Training Africa's next generation of space engineers.
About the program
According to Space In Africa – the authority on news, data, and market analysis for the African space industry – the continent’s space economy is now worth USD 7 billion and is projected to grow at a 7.3% compound annual growth rate to exceed USD 10 billion by 2024. End of quote. But at the same time, there are just a few numbers of African space and geospatial professionals to help the continent benefit from this opportunity for its technology and digital economy development.
To help curve the situation, the AGIA Scholarship Program is designed to send the best African students to the best aerospace and geospatial tech higher education institutions. The main goal for doing this is to contribute to the preparation of the continent to respond to the growing space-related needs and market demands. We’ll be using resources from our partners, foundations, donors, and part of our own benefice to help train the future African engineers for space and geospatial industry. AGIA Scholarship Program’s first cohort is expected in 2020.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. – Nelson Mandela.