SGAC 6th African Space Generation Workshop

By The Space Generation Advisory Council





– Organiser: The Space Generation Advisory Council
– Language: English
– Virtual or in-person: In-person

#Space4Africa For A More Prosperous Continent

What is the 6th African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW)?

The 6th African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW) is a two-day regional workshop, which brings together students, young professionals, industry experts, and government stakeholders from across the African continent. It provides an unparalleled opportunity for the future leaders of Africa’s space sector to proactively establish strong relationships, exchange ideas and knowledge, and collaborate on novel ways in which space technology can be utilised for the benefit of Africa. The 6th AF-SGWl will take place on the 25th and 26th November 2022, in Rabat, Morocco. The theme for this workshop is ‘#Space4Africa for a more prosperous continent’ and participants will be divided into working groups (WGs), each focusing on a specific sub-theme broadly covering Space Education & Outreach, Space Law & Policy, Space Business, Space Systems & Technology, Space Life Sciences & Applications, AI, Big Data and Quantum Technology in GIS. 

The objective of the AF-SGW is to raise awareness of the benefits of space, exchange know-how, and share best practices amongst stakeholders. The program will facilitate public participation and provide an excellent opportunity for students and young professionals to network with each other and experts with the aim of leading to future research and business partnerships and stimulating the interest among the next generation of African space professionals, whether scientific, legal, and corporate or government.

Who should attend?

We invite students and young professionals between the ages of 18 to 35 years old (as of November, 2022) who are passionate about the space industry to apply to be a part of the delegation. Past delegates have attended from all around Africa and from a wide variety of disciplines (engineering, business, science, arts, medicine and law). We also encourage space enthusiasts from across the world to participate in this event.

What is my Role at the 6th AF-SGW?

By attending the African Space Generation Workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn, share knowledge and network with fellow students and young professionals in the industry, and meet the industry’s leaders and experts. All discussions from the working groups are expected to produce recommendations to relevant public, private, and non-governmental sectors, helping to shape the future of the African space industry. Reports and recommendations from the workshop will be presented at high-level conferences and included in the SGAC annual report submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS).