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Event: Current and future opportunities for EU-Africa cooperation in the Space domain

Current and future opportunities for EU-Africa cooperation in the Space domain


Day 1 : 6 September 2022 - (09:00-16:00 CEST/SAST)

Day 2 : 7 September 2022 - (09:00-17:30 CEST/SAST)

The EU Global Action on Space is organising its first hybrid event in Africa, which is scheduled to take place in Pretoria, on 6-7 September 2022. The event will follow the success of the previous two webinars organised by the EU Global Action on Space dedicated to the African target region, as well as the “Space for sustainable development: Copernicus - GMES and Africa Partnership event” that took place under the auspices of Africa-Europe Week last February.  

In the past decade, African countries have increased their participation in the space domain and, as a result, are enjoying a corresponding boom in the commercialisation of space. The EU and Africa share an important history of successful collaboration in the field of space, which continues in this period of fast growth and development for the industry.  

This two-day GA event will focus on the overarching theme of the ongoing and future collaboration between the EU and Africa in the space domain. It will showcase how African space stakeholders and local communities can benefit from the EU Space Programme. More broadly, the event will aim to further foster synergies and collaboration between the EU and the African space ecosystems.  

The first day of the event will center on presenting opportunities to enhance the current collaboration between the EU and Africa on space and will address topics such as space-based connectivity, public-private partnerships in space, and the opportunities offered by research initiatives under the EU space programme for Africa.  

The second day of the event will be focused on highlighting the opportunities that the EU space programme can present for users on the African continent, particularly in terms of potential applications for downstream markets. A special focus will be put on current and future cooperation in the fields the Earth Observation and GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems). Opportunities related to doing business with European partners and the future role of space agencies will also be addressed.  

To find more information about the space industry in Africa, you can read our market report available here.

Registrations are now open! If you wish to join and stay updated on all new developments, please fill out our registration form by clicking on the following link. 

Title image - Credit: European Union, Copernicus Sentinel-2 imagery