Final Agenda (Time in GMT)


Day 1 (21st May 2024)

Welcome/Opening remarks          (08h00-08h20)

Briefing on ASLI          (08h20-08h40)

Keynote Address: Mahama Ouedraogo (Former Director, Department of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (ESTI), African Union Commission (AUC)          (08h40-09h00)


Session 1: Education and Capacity Building          (09h00-10h30)

  • Space Education in South Africa – Keith Gottschalk (University of Western Cape, South Africa)

Moderator: Ayomide Jide-Omole (African Space Leadership Institute)


Health Break          (10h30-10h40)


Session 2: Outreach and Awareness          (10h40-11h55)

Moderator: Youssef Moulane (Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco)


Lunch break          (11h55-13h25)


Keynote address: Andrea Harrington (Co-Director, Institute for Air and Space Law, McGill University, Canada)          (13h25-13h45)


Session 3: Policy, Law and Governance          (13h45-15h00)

Moderator: Rihab Ben Moussa (University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia)


Health Break          (15h00-15h10)


Session 4: Leveraging partnerships          (15h10-16h40)

  • Harmonising Intellectual Property Rights in Sino-Africa Space Cooperation: Assessing the Legal Framework and Proposing Tailored Solutions – Sandra Amongin and Kassim Bakari Kipanga

Moderator: Eseosa Olotu (African Space Leadership Institute) 


Closing remarks         (16h40-17h00)


Close Day 1


Day 2 (22nd May 2024)

Opening remarks/Recap          (08h00-08h15)

Keynote address: Jean Koulidiati (Rector, Pan-African University)          (08h15-08h35)


Session 5: Earth Observation          (08h35-10h05)

Moderator: Esther Maina (African Space Leadership Institute)


Health Break          (10h05-10h15)


Session 6: Space Science and Astronomy          (10h15-11h45)

Moderator: Julius Kimani (African Space Leadership Institute)


Lunch Break          (11h45-13h15)


Keynote Address: Davis Cook (Chairman, Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability)          (13h15-13h35)


Session 7: Industry          (13h35-14h50)

Moderator: Thando Mathe (Spatial Sense)


Health Break          (14h50-15h00)


Session 8: Modern tools, processes and means          (15h00-16h15)

Moderator: Eunice Mwangi (Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development, Kenya)


Closing remarks         (16h15-16h30)


Graduation Ceremony of Global Space Policy (GSP) course on 23rd May 2024

Welcome (12h00 – 12h05)

Opening remarks (12h05 – 12h15)

Presentation of participants (12h15 – 12h25)

Guest Lecture: Driss EL HADANI (Deputy Director, UNOOSA) (12h25 – 09h55)

Q&A (12h55 – 13h10)

Remarks by participants (13h10 – 13h25)

Closing (13h25 – 13h30)