On 30 June, UNOOSA will host the first Space Economy virtual conference entirely dedicated to the space sector in Africa. Did you know that African governments have budgeted over USD 400 million towards space programmes? Join us to discover more about commercial efforts from African and non-African companies working in the continent! Register here: https://lnkd.in/erRg-xS
2020 saw the launch of UNOOSA’s Space Economy Initiative. This initiative provides free-to-access opportunities to exchange expertise and insights of public and private-sector experts from across the global space sector. Following the successful Space Economy online events series, UNOOSA is organizing a 1 -day virtual conference dedicated to enhancing growth of the commercial space sector in Africa on 30 June, 10:30-16:00 CEST. During the conference, high-level representatives from UNOOSA, African Union, Portugal and the private space sector, both within and outside Africa, will engage in peer-to-peer exchange of good practices to foster space economy growth in the continent. The event will include three different components:
– A high-level opening session with UNOOSA, African Union and Portugal representatives setting the scene on the importance of strong, responsible, and sustainable growth of the African and global space sector.
– The second and third expert-level sessions will see private companies’ representatives exchanging success stories and lessons learnt as an established company in the sector. Sessions will focus on the upstream and downstream sector.
Confirmed speakers include:
– Simonetta Di Pippo, UNOOSA Director
– Mahama Ouedraogo, African Union, Director, Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation
– Hugo Costa, Portugal Space Agency, Director
– Abimbola Alale, NIGCOMSAT CEO and MD
– James Barrington Brown,Ne wSpace Systems CEO
– Bruno Henrion, Rascom Star CTO
– Jessie Ndab, Astrofica Co- founder and MD
– Olugbenga Leke Oyewole, Atlantic Factorial CEO
– Vivyann Meta, LocateIT Limited, Dir. Business and Technical Services
– Francisco Vilhena da Cunha, G EOSAT, CEO
– Amr Emam, Nilesat, Head of Space Segment
– Pauline Bourg, Airbus, Business Development Africa
– Kammy Brun, Head Aerospace Group, MD
– Temidayo Oniosun, Space in Africa, MD
– John Lewis, Head of New Business Ventures, agriBORA
This unique event is open to the public, bringing together the global space sector to discuss how to grow strong, responsible, and sustainable space economies.