Space for Africa Competition

In the first edition, participants submitted essays outlining how space could meet one of the twenty (20) goals of the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

Agenda 2063 is the continental framework for Africa’s socioeconomic development and integration. The aspirations, goals and priority areas are available here.

76 submissions were received from across Africa, from which 14 top essays were selected by the assessment team. Brief bios of the authors of the top essays are available here. They received full scholarship to participate in the course on the African Space Policy and Strategy, at ASLI.

The best three essays were by:

  • Isah Daniel Ugbede (Nigeria)
  • Joseph Kathukya (Kenya)
  • Asmamaw Esayas (Ethiopia)

They received full scholarship to participate in the 2023 African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW), in Harare, Zimbabwe.



The ongoing second edition requires participants to submit an essay outlining how space can be used to meet one of the priority areas of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

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