Register for the 6th African Space Generation Workshop (6th AF-SGW)

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Applications for the 6th African Space Generation Workshop (6th AF-SGW) are now open. The event, themed “Africa, the final space frontier” is scheduled to be held from the 25-26th of November at the International University of Rabat campus (UIR), Rabat, Morocco. 

The two-day 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. 

Event Details 

The workshop will feature:

  • Panels discussions & round tables to discuss the following space subjects:
    • Satellites for climate change
    • Space for a sustainable Africa
    • Opportunities and the future of Space in Africa
    • Commercial Space
  • Six working groups and two interaction breakout sessions, each focusing on specific sub-themes, including:
    • Space Education & Outreach
    • Space Systems & Technology
    • Space Law & Policy
    • Space Life Sciences & Applications
    • Space Business
    • AI, Big Data and Quantum Technology in Space
Purpose and Expected Participants

The event is open to students and young professionals between the ages of 18-35 (as of November 2022) who are residents or citizens of African countries and are passionate about the space industry. Nonetheless, space enthusiasts from around the world are encouraged to participate. Applicants can be from any discipline. 

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. Consequently, the workshop’s reports and recommendations 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).

The workshop is also expected to increase awareness of space activities at the local and regional levels, by bringing an SGAC event for the first time in Morocco and to give the next generation leaders in the space sector a voice in defining global space policy.

Application and Key Dates
  • Applications open: 15 July 2022  
  • Applications close: 19 August 2022
  • Application review: 20-29 August 2022
  • Results publication and registration opened for accepted delegates: 30 August 2022
  •  Delegate registration period: 30 August- 30 September 2022
  • Registration closes: 23:59 PM (GMT) 30 September 2022
Registration Requirement 

Applicants must be: 

  • A member of the SGAC;
  • Students or Young Professionals between the ages of 18 to 35 as of the 25 November 2022;
  • Students enrolled in Academic institutions (College, Universities)

Kindly check here to apply for the 6th African Space Generation Workshop.

NB: Females applications are highly encouraged and proof of academic enrolment may be requested for students.

Registration Cost

Accepted delegates can secure their spot at the workshop by paying the non-refundable registration fee. 

6th AF-SGW Registration Fees

  • Student Ticket – USD 20 
  • Young Professional Ticket – USD 40 

 The African Space Generation Workshop Ticket covers:

  • Entry to the 2022 African Space Generation Workshop on 25 – 26 November 2022
  • Delegate Welcome Pack and materials, including sponsored “swag”
  • On-site Catering: Including Coffee breaks & Lunch 
  • AF-SGW International Night (Day 1)

Check here for available scholarships and for any questions related to Delegates please contact delegates-afsgw@spacegeneration.org.

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