North, Central America & the Caribbean Region

The North, Central America and the Caribbean (NCAC) region has exciting on-going projects and endeavors to express the opinions of the next generation of leaders in the space sector for a sustainable future of space exploration. The NCAC region comprises of several countries with diverse backgrounds and stances in the space industry, and SGAC is providing a platform to enhance collaboration among these countries for space exploration efforts. The region has many universities offering degrees in aerospace or related fields and opportunities for careers in the space sector. If your country isn’t represented please contact either of the regional coordinators and we’ll help you get involved.

Regional Coordinators North, Central America & the Caribbean

Approved
Regional Coordinator
kavyakamal.manyapu@spacegeneration.org
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Jan 2017
Approved
Regional Coordinator
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Jan 2019
Country: Mexico
Biography:

I am a mechanical engineer, current Regional Coordinator of the NCAC region, former NPoC of Mexico, Co Manager of the 2018 SA-SGW, winner of the Space Generation Leadership Award 2018 and science outreach and communicator. I was crew journalist in Crew 187 and Commander in Crew 202 at MDRS.

I am interested in develop a space industry in Mexico but overall in become the first women from Mexico to go space.

Current/Recent Activities in Region

SGAC members in the region participate in workshops and conferences as well as educational outreach to pass on their enthusiasm for space to even younger generations. These events showcase the benefits and the peaceful uses of Outer Space. Events are conducted at local, national, regional and global levels. Some specific events conducted within the NCAC region include:

  • Yuri’s night
  • Space Up conferences
  • World Space Week
  • SGFF
  • SGx
  • Several other local events – Check out country pages within the region for more information

The Space Generation Fusion Forum is one of the SGAC flagship events conducted within the NCAC region in conjunction to the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. This year NCAC region is also preparing to host the Central American Space Generation Workshop. Stay tuned to obtain updates on regional activities!