We are extremely delighted to be given the opportunity to present our space activities at the 8th African Space Leaders Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Our representative Senior Benjamin Bonsu who is the Co-founder and project manager of our lab stressed the need for Africa to emulate the university-based approach as the best strategy to build capacity and sustainability in space and satellite technology to solve the challenges facing Africa such as disaster, Agriculture and food security, internet, security and many more.
The African space leaders congratulated the stellar achievements of All Nations University College space activities towards promoting space and satellite technology in Ghana and Africa and making history as the first private university in Ghana and Africa to launch a satellite into space.
The 8th African Space Leadership Conference (ASLC) on Space Science and Technology for Sustainable Development themed Prospects and Challenges of African Space Development was conducted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 2 – 4 December 2019. The congress is aimed at capitalizing efforts of African nations on space technologies to address key socio-economic challenges and harnessing the opportunities that space science and technology could provide.
The main focus areas of this congress are: assessment of space programs in Africa; space research and development; space policy, strategy and implementation and participation of the youth and women in aerospace. Besides, issues like the voice of Africa towards equity in utilization of space resources, space commerce, and entrepreneurship, space for peace and diplomacy as well as collaboration in space will be discussed. The congress will serve as a primary and empirical platform for political leaders, space agencies, space vendors, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers and technologists, regional and international space institutions to address major issues. It will also link and network Africa with the rest of the world and allow showcasing space products and services