Call for Hosting City – 7th African Space Generation Workshop

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SGAC

Building on the success of previous African Space Generation Workshops (AF-SGW), SGAC will organise the 7th African Space Generation Workshop in 2023. The workshop brings together students, young professionals, industry experts and government stakeholders from across Africa to interact and discuss innovations and regional challenges related to the African space sector. In addition, the event provides excellent opportunities for future African space industry leaders to network, exchange ideas, learn and collaborate on space innovations for the continent’s benefit. 

The call is open to SGAC members in the African Region; however, bids from Morocco, South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco and South Africa will not be considered, as those countries have already hosted a major SGAC regional event in the past five years. Furthermore, ideal bids should come from countries able to attract sponsorships and qualified speakers to the event.

Deadline for Application: 15th January 2023

While developing bids, bidders must explain why the suggested city would be a perfect place for the 7th African Space Generation Workshop. For this, please provide information about the following:

  • Suggested date (possible dates for the events shall be in Q3-Q4 of 2023);
  • Venue (cost, capacity and access);
  • Location (travel, accommodation, etc.) The proposed city must be easy to access by intending participants, involving a maximum of one flight;
  • Estimated budget;
  • Possible local sponsorships for the event; and
  • Short bio (with the date of birth) of the event manager and co-event manager.

The following items are a plus:

  • Prior experience with organising events and with SGAC (either team membership or attending an SGAC event);
  • Suggested event planning schedule with the main actions (definition of venue, organising team, etc.);
  • Letters of support to the bid from organisations, universities, associations etc.;
  • Events in conjunction with the workshop (major space event/conference/congress/programme); and
  • Suggested programme for the workshop (including potential speakers).
Important Notice
  • The bid has to be submitted by the National Point of Contacts (NPoC). If your country does not have an NPoC, kindly liaise directly with the Regional Coordinators and Regional Events Coordinator before submitting your proposal.
  • The maximum length of the proposal is five pages (appendixes like supporting letters and complete CVs of the Event Manager and Deputy Manager do not count in this limit).
  • The Event Manager could be any SGAC member (aged 18-35 and registered on the SGAC website), but citizenship or temporal residency of the given country is a requirement.
  • The Deputy Event Manager could be any SGAC member (aged 18-35 and registered on the SGAC website).
  • The AF-SGW Manager and Deputy Manager will work under the supervision of the SGAC Regional Events Coordinator.
  • This is a volunteer position.
  • The bid will be evaluated by Africa’s Regional Coordinators and the SGAC Regional Events Coordinator.
  • If the bid is accepted, the Event Managers will receive a starter kit for SGAC events and be asked to issue a Call for Organising Team among SGAC members.
How to Apply

To apply, please send an email with the Subject: [CITY NAME] 7TH AF-SGW bid, together with your bid in the attachment.

All applications must be emailed to the African Regional Coordinators:

And Regional Event Coordinator:

NOTE: Only complete applications will be considered.

Application Timeline
  • Applications close: 15th January 2023
  • Review of bids and interviews: 15th – 30th January 2023
  • Result announcement: 31st January 2023

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