8th AF-SGW 2024 Applications 

The process to apply and the Application Form are available for access in this section. The 8th African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW) will take place  at the OBASANJO SPACE CENTRE hosted by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) and the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT), Abuja, Nigeria from Wednesday 20th till Thursday 21st November, 2024.

Applications are open from July 1st, 2024 until July 31st, 2024, 23:59 GMT. Application outcomes will be announced on 15th August, 2024. For further details on the application, selection, and registration timeline, please check the Application Information page on the AF-SGW 2024 Website.

Applications will be evaluated based on your motivation to attend the AF-SGW, your breadth and depth of experience, your ability to contribute to the overall event, as well as your insights and passion for space. For guidance on how to optimize your application, please check the Application Information page on the AF-SGW 2024 Website. Please note that all decisions made by the selection committee are final and that we cannot provide feedback on individual applications due to the high volume of applications we receive.

The AF-SGW 2024 selection process for AF-SGW is competitive. In your application we would like to get to know more about:

  1. Your motivation to attend AF-SGW 2024
  2. Your interests and insights
  3. Your demonstrated team working skills
  4. Your perspectives on this year’s theme

Share your experience, your passion and do not limit yourself in your application! We look forward to receiving your application!

AF-SGW 2024 Application Requirements

To be able to apply for the AF-SGW 2024 you must be a member of SGAC. If you are not a member, please register at  https://spacegeneration.org/register. The SGAC registration and membership is free. 

  • SGAC Member
  • Aged 18-35 years old during the period of performance (20th – 21st November, 2024)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, with good grammar, writing and communication skills

 

Working Group Moderator Applications

Like every year, we are extending an invitation to experienced delegates who wish to take on a more active role in the AF-SGW as Working Group Moderators. During the event, moderators will support, lead, and facilitate discussions within their respective Working Groups. If you are interested in taking up this opportunity, please visit the Working Groups tab on the AF-SGW 2024 website to find more details about the potential topics for this year.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with Subject Matter Experts, Working Group Speakers, and Delegates and set the stage for a productive and efficient discussion.
  • Ensure the discussion stays on topic and does not deviate into irrelevant or unrelated areas.
  • Encourage all participants to contribute to the discussion and ensure that everyone has an opportunity to express their ideas.
  • Keep track of time and ensure the discussion stays within the allotted time frame.
  • Address any conflicts or issues arising during the discussion and work to resolve them constructively.
  • Manage any disruptive behavior or comments during the discussion and ensure everyone behaves respectfully and appropriately.
  • Encourage participants to continue the discussion or follow up on any action items identified during the conversation.
  • Lead the outline of key points and conclusions of the discussion at the end of the session.
  • Coordinate with the rapporteur to draft the final report for their working group to be delivered one month after the AF-SGW.

Estimated time commitment: 10 hours cumulative prior to AF-SGW; 2 days during the AF-SGW and 10 hours cumulative post AF-SGW.

Period of Performance: 01 September 2024 to 01 December 2024.

The AF-SGW Organizing Team will offer a dedicated AF-SGW Moderators Workshop for successful applicants to ensure that moderators are fully equipped. In addition, the workshop is designed to provide valuable training to improve verbal and written communication skills, as well as leadership abilities and collaboration strategies, which are essential for effective moderation. Participation in this workshop is mandatory for all moderators. 

Selected AF-SGW Moderators will receive a discounted registration ticket fee for AF-SGW 2024. Note that being selected for this position does not imply that SGAC will provide funding for attending the event.

AF-SGW 2024 Application Form

To be able to apply for the AF-SGW 2024 you must be a member of SGAC. If you are not a member, please register at  https://spacegeneration.org/register. The SGAC registration and membership is free.

For questions or concerns regarding the application process, please contact the AF-SGW Delegates Team at [email protected]

 

Best of luck!

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