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GLEC2019 Seminar on the Next Generation’s view on Space for Emerging Countries is a half-day event that will be held in conjunction with the Global Conference on Space for Emerging Countries 2019 (GLEC 2019) organized by the International Astronautical Federation on 24-26 April 2019 in Marrakesh, Morocco. The aim of the event is to engage with the Morocco and African students and young professionals and provide an opportunity for capacity building and policy input on space applications. There will be 3 keynote addresses, 5 working group discussions and a short panel discussion where participants can ask questions.

Program (14:00 – 18:00)

StartEndSessionModerator/Speaker
14:3014:40Workshop Introduction

Temidayo Isaiah
SGAC African Regional Coordinator

Imane El Khantouti
SGAC Moroccan National Point of Contact

Christian Feichtinger
Executive Director, IAF

14:4014:55Keynote 1Adnan Mohammad Al Rais
Manager, Business Development and External Relations, Deputy Project Manager of UAE Mars Mission, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)
14:5515:10Keynote 2Mr. Driss El Hadani
Director General – Centre de Royal de Télédétection Spatiale (CRTS)
15:1015:25Keynote 3Mr. Amal Khatri
Executive Director: Space Programme – South African National Space Agency
15:2415:40Special GuestCharles F. Bolden
Former NASA Administrator
15:4015:45Working Group Introduction

Rania Toukebri
SGAC Tunisian National Point of Contact

15:45 – 17:00Group 1: Regional Collaboration on Space ApplicationsAndiswa Mlisa
Managing Director Earth Observation – SANSA
Group 2: IoT and Space ApplicationsMaria-Gabriella Sarah
Senior Partnership Officer – European Space Agency

Group 3: Legal and Policy Challenges of Space Applications

Agnieszka Lukaszczyk
Senior Director – European Affairs – Planet

Group 4: Technology Development for Socio-Economic Development

Ms. Neevy van Laningham Asia Pacific Regional Space Cooperation Office of Space & Advanced Technology – The U.S. Department of State

Group 5: Engagement of the next generation from emerging countries

Hansley Noruthun
SGAC 2nd African Space Generation Workshop Manager

17:00

17:30
Panel Introduction

Temidayo Isaiah
SGAC African Regional Coordinator

Panel Discussion

1. Hansley Noruthun
SGAC 2nd African Space Generation Workshop Manager

2. Kyle Acierno
Vice President Global Sales and Strategy – ispace (Japan)

3. Ms. Agnieszka Lukaszcyk
Senior Director – European Affairs – Planet

17:3017:50Summary of Group WorkOne representative per WG, 5′ per WG
17:5018:00

Closing Remarks

Imane El Khantouti
SGAC Moroccan National Point of Contact

SGAC Local Organising Committee:

Temidayo Isaiah
Temidayo Isaiah
Regional Coordinator for Africa
Imane El Khantouti
Imane El Khantouti
National Point of Contact for Morocco
Rania Toukebri
Rania Toukebri
National Point of Contact for Tunisia
Abraham Akinwale
Abraham Akinwale
National Point of Contact for Nigeria
Leehandi De Witt
Leehandi De Witt
National Point of Contact for South Africa