July 10, 2021 @ 2:30 PM - July 17, 2021 @ 8:30 PM CEST
SG[Egypt] will be the first-ever SGAC event in Egypt, which provides a platform for national and international stakeholders and space industry experts to engage in discussions with Egypt’s most talented space youth and provide key recommendations to the UN COPUOS general assembly.
The discussions will focus on lunar exploration, space medicine, and diversity in space, which are at the centre of Egypt’s national space strategy. There will be a special focus on international cooperation, capacity building, increasing representation of minorities in the space sector, and leveraging indigenous space capabilities in Egypt and other emerging space countries.
Participants will play a critical role in inspiring the next generation of Egyptian space leaders,
and in creating a more sustainable ecosystem for Egypt’s next frontier.
We’re happy to announce that the registrations are now live! The fee is 10$ to attend both events.
We are happy to announce there are available scholarships funded by Space Hero to attend this event. Find more information here.
Call for Artwork
SG[Egypt] and Our Giant Leap (OGL) are also inviting artists from all domains to submit their original work under one or more of SG[Egypt]’s themes. Partnering with OGL, the soon-to-be eleventh SGAC Project Group focusing on diversity and gender equality in the aerospace sector, SG[Egypt] will display the submitted artwork at the virtual art exhibition of SG[Egypt], announce the winner of the call on social media, and offer the winner(s) of the artwork competition a chance to participate in SG[Egypt] 2021. Contributions related to “Diversity in the space sector” will be featured in the second edition of the OGL magazine (most likely to be published at the beginning of 2022) via link or QR code.
The expected outcomes of the event include:
- Knowledge transfer and networking opportunities to SG[Egypt] delegates
- Global brand exposure, access to talent, and partnership opportunities for SG[Egypt] sponsors
- Ramping up capacity building and leveraging Egypt’s indiginous space capabilities
The virtual conference will be held on July 10. It will consist of keynote presentations and panel discussions by a diverse and carefully selected group of international subject matter experts on Lunar Exploration, Diversity in Space, and Space Medicine.
The interactive workshop* will be held a week later, on July 17 (a full Moon day!). It will bring delegates together with international space experts to participate in an interactive online workshop. The delegates will be matched by mentors and split into three groups based on the themes of the event.
*In an effort to protect our community against the spread of COVID-19 and allow international participants to easily participate, SG[Egypt] will be fully virtual, including the virtual conference on July 10 and the interactive workshop on July 17.
10th July 2021
17th July 2021
*Please note that this programme might be subject to some changes.
From there, the three groups will participate in brainstorming sessions and roundtable discussions with subject matter experts. They will also get a chance to present their findings and report outcomes and recommendations to SGAC, the UN, government, academia, and the private sector. Delegates and sponsors will be able to create meaningful connections through both virtual networking tools and special in-person events organised by our potential partners.
Lunar Exploration: Opportunities and Challenges for Emerging Space countries
|A group of delegates will explore designing a lunar CubeSat mission using COTS components and leveraging indigenous space capabilities.|
Diversity in Space Panel: Importance of representing Women and Minorities
|A group of delegates will explore tools and policies to identify and address diversity gaps and increase the representation of gender and underrepresented minorities in the space sector.|
Space Medicine Panel: Leveraging existing capabilities using Analog planetary research
|A group of delegates will explore building an analog research facility leveraging indigenous capabilities for Egypt’s emerging human spaceflight program.|
Virtual Conference Agenda, July 10th, 2021
Interactive Workshop Agenda, July 17th, 2021
Secure World Foundation
Secure World Foundation (SWF) is a private operating foundation dedicated to the secure and sustainable use of space for the benefit of Earth and all its peoples. SWF engages with academics, policy makers, scientists and advocates in the space and international affairs communities to support steps that strengthen global space sustainability. It promotes the development of cooperative and effective use of space for the protection of Earth’s environment and human security. The Foundation acts as a research body, convener and facilitator to advocate for promoting key space security and other space related topics and to examine their influence on governance and international development. Secure World Foundation is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, with offices in Washington, D.C. and Brussels, Belgium.
