Due to the current global health situation associated with COVID-19, the African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW) is postponed to the 25th and 26th February 2021.
The safety of our event attendees is our top priority and we have been monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation carefully. Based on the most up to date policies involving travel and event attendance, and in consideration of general public health and safety, the AF-SGW team has decided to reschedule the event.
The AF-SGW 2021 will now be taking place on the 25th and 26th of February, 2021. We are also organising some side events and competitions.
This has been a very difficult decision but we think it is the most responsible one. We want to ensure a great quality event, and the participation of the delegates, speakers and sponsors. The organising team of the AF-SGW is still working hard to make the 4th AF-SGW 2021 an event to remember! We can’t wait to meet you in Ghana in February!
What is the African Space Generation Workshop?
The 4th African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW) is a two-day regional workshop, which brings together students and young professionals with agency and industry representatives from across the African continent. It provides an unparalleled opportunity for the future leaders of Africa’s space endeavours to proactively establish strong relationships, exchange ideas and knowledge, and to collaborate on brainstorming new ideas and solutions using space technology for the benefit of Africa. In doing so, these young, passionate minds can help to shape the future of the African space industry. The event date for the AF-SGW 2021 is 25 February 2021 (Thursday) and 26 February 2021 (Friday). The theme for this African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW) is ” A United Africa for Space Innovation: A Step Towards Our Common Future”.
Who should attend?
We invite students and young professionals between the ages of 18 to 35 years old (as of February 25, 2021) who are resident or whose country of citizenship is in Africa and are passionate about the space industry to apply to be 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 AF-SGW2021?
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).