Maiden Edition of Space for Africa Competition

October 16, 2023

The African Space Leadership Institute(ASLI) is pleased to announce the winners of its maiden Space for Africa competition. The competition required an essay outlining how space can be used to meet one of the goals of the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

76 essays were received from across Africa. Authors of the top essays are:

– Olive Caroline Mandalasi (Malawi)

– Peter Ndiritu Thuku (Kenya)


– Yvan Zolo (Cameroon)

– Thando Mathe (Zimbabwe)

– Asmamaw Esayas (Ethiopia)

– Assia Machhour (Morocco)

– Brian Vuyiya (Kenya)

– Solomon Kamanga (Zambia)

– Philips Adekemi (Nigeria)

– Isah Daniel Ugbede (Nigeria)

– Joseph Kathukya (Kenya)

– Ogbogu Mirian (Nigeria)

– El Hadji Alioune CISSE (Senegal)

These 14 students and young professionals will receive full scholarship to participate in the forthcoming African Space Policy and Strategy course.

Authors of the best 3 essays will receive an additional scholarship to participate in the forthcoming Africa Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW), organised by the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Authors of the best 3 essays are:

– Isah Daniel Ugbede (Nigeria)

– Joseph Kathukya (Kenya)

– Asmamaw Esayas (Ethiopia)

Brief bios of these winners are available here.