You are cordially invited to a special open-hour conversation on partnerships at the regional level with the SGAC African regional coordinators and partnership manager. The SGAC African team would like to take this opportunity to strengthen the partnership with your institution and present you with significant regional projects where your assistance might propel our robust space ecosystem to a new horizon. Partners are crucial for the continent and on a global scale. In order to build the Africa we want, we would like to create a worldwide coalition with your help to raise awareness through outreach programs, meet capacity-building goals, and deepen the integration of space sciences, applications, and technology in every country. Let's leave behind something we can be proud of for future generations.
Increasing access to space data can raise awareness about Earth’s situation. It helps to remove obstacles we have on our planet and change our perspective to see everything from a different angle. Climate change is one of the major problems humans face these days and needs social knowledge and engagement to be tackled. But understanding and interpreting Earth Observation datasets is not easy for everyone and it requires expertise. This presents a challenge that not everyone will become aware of the disruptive activities on Earth affecting climate change. The UN SDGs project of the Space Safety and Sustainability Project Group aims to give open access to space-based climate data to the public for increasing social engagement in climate change. This webinar will cover different topics that can help everyone become a local ambassador in their own community and raise awareness about climate data, data interpretation, policies and regulations, and data-sharing platforms. By the end of this webinar, you will get knowledge about accessible climate datasets, how to use them and interpret raw data, methods and platforms for sharing data with the public, and policies for making space data available.
Pharmaceuticals (used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease) suffer from lack of stability on Earth and even more so in space. Over the next few decades, there are plans for human space missions to the Moon and, even further, to Mars. What could be done to limit the degradation of pharmaceuticals (due to time/radiation/altered gravity) during deep space travel to keep the astronaut crew healthy and safe? What about manufacturing drugs in space? How can this knowledge help us to fight diseases here on Earth? And, of course.. What is it like to be a space pharmacist? We have invited Dr. Marlise Araujo dos Santos (a Brazilian space pharmacology expert) and Paul Kamoun to inform us on the challenges and opportunities within the space environment.
SGAC recently released a report titled "Saving Our Future on Earth Through Our Presence in Space," which details SGAC's policy position on the role of space in climate action. To support this effort, we are hosting a webinar on climate change, environment, and space. Speakers will discuss their work in using space applications in climate monitoring and research and the intersection of space and sustainability. During the webinar, panelists will share their ideas and expertise on environmental issues, and engage with our audience through a Q&A session.
The webinar will be part of the International Moon Day weekly events. A panel will be organized with representatives of the Moon Village Association (lead by Suyan Malhadas and Chris Bosquillon)and the SGAC Space Law and Policy Project Group “Commercialization of Space Resources in Africa” project (lead by Jéssyka Nunes and Nifemi Awe). Over one hour, four speakers will cover 4 presentations, with half an hour afterwards allocated to questions from participants.
This workshop is part of SGAC's Space Mentoring Program and will be open to existing SGAC mentees as well as registrants of the wider public. It aims to provide additional career development resources for space-interested students and young professionals on navigating space careers in the different regions, and increase mentorship opportunities for the next generation of youth.