Call For Participants
Based on the Success of the Space Generation [Kuwait] held in March 2018, the Space Generation Advisory Council is calling for Participants to join the Space Generation Moon Village [Kuwait] that will be held in 12 and 13 April 2019.
Space Generation Moon Village [Kuwait] is a 2-day workshop that aims to involve the young generation in a non-space faring country to join the on – going worldwide efforts for a Moon Village, and how it can provide potential benefits for Kuwait. While also promoting the voice of the youth country to the United Nations Committee of Peaceful Use of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS). The workshop is under the theme of “Challenges and Opportunities for Kuwait to Participate on Colonizing the Moon”.
There are two outputs of the workshop. First producing recommendations that will be presented at UNCOPUOS in Vienna, that represent Kuwait’s youth under the theme of the workshop discussion. The second output is pitching a moon initiative, which will be in the form of a competition between the participating teams. The winning team, based on the evaluation of the judging committee, will win a trip to the Space Generation Congress and the International Astronautical Conference in Washington DC 2019.
10 to 15 individuals from all over Kuwait will be selected by the organizing team to participate on the Space Generation Moon Village [Kuwait], which will be held in 12 and 13 April 2019.
In the first day of the workshop, participants will discuss the theme “Challenges and Opportunities for Kuwait to Participate on Colonizing the moon” and will express their ideas in the form of recommendations.
In the second day, participants will split into teams that consist of 2 – 3 members. The selected teams will compete against each other and pitch ideas that define and utilize potential commercial, sciences and engineering opportunities for Kuwait to join the ongoing efforts of a Moon Village. Mr. John Mankins, the vice president of the Moon Village Association (MVA) will mentor and guide the participants during the two days workshop. The event was fully funded and sponsored by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)
Benefits for the Participants of the Space Generation Moon Village [Kuwait]:
The participants of the Space Generation Moon Village [Kuwait] will not only learn about the concept of a Moon Village, but also, they will have the opportunity to take part and share their own ideas and opinions to shape the future of a Moon Village. The ideas shared by participants will be formatted to be recommendations presented during the United Nations Committee of Peaceful Use of Outer Space. In addition, the ideas can lead to actions under the Kuwait Moon Initiative. In summary: This is your chance to be part of the international ongoing efforts for a Moon Village.
The concept itself “Moon Village” is open to every individual without exceptions. This includes the young generation from non-space faring country. Participating on the Space Generation Moon Village [Kuwait] is a great step to open the door for non-space faring countries around the world to join the Moon Village.
How To Apply:
If you are between 18 and 35 years old and based on Kuwait, either a student or young professional from any background, you can join the Space Generation Moon Village [Kuwait]. Please send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org :
- Letter of Intent:
Describe why you want to be a participant at the Space Generation Moon Village [Kuwait]. Discuss your past experiences and how relevant they are to the workshop.
- Your Resume.
- Register on SGAC web page at Spacegeneration.org
Please send the above document no later than 31 March 2019.