 4 groups where they will discuss selected topical issues or themes that are relevant to the role of space science in society – these discussions will be led by an Industry Mentors. The topic titles and final number shall be selected with deference to the interests and mandates of potential sponsors and partners.

The output will be formally presented at the end of the workshop and submitted as SGAC recommendations to the relevant stakeholders and organisations including the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS).

 

Space Technologies Development in Africa


Nowadays, African countries are already developing their capacities in Space Technologies, building their own Satellites and small satellites with South Africa and Nigeria leading in this. To what extent can African countries develop man power in space technologies and how soon can African countries start launching their satellites from the African soil – these are what this working group will focus on.

Space Technologies Development in Africa.pdf

 

African Space Policy


This working group will provide an opportunity for students and young professionals to contribute to the ongoing discussions and deliberations for an African Space Agency. They shall lend their voice to areas particularly relating to the participation of the youth in this program and bridging the wide gap in technical capacity that exists between them and their peers from other global regions.

African Space Policy.pdf

 

Roles of STEAM in Developing the Space Industry in Africa


Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics have always been the basis for the Space Industry – however, in a continent where they are currently being underdeveloped, how do we improve STEAM which is a bottom up approach to space manpower development in a land filled with several beliefs and cultural heritages.

Roles of STEAM in Developing the Space Industry in Africa.pdf

 

Space in Driving the African Economy/Aerospace Start Up


Africa has the second least GDP in the world, just a bit better than Oceania and according to Forbes, the global Space Sector is currently worth about $400billion. The space industry has been driven by the commercial space entrants in the past years – unfortunately, we have very few aerospace companies in Africa which is limiting the growth of the Industry. How does the National Space Policies affect Start-ups in the Space Sector? This working group will focus on how African Nations can maximize the benefits of Space in driving the Economy.

Space in Driving the African Economy/Aerospace Start Up.pdf

1st African Space Generation Workshop

Venue

 

The First African Space Generation Workshop (1st AF-SGW) will be held at the Federal University of Technology, Akure Campus by November 16-17, 2017. We are grateful to the Centre for Space Research and Applications for its kind support hosting the Event.


 

ABOUT FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, AKURE

 FUTA

The Federal University of Technology Akure was founded in 1981 under a drive by the government of Nigeria to create universities that specialised in producing graduates with practical as well as theoretical knowledge of technologies. It is located in Akure.

The Federal University of Technology Akure, is the best University of Technology in Nigeria, a home for the GEEKS and widely known as the neatest campus in the Country.

 FUTA Hilltop


 

ABOUT AKURE CITY

Akure

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

AKURE city


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