Space Generation Forum 2.0 (SGF 2.0) took place over the weekend of June 16th-17th 2018 in Vienna, Austria, in connection with UNISPACE+50. SGF 2.0 was held to celebrate the creation of the Space Generation Advisory Council and the first Space Generation Forum held at UNISPACE III in 1999 as well as to celebrate and support UNISPACE+50.
At SpaceOps 2018 in Marseille, France, (27 May - 1 June) SGAC organised the Students and Young Professionals (SYP) programme, of which the conference theme was ‘Inspiring Humankind’s Future’. The SYP activities have been planned collaboratively among SGAC, SpaceOps, and the French Space Agency (CNES), the host organisation of SpaceOps 2018.
If someone were to talk about outer space exploration—not to mention space law—in Serbia when I was beginning my space law research in 2011, this person would be welcomed with a great deal of disbelief and a demoralising reply, proposing to pursue his or her space career elsewhere, likely a more developed country.
The first SGAC/IAF Seminar took place in Montevideo, Uruguay, in the framework of the Global Space Applications Conference (GLAC 2018). The event was a complete success with the participation of over 80 students and young professionals from 14 countries.
Senior Shimhanda, the Regional Coordinator for the African Region, has passed the entrance examination of Japan’s Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech) to enrol in the Space Engineering International Course (SEIC). SEIC was launched in April of 2013 for aspiring students and engineers with a passion for space or the desire to return skills and technology to their home country.
Our country, Lebanon, did not have dreams for several years and was under the shadows of corrupt geopolitics and environmental trauma. For several years, I believed in the myth of a third world country: that Lebanon would never rise to the wonders of the United Arab Emirates, United States, or Europe. I graduated high-school in 2017 and was made to start university in January 2018 at the American University of Beirut.
Reaching to space has been always a source of inspiration, and the Kuwaiti youth are looking for new opportunities to join the space community all around the world to contribute on the future. Space Generation Kuwait or SG [Kuwait] is an initiative that creates the environment for the local youth to express their ideas and thoughts on how to involve Kuwait into space. SG [Kuwait] will communicate the produced ideas to decision makers in the country.
The inaugural Space Generation [ASEAN] Workshop was held on 31st January 2018, in conjunction with the 10th Global Space and Technology Convention. SG[ASEAN] provides university students and young professionals with a platform to discuss issues pertinent to the rapidly developing ASEAN space industry. Jointly organised by the Space Generation Advisory Council and the Singapore Space and Technology Association, the workshop saw 60-70 participants gathering at the National University of Singapore. Read about our report of the event here.
After Budapest in 2016 and Paris in 2017, the 3rd edition of SGAC’s European regional network gathering brought together 100 delegates from 23 countries around Europe and beyond in Bucharest, Romania, on 9-10 March, 2018. Read about our report of the event here.