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SG [Benin] | Abomey-Calavi 2022  

SG[Benin] 2022 is the first ever Space Generation Advisory Council local event in Benin and in a West Africa francophone country. It is an in-person event happening at University of Abomey-Calavi, in the City of Abomey-Calavi. 

SG [Benin] will work on the contribution of the space sector to the socio-economic and technological development of Africa and Benin. SG [Benin] focuses on how best to harness the sector’s resources to achieve the African Union’s SDGs and Agenda 2063 and create inclusive and equal societies for all Africans. This SG [Benin] held at University of Abomey-Calavi will be the first international space industry event hosted in Benin Republic. 

Space science and all technologies which come from since 1960s help humanity to make important achievements and progress in everyday technology, industry and socio-economic development. In Africa, we are still behind in space sciences, although there are a lot of development challenges we can tackle by using space technologies. There are a few countries that are on top of the most advanced in this race to space, but the majority of African countries are still behind. Government and different authorities are still sceptical about the role and the importance of space sciences to solve our current problems like access to water, disaster management, climate change, and promotion of STEM, although there are a lot of space enthusiasts in those countries. It is then hugely important to show how space technologies can benefit all, even the poor African countries. The UN and African Union see the capital importance of using space technologies to overcome our problems. They place Space science in a major role to help achieve SDGs and 2063 Agenda as a motor of innovation. 

To demonstrate this, SG [Benin] will gather space industry experts and young space enthusiasts to think about how space sciences can be used to tackle every African problem such as economic development, innovation and technology, access to water and food. 

At the Benin chapter of SGAC we believe that this outstanding event will put light on space sector actors in Benin and attract the national authorities’ attention on the importance of space industry and the benefits it can afford to the development. 

SG[Benin] has as objective to provide a clear roadmap on how the space sector can help to make UN SDGs and AU 2063 reality by showing the importance of space technologies to those goals and demonstrate how space technologies can benefit all African countries. This event will gather space industry and young space enthusiasts from Benin and all around Africa. 

We clearly hope that this event will help : 

  • Understand how space science can contribute to the development of STEM, scientific research and innovation in Benin and Africa, 
  • take the measure of the contribution of the space sector to economic development 
  • Understand how we can fight against global warming, hunger, access to water and sanitation using space resources.  

Event theme : Roles and Impacts of Space sector in achieving Sustainable Development Goals and Africa Union agenda. 

 

Event Planning

This program is provisional and may change. 

The event will take place from 9 am to 7 pm local time (UTC +1). 

Time 

Session 

09 – 09: 30 

Inaugural Speech and Introduction to SGAC 

09: 30 – 10 

Keynote Speaker 1 : UN SDGs, AU 2063 Agenda and African Space Program 

10 -10: 30 

Industry Expert: The role of the Space sector in achieving UN SDGs & AU 2063 Agenda. / How the space sector can help achieve the SDGs for African countries and the AU 2063 Agenda.  

10:30 -11 

Coffee & Tea Break  

11 -11 : 30 

Keynote Speaker 2 : The role of the space sector in the development of STEM and scientific collaboration in Africa.  

11 : 30 -12 : 30 

Panel Discussion (Round Table) : How to develop space sector infrastructure in Africa ?  

12 : 30  – 1 : 30 

Working Groups Session 1 

1 : 30 – 3 

Lunch Break & Networking Session 

3 – 3 : 30 

Industry Expert : How to ensure access to space technology and its benefits to all African populations. 

3 : 30 – 4 : 30 

Working Groups Session 2 

4 : 30 – 5 

Industry Expert : What space policy for African countries ?

5 – 6 : 30 

Working Group Presentations  

5 : 30 – 6

Space In Benin

6 – 6: 30 

Closing Remarks & Group Photo 

6 : 30 – 7 

Extra Networking Event 

 

Working Group 

Working Group 

Theme 

Space4SDGs : How to use space technology to fight climate change 

Space4SDGs: How to use the space sector for economic development in Africa 

Space4SDGs: How to use the space sector to develop innovation and scientific research in Africa 

 

Registration for this unique event that offer you an occasion to influence space development in Africa is possible. 

Register here !

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SG [Benin] has been rescheduled to the month of January 2023. The new date will be communicated soon. 

 

For any questions about the event or for sponsorship, please contact the organising team [email protected]

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