SGAC would like to thank Space Hero for their support in providing scholarships to qualified applicants.
Space Hero is a world-wide movement aiming to democratize Space. It organically fosters international cooperation and partnerships by bringing the space community together with all other existing industries from around the world. Through the World‘s first ever global casting show, 24 contestants from across the globe will compete for a 10 day stay at the International Space Station.
Even though the applications to the competition will open at the end of 2021, Space Hero invites anyone who is interested in their mission, to become a Space Hero Insider, the community built around the movement of democratizing Space. This application is open to all people regardless of their age, educational background, or experience. Insiders get exclusive information, participate in Space Hero-hosted networking events, and even get the chance to contribute to the company in a unique and meaningful way.
More in www.spacehero.org and Space_Hero_Media
Moon Village Association
The Moon Village Association (MVA)is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Vienna, founded in 2017. Its goal is the creation of a permanent global informal forum for stakeholders like governments, industry, academia and the general public interested in the development of the Moon Village. The MVA is the assembling of all efforts from private industry, governments and others aimed to explore and use the Moon in a sustainable manner.
The MVA fosters cooperation for existing or planned Moon exploration programs, be they public or private initiatives. It comprises approximately more than 200 individual and 27 institutional members from more than 48 countries, representing a diverse array of technical, scientific, cultural and interdisciplinary fields.
The MVA partners with non-space organizations to promote international discussions and formulation of plans to foster the development of the Moon Village, and is creating international, national and regional networks to engage civil society around the world. The Moon Village Association’s mission is unique, bridging together both spacefaring and non-spacefaring nations offering them the opportunity to play a role in its realization. There is no other organization on the international scene having such a mission.
Egyptian Society for Astronomy
A non-profit NGO founded by a group of professional & amature astronomers with the goal of raising public awareness in space and astronomy.
Since 2012, ESA has been holding a wide range of astronomical activities on a regular basis. Our activities include public lectures, observational nights, open discussions, astronomy-related movies screening, workshops, beginners courses and astronomy trips.
Mars Society Egypt
The Mars Society is the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy organization dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Established by Dr. Robert Zubrin and others in 1998, the group works to educate the public, the media and the government on the benefits of exploring Mars and creating a permanent human presence on the Red Planet.
Our Giant Leap
Our Giant Leap is a SGAC initiative that aims at encouraging gender equality and diversity in the space sector. We offer a networking platform for the space sector to utilize in order to break stereotypes and embrace diversity for the full palette of opportunity and ingenuity that it presents.
This is the second call for artwork that the Our Giant Leap team is organizing: the first one being co-organized with the SpaceGen United organizing team. See here the winning outcomes.
SpaceWatch.Global is a digital magazine and portal for those interested in space and the far-reaching impact that space developments have. While showcasing the technology that enables the industry to edge closer to the next frontier, SpaceWatch.Global also provides analysis, forecasts and insight into the geopolitical implications of space developments. From space policy, exploration and missions to space weapons and technology, SpaceWatch.Global provides a complete perspective on the global space sector.
The team behind SpaceWatch.Global comprises a dynamic mix of space geeks, tech junkies, space policy experts, regional space specialists and passionate writers, who fully believe that space should be used for humanity; that it enables knowledge and enriches societies.
SpaceWatch.Global is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. In the true Swiss spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists’ code of ethics; we seek truth and report it.
We are active SGAC members united by a shared vision of advancing Egypt into the new space economy. We are committed to ramping up capacity building, strengthening international cooperation with key stakeholders, raising public awareness, and engaging students and young professionals in SGAC’s space-related activities in Egypt. We invite you to participate in SG[Egypt] and help us build a sustainable future in space that benefits Egypt and other emerging space countries.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
To sponsor SG[Egypt]2021, please contact the sponsorship team:
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