Beza Tesfaye, Earthling, who fell madly in love with the stars!
Beza currently works at the Ethiopian Space Science Society (ESSS) as General Manager. She has previously held several positions within the organization, including Deputy Manager, Public Relations and Communication Manager, and Outreach Coordinator. Beza joined the Space Generation Advisory Council in 2010 and has served the organization in several capacities. From 2010-2014 she served as National Point of Contact for Ethiopia, and from 2014-2018 she served as a Regional Coordinator for Africa. Beza was also a member of the organizing team for the 2013 Space Generation Congress in Beijing, China. Beza is a recipient of the Space Generation Advisory Council SGAC Young Space Leaders Award in 2013 and the International Astronautical Federation Emerging Space Leader Award in 2015, in recognition of her dedication and multi-faceted contributions to the space sector in Ethiopia and wider African region. Over the last decade Beza has gained extensive experience in the African space sector by working closely with university students, young professionals in space, government officials, academia, and space industry leaders in the region.
“It is my pleasure to host the 3rd AF-SGW here in Addis Ababa, the diplomatic capital of Africa. I am looking forward to welcoming all of our esteemed delegates, speakers, and invited guests to Addis Ababa. This is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to come together and discuss space matters on the continent, as well as a platform to develop our network and build relationships along the way.”