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WELCOME TO
 

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JULY 20-30, 2024
ACCRA, GHANA

UNGANA…
 

UNGANA in KiSwahili… meaning ‘gather’.

As the Africa Union (AU) has declared Swahili to be the first indigenous African Language as an official language of the AU,  we intend that the African Space Community of Practice begin the process of indigenizing where possible with names and terms that reflect African intention to be present at the emergence of space economy in keeping with its past as the cradle of humanity.  

 

ABOUT SPACE UNGANA
 

JULY 20-30, 2024

OUR MISSION

The goal of the Omni Africa Space Research Education and Training Ungana (SPACE UNGANA) is to explore opportunities and challenges in the space industry ecosystem and identify strategies for building capacity to advance the African Space Agenda and Africa Union (AU) 2063 in particular.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 
Space Ungana 2023 is a gathering of academics, advocates, policy makers, technocrats and industry leaders interested in advancing the development of space in Africa.

About Space Ungana
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ABOUT SPACE UNGANA

JULY 20-30, 2024

A Gathering of Space Advocates and Enthusiasts Committed to advancing Space for All. 

FUTURES FORUM +
DESIGN IDEAFEST &  DESIGN DOJO + SITE VISIT TO NAVRONGO VIA KUMASI

(JULY 20-24) The Futures Forum will begin with Opening Event on July 20 – International Moon Day in Accra.  July 21 (Sunday) will provide Special Tour to Ghana Radio Telescope and Opening Reception at All Nations University (Conference Host), in Koforidua.  July 22-24 will feature selected keynotes, interactive sessions, panel discussions, research proposals and unique networking opportunities.

 

(JULY 24-26) The 3-day Design Ideafest  will include Design Dojo for satellite constellation (AFCONSAT) and Design Hackathon for Settlement (OASEAS) issues.

 

(JULY 19 -21) The 3-day Site Visit to Navrongo in Northern Ghana (via Kumasi) to University of Sustainable Development to explore site for OASEAS analog in Ghana. various institutions. 

Agenda
AGENDA  (JULY 19-24)
OASEAS RESEARCH, EDUCATION & TRAINING FUTURES FORUM

ARRIVE/ INTL  MOON DAY CELEBRATIONS

Sat, 20 Jul

ACCRA

VISIT TO RADIO ASTRONOMY TELESCOPE

Sun, 21 Jul

ACCRA

ADVANCING
SPACE FOR THE SDGs

Mon, 22 Jul
KOFORIDUA

ADVANCING THE SDGS  &SPACE EXPLORATION

Tue, 23 Jul
KOFORIDUA

ADVANCING SPACE EXPLORATION & DESIGN DOJO (AFCONSAT)

Wed, 24 Jul
KOFORIDUA

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JULY 19-24
FUTURES FORUM

WHAT?   Forum on Opportunities & Challenges for Space Education, Research and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Registration
CALL FOR PRESENTERS
Do you want to be a presenter? Or Organize a Panel or Mini-Workshop at the SPACE UNGANA Futures Forum? We have speaking opportunities for the FUTURES FORUM, AFCONSAT (Design DOJO) onlin and DESIGN IDEAFEST & HACKATHON online.
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FORUM THEMES
Building Foundational Capacity 
Space for the SDGs
Space Settlement
Space Tourism
Space Traffic Management
PARTICIPATION FEES
 

Academic/NGO         $150

Industry                     $250

Student                      $75

Virtual Participation   $30

REGISTRATION

GET INVOLVED
SPACE UNGANA FUTURES FORUM

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Opens on MAY 30, 2024.
GET INVOLVED
DESIGN DOJO & HACKATHON

Can you imagine life on the Moon?
To participate as a Guide/Mentor/Judge in the Design Dojo (AFCONSAT)/ Hackathon (OASEAS)?
 
Closes on JUNE 14, 2024.


 
AGENDA  (JULY 24-30)
DESIGN DOJO,  IDEAFEST & HACKATHON 

DESIGN DOJO (AFCONSAT) & IDEAFEST – HACKATHON

Wed, 24 Jul

KOFORIDUA

IDEAFEST & HACKATHON-

Thu, 25 Jul

KOFORIDUA

IDEAFEST & HACKATHON AWARDS

Fri, 26 Jul

KOFORIDUA

DEPARTURE /  SITE VISIT FOR OASEAS, NAVRONGO, GHANA

Sat, 27 Jul

 Avia KUMASI

 DEPARTURE FOR NAVRONGO VIA VISIT TO LAKE BUMSOTWI & KUMASI

Sat, 27 Jul

NAVRONGO

 VISIT TO UNIVERSITY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT & SITES

Sun, 28 Jul

NAVRONGO

VISIT TO SITES & HERITAGE TOURS

Sat, 28 Jul

NAVRONGO

DEPARTURE  to ACCRA / USA

Sun, 20 Jul

NAVRONGO

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JULY 13-18
DESIGN DOJO,  IDEAFEST & HACKATHON
@KOFIRIDUA & Online
 

Our Speakers

SPEAKERS COMING SOON

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ACCOMMODATION
Patnerships

OUR COLLABORATORS

Space Ungana 2024 is a gathering of academics, advocates, policy makers, technocrats and industry leaders interested in advancing the development of space in Africa.  The goal of the Omni Africa Space Research Education and Training Ungana (Space UNGANA) is to explore opportunities and challenges in the space industry ecosystem and identify strategies for building capacity to advance the African Space Agenda and AU 2063 in particular.

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JKUAT

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GAME DESIGN GRIOT

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NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS

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"The future is ever evolving. Might as well get used to it."

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