On June 26th at 4:00 PM WAT and on June 27th at 5:00 PM WAT, the Africa Space Careers webinar will begin.
Although the webinar is organized by Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), an African space oriented organization, the webinar is collectively founded by SGAC, and three other African space oriented organizations; LearnSpace Foundation, Humbite, Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). The main goal of the webinar is to teach and inform Africans on the benefits of space technology to the African continent as well as encouraging them to consider careers in the Space sector. It is also hoped that the webinar will increase awareness in the African society about space related careers, and further help us to discuss the challenges and opportunities for Africans in the African space industry.
The event will be holding on Zoom network via the registration link: https://bit.ly/scwebinarAfrica. You can easily get zoom by downloading the app on Playstore (Android) and Apple store (IOS).
The speakers for this spectacular event are:
- Meshack is a specialist in space systems. He currently works with the African Union Commission to establish the Pan-African Space Agency. He is also leading the capacity building in space applications with Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) & Africa, which is a pan-African Programme in Earth Observation.
- Mohammed Saibu is a Flight controller, also known as the operation’s engineer, in the Mission Control Center (MCC). His job makes him responsible for the assessment and monitoring of a space vehicle’s aerodynamic performance and operation. He currently works on the operations for NASA’s future vehicles (Orion and Commercial Crew) and the International Space Station (ISS), with a focus on developing and working towards the accomplishments of Guidance Navigation & Control, Propulsion, and Trajectory operations for human spaceflight.
- Ms. Fadahunsi-banjo Motolani is the Chief Legal Officer at the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA). She is also a resource person with the Nigerian Institute of Space Science and Technology and Women in Aerospace Nigeria.
- Chidinma Joy Iroka is the Chief Engineer in the Engineering and Space System Division (ESS) of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), that is, the Nigerian Space Agency, and one of the two women in the Radio Frequency (RF) team of the Nigerian engineers and scientists that were trained in Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, United Kingdom at which she participated in the designing, building and testing of Nigerian satellites (NigSat-2 and NigSat-X) launched in 2011 with uplink and downlink frequencies at S-band (2.0-4.2GHz) and X-band (8.0 -8.5GHz) respectively.
- Ahmed Shokry Abdelhamid Baraka is a clinical pharmacist, SGAC Regional Communications Manager for the Middle East, and the Leader of AMSRO regional chapter at Alexandria University, Egypt.
- Salvation Peter is a Data scientist, a python expert, a space and tech advocate. She was also the catalyst for the founding of the Space STEM Educational Initiative for Africs (SSEIA).
- Ms Majaja is an expert in Economic policy development and Implementation, Industrial Strategies Development and implementation in advanced manufacturing, aerospace and electro-technical. Currently, she is the coordinator for the African Region of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition which is thought of as the Space Regulation Capacity building program.
- Marco Romero was the Ballistic and Navigation Satellite Support Specialist in the Angolan Space Program and is currently stepping us as the Space System Engineer at ISAE Supaero.
- Eldrige de Melo is a Space Project Manager currently studying at ISAE-SUPAERO Aerospace Project Management. He is certified by the Russian Space Agency as a Senior Specialist to the Ground Control. He is also the NPoC of SGAC for Angola.
- Ms. Anne Agi is a trustee/Co-founder, LearnSpace Foundation an NGO for promoting space education and awareness. She is also a member of the Women in Aerospace Community, and a member of the Nigerian Bar Association.
Join us on Zoom on the 26th of June by 4:00 PM and on the 27th by 5:00 PM.
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