Webinar: An Outlook of the African Space Industry: What to Look Out for in 2024

Space in Africa is hosting another edition of its webinar series, “An Outlook of the African Space Industry: What to Look Out for in 2024,” on Tuesday, 30 January 2023. The webinar will benefit space enthusiasts, students, educators, government officials, industry professionals, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, media professionals, and environmentalists.

The African space sector has undergone a profound transformation in recent years, experiencing a surge in growth that has positioned it for groundbreaking advancements in satellite technology, space research, and commercial ventures. This webinar will examine the multifaceted landscape characterising the African space industry as we transition into 2024. Furthermore, this session will delve into the dynamic evolution of the African space industry, emphasising its remarkable growth and the diverse array of developments driving this momentum. The possibilities appear boundless, from the proliferation of satellite technology to the burgeoning interest in space research and exploration.

Moreover, the webinar will scrutinise the key trends that have emerged as pivotal factors shaping the trajectory of the African space sector. These trends encompass a broad spectrum, including increased government investment and partnerships, burgeoning private sector involvement, and a burgeoning focus on fostering homegrown talent and innovation. The collaborative efforts between governmental bodies, private enterprises, and educational institutions are poised to propel the industry forward. Anticipating the year ahead, the webinar will highlight the anticipated milestones that promise to redefine the African space industry in 2024. From satellite launches and missions to advancements in space research, these milestones are poised to not only bolster the regional space capabilities but also position Africa as a significant player on the global space stage

Webinar Objectives

  1. Educational Focus: The webinar will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the current state of the African space industry, including its growth, achievements, and potential opportunities.
  2. Trend Analysis: The discussions will critically analyse the key trends that have been instrumental in shaping the African space sector’s trajectory, focusing on technological advancements, investment patterns, and collaborative initiatives.
  3. Highlight Milestones: Another critical aspect of this webinar is to showcase and anticipate the significant milestones expected in 2024 within the African space industry, such as satellite launches, research missions, and technological breakthroughs.
  4. Empowerment and Awareness: The webinar aims to empower individuals and organisations within and beyond Africa by raising awareness about the potential of the African space sector and encouraging participation in its growth.
  5. Explore Challenges and Opportunities: The webinar will also examine the challenges faced by the African space sector while exploring the diverse range of opportunities available for future growth and development.
  6. Inspire Engagement and Participation: Another key achievement from this webinar will be encouraging active engagement from attendees and fostering discussions, idea-sharing, and networking among industry professionals, researchers, policymakers, and enthusiasts.

Speakers 

  1. Prof Paul Baki, Professor of Physics, Technical University of Kenya
  2. Bruno Henrion, CTO and CCO, Rascomstar
  3. Johann Du Toit, Co-Founder and CEO, Simera Group & Simera Sense
  4. Stefan de Klerk, Chief Financial Officer, Pinkmatter
  5. Mustapha Iderawumi, Senior Analyst, Space in Africa (Moderator)

Important Information

  • Date and Time – The event will be held on Tuesday, 30 January 2023, from 12 pm GMT via Zoom
  • Registration Link – Registration is open to all interested individuals. To register, please click here. 
  • To learn more about the webinar, please click here.

About Space in Africa

Space in Africa is the leading analytics and consulting company in the space sector, serving both the institutional and commercial markets with a particular focus on Africa. Our experience builds on a long track of past projects executed for international organisations, national governments, and commercial players, with high stakes in the space business—our practice cuts across all African countries. Space in Africa’s proprietary, research-based business and market analysis predict critical outcomes in what happens next in the industry and the opportunities available. Our data-driven analysis, free of vested interests and pre-conceptions, is helping to shape the ecosystem by making available accurate information critical for the change.