National Points of Contact Cameroon


Welcome to Cameroon’s country page for the Space Generation Advisory Council!

Although Cameroon does not have a major presence in the global space stage, its social and economic development, largely, depends on the use of space applications and services. The number of space-related civil society organisations and commercial enterprises are steadily increasing, and the nation is becoming a hotbed for space activities in the region. Cameroon is one of the world’s developing countries with a long and coherent history a tradition of centralized statehood. Not only does it not have an agency, but also no infrastructure which deals directly with space issues. There are no universities in Cameroon offering astrophysics, astronautics or aeronautics at the local level, we note the presence of ASECNA at the regional level and the civic aviation agency which promote these issues; the government has no ministry devoted to science of this type up to date. Cameroon has no history of being part of any organization dealing with space; the exception could be the recent UN-Spider membership initiative. Cameroon lacks the industrial base, the educational base and the political foundation for a process like this to occur in the immediate years. Cameroon operates no satellites and has no space power.

There appears to have a young generation of space enthusiasts across Cameroon. If many Cameroonians pursue higher education in space areas, with the support of the government, then Cameroon could have the intellectual resources necessary to initiate and sustain a vibrant space community.

SGAC offers a good foundation for students and professionals interested in the field to learn from an increasing global community of talented professionals who share a common vision about space. Interested persons could benefit from activities, which bring together experts and young professionals to discuss issues that influence the future of Cameroon in space. As humanity quest to explore and conquer the Moon, stars, and beyond, a new generation of scientist and policy leaders is essential to carry this vision for decades to come, and centuries. Cameroonians, young females and males, can become part of this global vision by getting involved in space activities and laying a foundation for the future through the SGAC network.


Young Space Activities Overview in Cameroon

In Cameroon, there are many intellectuals and scientific resources to initiate and manage space sciences. These are only waiting for the development and implementation of an incentive framework. It includes: encouraging legislation, a platform for training and research, channels of expression and innovation, a critical mass of committed actors and institutions, clear and accessible funding mechanisms for efficient and effective services. By and large, an optimal use of the new Earth observation satellite capabilities to put space at the service of society, to create the conditions for developing clean and sustainable environmental monitoring capabilities and better mastery of information and knowledge.

Past Events

Space 237 workshop 20 September, 2019

Under the theme «strategic challenges of integrating space technologies for the development of Cameroon “.  Space 237 workshop is a workshop held at the French Institute of Cameroon on 20 September 2019 and brought together professionals aged between 28 to 35 years. The overall objective of this workshop was to raise the interest of young people and organizations present in Cameroon on space technologies.

For more information on the event please consult the annual report 2019 available HERE

National Contest November 15, 2019

The National contest was a competition held on November 15, 2019 in Yaoundé. The competition consisted of writing an essay on the challenges facing the integration of space technologies in Cameroon. Finally, 5 participants were rewarded during the event.

For more information about this event please consult the annual report 2019 or post available on the following link

Space Mission Design training
24 to 28 February

Space Mission Design is a short training course presented by Lucille Baudet representative of Open Cosmos. This training was held from 24 to 28 February. The objective of this training was to train young professionals and trainees on the design of a space mission using the BeeApp application. Finally 15 young people including 10 selected persons and 5 trainees from the EUREKA GEO training center were trained on the design of a space mission using the BeeApp tool.

For more information, please click on the links below

AfricaNeedSpace Workshop
05-29 May 2020

AfricaNeedSpace is an online workshop held online from 05th to 29th May 2020 in the context of the pandemic that affects the entire world. This workshop under the theme “Space and its opportunities for entrepreneurship and economic diversification for Africa” aimed to show the opportunities offered by space technologies in the African economy. successful workshop it brought together several space experts addressing the themes on the laws of space, the use of space technologies in areas such as agriculture, infrastructure and the fight against environmental hazards. A session called AfricaNeedSpace Kid was organized for children through a series of animations explaining the solar system.

For more information, please click on the link below