SGAC Regions

Africa

Regional Coordinator
Africa
James Chibueze Minoo Rathnasabapathy

James Chibueze
Jun 2012-Jun 2014

Minoo Rathnasabapathy
Mar 2012-Mar 2014
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Africa has made great strides in recent years to develop its space capabilities. From agricultural applications to improving health services and education, space technology has become an indispensable component in today’s modern information society and contributes to the sustainable development of many African nations. With a growing network on the continent, SGAC Africa continues to embark on numerous outreach programmes, competitions and space education initiatives. Efforts to expand the SGAC African network have been successful, allowing African countries, not previously represented at SGAC, the opportunity to develop their space sector through participation with SGAC.


Current/Recent Activities in Region

  • SGAC African members represent SGAC at numerous conferences such as Space Generation Fusion Forum, International Astronautical Congress, UN/IAC Workshop and South African Space Association Congress
  • African members contribute their thoughts on broadening the African space networks through the African Working Group Initiative
  • Space outreach and lectures at universities in African countries
  • Participation in World Space Week outreach and educational events
  • Encourage partnerships between SGAC Africa and industry, universities and space science organisations


Please see our SGAC Team Page for the full list of Regional Coordinators and National Points of Contact for the region!

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Asia Pacific

Regional Coordinators
Asia Pacific
Suresh Bhattarai Yusuke Muraki
Suresh Bhattarai
Apr 2013-Apr 2015
Yusuke Muraki
Apr 2013-Apr 2015
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Asia Pacific has been a growing region for SGAC, paralleling the region’s development in the space sector. The primary activities for the region have been education and outreach driven by budding space leaders.  Additionally, Asia Pacific has been the host of several Space Generation Congresses, including in 2009 in Daejeon, South Korea.  

 

Current/Recent Activities in Region

  • A presentation to the UN COPUOS focusing on disaster management “Youth Views on the capacity building for community-based disaster management, in context of the recent disasters in the Asia Pacific region”
  • Multiple presentations given around the world by Asia Pacific SGAC members on the SGAC 50 Years Vision Project
  • Scholarship development for regional members to attend international conferences including the 2009 International Year of Astronomy (IYA) conference held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France
  • SGAC members participation in IYA regional organizing committees
  • World Space Week outreach and educational event development and execution


Please see our SGAC Team Page for the full list of Regional Coordinators and National Points of Contact for the region!

Europe

Regional Coordinators
Europe
Guzel Kamaletdinova Damian Marja Bielicki
Guzel Kamaletdinova
Feb 2011-Feb 2015
Damian Marja Bielicki
Apr 2010-Jun 2014
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Home to SGAC headquarters and place of origin, the European region is at the center of the organisation’s activities. Because of its proximity to many United Nations' organisations (e.g., UNESCO in Paris, UNIDIR in Geneva, and UN OOSA in Vienna), SGAC's European activities often are policy driven. SGAC participates in many conferences, UN committees, and space policy reviews and publications in the region.

Current/Recent Activities in Region

  • SGAC statements at UN COPUOS sessions
  • Execution  of  the SGAC European Summit, a three-day meeting to discuss regional projects and collaboration
  • Organisation of  an SGAC outreach event at the Vienna University Institute of Sinology
  • SGAC leadership presentations at the International Space University Summer Program
  • SGAC executive office participation on panels at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) conference in Switzerland


Please see our SGAC Team Page for the full list of Regional Coordinators and National Points of Contact for the region!

Middle East

Regional Coordinators
Middle East
Behnoosh Meskoop Hasan Aziz Kayihan
Behnoosh Meskoob
Apr 2013-Apr 2015
Hasan Aziz Kayihan
Feb 2010-Feb 2014
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Space sector activities are growing throughout the Middle East.  With the help of SGAC, space events, such as World Space Week activities and Yuri’s Nights, have continued with the wide participation of university students and young professionals in the space sector.  Being a part of space development in the region is a continued goal for SGAC.

