What is the African Space Generation Workshop?

The African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW) is a two-day regional workshop, which brings together students and young professionals with agency and industry representatives from across the African continent. It provides an unparalleled opportunity for the future leaders of Africa’s space endeavors to proactively establish strong relationships, exchange ideas and knowledge, and to collaborate on brainstorming new ideas and solutions using space technology for the benefit of Africa. In doing so, these young, passionate minds can help to shape the future of the African space industry. The event date for the AF-SGW 2019 is 30 Nov 2019 (Saturday) and 1 Dec 2019 (Sunday), the two days immediately preceding the African Space Leadership Congress 2019, also to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 2 – 4 Dec 2019.

The theme for this year’s AF-SGW is “Africa Rising: Space Technology and Innovation for a Sustainable Future”

Who should attend?

We invite students and young professionals between the ages of 18 to 35 years old (as of December, 18, 2018) who are resident or whose country of citizenship is in Africa and are passionate about the space industry to apply to be 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).

What is my Role at the AF-SGW19?

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).