What is the 5th African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW)?
The 5th African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW) is a two-day hybrid workshop, which brings together students, young professionals, industry experts and government stakeholders from across the African continent. It provides an unparalleled opportunity for the future leaders of Africa’s space sector to proactively establish strong relationships, exchange ideas and knowledge, and to collaborate on novel ways in which space technology can be utilised for the benefit of Africa. The 5th AF-SGW will be held as a hybrid event from the 26th to the 27th of November 2021 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The theme for this workshop is ‘Building a Self-Sustaining African Space Sector’ and participants will be divided into working groups (WGs), each focusing on a specific sub-theme broadly covering Technology, Entrepreneurship, Policy and Capacity Building.
The AF-SGW will be held the weekend prior to the 1st IAA African Symposium on Small Satellites, which will be held from the 29th of November to 2nd of December 2021 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Click here for more information: https://iaa-africa2021.co.za/.
Who should attend?
We invite students and young professionals between the ages of 18 to 35 years old (as of November, 2021) who are residents/ whose country of citizenship is in Africa and who are passionate about the space industry to apply to be a part of the delegation. Past delegates have attended from all around Africa and from a wide variety of disciplines (engineering, business, science, arts, medicine and law). We also encourage space enthusiasts from across the world to participate in this event.
What is my Role at the 5th AF-SGW?
By attending the African Space Generation Workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn, share knowledge and network with fellow students and young professionals in the industry, and meet the industry’s leaders and experts. All discussions from the working groups are expected to produce recommendations to relevant public, private, and non-governmental sectors, helping to shape the future of the African space industry. 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).