 

Current/Recent Activities in Region

  • SGAC member participation in the Iranian National Space Conference
  • SGAC article in the Iran Space Agency Journal
  • Star gazing events and informational sessions
  • Yuri’s Night events throughout the continent


Please see our SGAC Team Page for the full list of Regional Coordinators and National Points of Contact for the region!

North, Central America & the Caribbean

Regional Coordinators
North, Central America & the Caribbean
Ashley Chandler Alan Steinberg
Ashley Chandler
Apr 2012-Apr 2014
Alan Steinberg
Dec 2011-Dec 2016
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The North, Central America and the Caribbean (NCAC) region has exciting on-going projects and endeavors to express the opinions of the next generation of leaders in the space sector. The NCAC region has many universities offering degrees in aerospace or related fields and a strong space sector. SGAC members  in the region participate in workshops and conferences as well as educational outreach to pass on their enthusiasm for space to even younger generations.   A regional Facebook page was launched in 2012 to increase visibility for these activities and improve communication throughout the region. 



Current/Recent Activities in Region

  • Space Generation Fusion Forum
  • Yuri’s night
  • SpaceUp conferences
  • World Space Week

SGAC is active in the region with National Points of Contact in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, and Costa Rica. If your country isn’t represented please contact either of the regional coordinators and we’ll help you get involved.  Please see our SGAC Team Page for the full list of Regional Coordinators and National Points of Contact for the region!s

South America

Regional Coordinators
South America
Victoria Alonsoperez
Bruno Sarli
Mar 2014-Mar 2016
Victoria Alonsoperez
Dec 2011-Mar 2016
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The South American region prides itself on a strong network that looks to grow and develop space awareness.  The region has done well both in organizing events and in reaching out to local governments and space industry players to express the perspectives of university students and young professionals.  SGAC looks forward to participating in the region’s space sector growth. 



Current/Recent Activities in Region

  • Seminars and talks about SGAC and its activities are given often by National Point of Contacts and volunteers at several Academic Institutions and space events in the region.
  • Yuri’s Night is celebrated in several places of the region.
  • SGAC South American members participate in regional and international aerospace events and competitions. 
  • A South American Team comprised by two National Point of Contacts participates in the SGAC Find an Asteroid Program.
  • South American RC was featured by the media on the work done at SGAC.

For more information on our activities join our facebook group!

 

South American Competition List 

Competition List available to international graduate/undegraduate/high-school students/

You would need a conversant-level of English to compete. SGAC members are willing and able to provide support if needed.

  • CanSat competition
    • Type: Design, construction, and flying of model-rocket payload
    • Age group: Electrical/Aerospace/Computer engineering university students
    • Sponsors: AIAA, NASA
    • Pedro (Ecuador's NOPC) participated in 2010 games!
    • Website: 
  • Battle-of-rockets
    • Type: Model-Rocket design and payload
    • Age group: College/University students
    • Sponsors: AIAA
  • SAE – Aero design
    • Design, construct and fly an aircraft given design constraints
    • AgeGroup: University or graduate students in Aerospace
    • Sponsors: SAE
  • Design-build-fly AIAA
    • Design-build-and-fly aircraft
    • Sponsors: AIAA
  • RASC-AL competition
    • Develop mission architectures to employ innovative solutions
    • Age Group: University teams, 2 categories: undergraduate &graduate
    • Sponsors: NASA & NIA

There are also a large number of design-only competitions. See AIAA and NASAOf special mention to high-school students around the world is the NASA Space Settlement Contest!

 

South American Scholarships List

  • Emerging Space Leaders Grant Programme
    • Scholarship to attend IAC, SGC & UN/IAF Workshop
    • Age Group: Students and young professionals
    • Sponsors: IAF
  • Erasmus Mundus
    • Open to people from all over the world to pursue graduate studies
    • Available in all subjects imaginable: 
    • Space Related: Astrophysics, Software Engineering, Nuclear Fusion, Geospatial Technologies, Computational Mechanics, Space Science and Technology!Age Group: University teams, 2 categories: undergraduate & graduate
  • Fulbright Program
    • Provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
    • Sponsor: United States Department of State

 


  

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