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Thursday, June 17 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Youth Challenge: Inspiring the Next Generation with the Schools Satellite Project: Convened by Valencia and ISC

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avatar for Gasiza Deborah Grace

Gasiza Deborah Grace

Satellite communication specialist, Rwanda Space Agency
Deborah is a satellite communication specialist at Rwanda Space Agency. She gives her support and contribution of knowledge on all satellite network-related projects. She is currently working on the establishment of a teleport in Rwanda which will be used by middle east Africa. Deborah... Read More →
avatar for Bethelhem Girma

Bethelhem Girma

Assistant Researcher, Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute and EA-ROAD office
Hello! My name is Bethelhem and I am from Ethiopia. I am an aeronautical engineering graduate from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. I am currently working as an assistant researcher at the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute and EA-ROAD office. Our... Read More →
avatar for Nathnael Geneti

Nathnael Geneti

Assistant Researcher, Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute
Greetings all,I'm Nate. I'm an Aerospace engineer working at the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute. Some of the projects I'm currently working on include: A 3U CubeSat for Ionosphere Exploration Mission,Design and Testing of basic Sounding rockets, and the feasibility... Read More →
avatar for Cosimo Vallo

Cosimo Vallo

Training and e-Learning Specialist, LifeWatch ERIC
Cosimo Vallo is a Training and e-Learning Specialist with 10 years of work experience in UN, Universities, INGOs and Teaching Institutions across Europe and Africa. His fields of expertise are Human Rights, Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding; and he also is a qualified Intercultural... Read More →
avatar for Niall Smith

Niall Smith

Head of Research - Cork, Munster Technological University
Speech topic: Experiences from MTU Blackrock Castle ObservatoryMy research interests lie in (i) in using astronomy to communicate STEM on a global scale and (ii) high time resolution astrophysics. I co-founded an observatory and science centre at Blackrock Castle in Cork, Ireland... Read More →
avatar for Silvia Parres Palomares

Silvia Parres Palomares

Head of technology department, IES Massanassa, Valencia, Spain
Sylvia has been a high school Technology teacher for the last 20 years in Valencia, Spain. She enjoys her job because it allows her to share her passion for science and technology with her students. In addition, she is committed to the improvement of knowledge of educational science... Read More →
avatar for Charles Mpho Takalana

Charles Mpho Takalana

Head of Secretariat, African Astronomical Society
Charles Mpho Takalana completed his Ph.D. in physics focusing on Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in December 2020. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Charles currently works at the African... Read More →
avatar for Roya Ayazi

Roya Ayazi

Secretary General, NEREUS aisbl
Since 2009 Roya heads as Secretary General of the NEREUS-network (Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies) its Brussels/Belgium based secretariat and is the main interface of the association at European level. Within the advocacy activities of the network she followed... Read More →
avatar for Javier Lopez-Torres

Javier Lopez-Torres

Procurement & Institutional Relationship Officer, LifeWatch ERIC
Javier has been responsible for Management and Institutional Relationships during the last 20 years for some big companies in Spain and other countries in Europe. Due that, he was involved in some educational projects, specially in those that fixed the entrepeneur spirit. He truly... Read More →
avatar for Mbonteh Roland Ndunge

Mbonteh Roland Ndunge

CEO/Founder, CASRO
I am a Science Educator ( l teach Physics, Mathematics in several secondary and high schools, Astronomy and Space Tech to the public, schools and Universities) and a UN SDGs advocate. Curious about Space Technology and most especially restoring our mother planet, the only home. In... Read More →
avatar for Kogilam Govender

Kogilam Govender

Department of Science and Innovation
Ms Kogilam Govender is the Deputy Director Global Change and Sustainability at the Department of Science and Innovation. In this capacity, she promotes the development of research, the production of scientific knowledge and capacity in the field of global change. She has over 15 years... Read More →


Thursday June 17, 2021 3:00pm - 5:00pm CEST
Virtual Room: Zambia