The 8th ALC
Objectives
Topics
Expected Outcomes
Youth Forum
The 8th ALC

The 8th African Leadership Congress (ALC) on Space Science and Technology for Sustainable Development themed Prospects and Challenges of African Space Development will be 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 socioeconomic challenges and harnessing the opportunities that space science and technology could provide.Read More

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 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.

The 8th ALC is expected to have about 300 participants, which will be distinguished professionals, politicians, business people and companies of the space industry, youth and women from all African countries and international collaborating nations as well as the public and private space institutions.

The congress is expected to come forth with: an adopted constitution that will govern the members, the congress and the secretariat; resolution that contains fundamental decisions and directions for future action; proceedings of the congress and the way forward and recommendations for member countries, African space institutions, vendors and the global space community. The ALC will also create business opportunities to expand market for space industry.

Objectives

  • promote the benefits of space science and technology among political leaders, decision makers, academia and researchers, space vendors, and the youth and women convening to the congress;
  • Identify major challenges in implementing space programs in Africa and devise mechanisms.
  • encourage regional and intra-Africa cooperation in space science and technology
  • inspire the youth and encouraging women’s contribution in building the future Africa space industry.
  • stimulate space commerce and entrepreneurship in contributing towards meeting the SDGs, GDP growth, and ensuring sustainable space industry in the continent;
  • strengthen the congress and its activities through adoption of the constitution and other regulations.

Topics

The discussion points that will be dealt with in this congress are chosen to be aligned with the theme of the meeting that gives emphasis to the prospects of the space sector and the challenges to be overcomed in Africa. Some of the major topics that will be given prime focus in the main session include:

  • current status of space programs in Africa;
  • space policies, strategies and implementation;
  • space coordination and collaboration among AU member countries, and    internationally;
  • the role space plays to overcome African challenges and achievement of SDGs and technology:
  • innovation and entrepreneurship in Space.

Expected Outcomes

The 8thALC is expected to come forth with: an adopted constitution that will govern the members, the congress and the secretariat; resolution that contains fundamental decisions and directions for future action; proceedings of the congress and the way forward and recommendations for member countries, African space institutions, vendors and the global space community.

Youth Forum

About ALC- Youth Forum

The 2019 African Space Leadership Congress Youth Forum will take place from 2-4 December 2019 in Addis Ababa Ethiopia as a part of The 8th African Leadership Congress  (ALC) on Space Science and Technology for Sustainable Development under the theme “Prospects and Challenges of African Space Development”.

The ALC- Youth Forum: is comprised of African students and young professionals in the space sector with a primary mission to create a platform for engagement of students and young professionals in the space sector towards harnessing space for development in Africa.

TARGET GROUPS AND PARTICIPANTS

University students and young professionals of Africans between the age of 18 to 40 who are working or interested in space science and technology issues.

EVENT PROGRAMME

The 2019 ALC Youth Forum will feature primarily topics that are inline with the 8th ALC main topics, the prospects of the space sector and the challenges in Africa.  Some of the major issues that will be given prime focus in the main session include: current status of space programs in Africa; space policies, strategies and implementation; space coordination and collaboration among AU member countries and    internationally; the role space plays to overcome African challenges and technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in Space.

Furthermore, debatable and fundamental global space issues such as:

  • African countries’ voice in Space
  • Space for peace and diplomacy
  • Political commitment and leadership in space
  • Space Commerce and economy
  • Engagement of the African young generation in space are set to serve as keynote speeches to be delivered in plenary approach.

EVENT SEGMENTS

The ALC youth Forum involvement will comprise of the following segments;

  • Segment 1: ALC YF Presentation at the ASLC plenary;
  • Segment 2: Presentations made by the youth as part of the main programme of the ALC and ALC-Youth Forum session.
  • Segment 3: Formal session of the ASLC-Youth forum
  • Segment 4: Mentorship and B2B sessions

                         HOST and ORGANIZING INSTITUTE

                                                           Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute

                                        CO- ORGANIZERS

                                     OFFICIAL AIRLINE/CARIER

                                          

                                           MEDIA PARTNER

Program  

List of Participants

Visa Information
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Hotel Accommodation

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Local information
Booth for Exhibition
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Ethiopian Airline Discount

For ALC2019 Participants , the Ethiopian Airline has provided the following  Airfare discount promo code – ALC19 here
Sales Restrictions
– Fare discount is valid for sales till  04 Dec 2019.
Travel Restrictions
– Travel to ADD is valid from 26 Nov – 04 Dec 2019.
– Travel from ADD is valid from 02 – 12 Dec 2019.N.B Please, use the promo code ALC19 while you book/buy  air ticket or inform the ticket officer about the promotion and give them the code ALC19

IPC Member

International Program Committee (IPC) members of ALC

  • Adigun Ade ABIODUN (Chair of IPC), African Space Foundation
  • Andiswa MLISA – (Co-Chair of IPC), South Africa
  • Islam Abou El-MAGD – Egypt
  • Francis CHIZEA – Nigeria  
  • Lulu MAKAPELA -(Rep. of ALC-YF & WIA-A), South Africa
  • Nana AMA-BROWNE – Ghana
  • Islam Abou El-MAGD ,Egypt
  • Nana AMA-BROWNE , Ghana
  • Solomon CHERIE , Ethiopia
  • Alemiye MAMO, LOC Chair, Ethiopia
  • Peter MARTINEZ, SWF
  • Paul Baki, Kenya
  • Sike CHIDINMA,WIA-A, Nigeria
  • Val MUNSAMI, South Africa
steering Commitee
  1. Islam Abou El-Magd – Egypt
  2. Dr. Haned Nassim – Algeria
  3. Dr. Tefera Walwa – Ethiopia
  4. Dr. Nana Ama Browne Klutse – Ghana
  5. Dr. Erick Kamal – Kenya
  6. Dr. Frances Chizea – Nigeria- Chair of ASLC
  7. Prof. S. O. Mohammed – Nigeria
  8. Dr. Val Munsami – South Africa
  9. Dr. Sias Mostert – South Africa
  10. Dr. Peter Martinez – South Africa
  11. Dr. Solomon Belay Tessema -Ethiopia
Local Organizing Commitee
  1. Mr. Alemiye Mamo – Chair , EA-ROAD
  2. Dr. Solomon Gerra- Secretary, ESSTI
  3. Mr. Getachew Wollel – ESSTI
  4. Mrs. Beza Tesfaye – ESSS
  5. Mr. Meshack Kinyua Ndiritu- AU – HR ST
  6. Dr. Nigusse Mezgebe -ESSTI
  7. Mr. Feleke Zerihun – ESSTI
  8. Dr. Worku Zewdie- ESSTI

Announcement

  1. Travel arrangement with Ethiopian Airlines Airfare Discount

If you are interested to get  Airfare Discount  from Ethiopian Airlines particularly to ALC2019 conference, we would like to ask  to send  us  your full name in your passport, name of city and  the international airport departure  where Ethiopian Airlines fly. Pls  send your information as soon as possible using the following email for the reply aslc@essti.gov.et

Topics for Keynote Speakers
  • African countries’ voice in Space
  • Space for peace and diplomacy
  • Political commitment and leadership in space
  • Space Commerce and economy
  • Engagement of the African young generation in space