The 2nd African Space Generation Workshop

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The 2nd African Space Generation Workshop (#AFSGW18)

“Launching Africa: Space Exploration, Innovation & Business”

Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre, Port-Louis, Mauritius

17-18 December, 2018

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Following the success of the first African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW) in Nigeria last year, the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications is proud to announce its next major regional event in Port-Louis, Mauritius on the 17th and 18th of December 2018.

The two-day regional workshop will bring together students (bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree candidates), young professionals, and industry representatives to examine, consider, and collaboratively stimulate interdisciplinary perspectives on space and scientific matters in the African region. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with experts from the academia, businesses, and space agencies through plenary and panel sessions, keynotes, and interdisciplinary working group discussions.

Gathering around 100 delegates (18-35 years old) from diverse fields (engineering, business, science, arts, medicine and law) from all around Africa, these exchanges will focus on critical space sector opportunities and challenges, global policy initiatives, and international cooperation. The Space Generation Workshops (SGWs) are held in every region, each focusing on challenges local to each region, and involving both local and regional stakeholders. All discussions are expected to produce recommendations to relevant public, private, and non-governmental sectors, and to help shape the future of the African space industry. Reports and recommendations from the workshop will be presented during high-level conferences and will be included in the SGAC annual report to be submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS).

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Applications for the 2nd African Space Generation Workshop are now OPEN!

Apply Here

(To apply you must be logged in as a SGAC member; please register on the page)

Application Open: 01 August 2018

Application Close: 02 September 2018

If you have any questions about the 2nd AF-SGW, please do not hesitate to contact our delegate team for support:


Call for applications to the African Space Leaders Award now open! 

The African Space Leaders Award aims to recognize SGAC members for their contributions to the space field in Africa as well as to provide opportunities to talented individuals to attend the African Space Generation Workshop (17 – 18 December 2018) held in Port Louis, Mauritius.

(To apply you must be logged in as a SGAC member; please register on the page)

Application Open: now!

Application Close: 16th of September 2018

Apply here!
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