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NewSpace Africa starts in Luanda with the presence of the largest space agencies in the world

The 3rd edition of NewSpace Africa starts this Tuesday in Luanda, where the world's main space agencies will be present, such as NASA (United States Space Agency). Under the theme “The role of space in reducing poverty in Africa”, this, the largest space event on the continent, takes place at the Talatona Convention Center until next Friday (5th April).


The event, which involves an exhibition of 28 notable entities from the global space industry and another 24 companies that will showcase their services, has stands from the largest space agencies in the world, such as NASA (United States Space Agency), ESA and Airbus (Europe), CAST (China), among others.

Organized by Space in Africa, in partnership with the African Union and the National Space Program Office (GGPEN), the event takes place for the first time in a Southern African country.

In this edition, participants will address "The role of space in reducing poverty in Africa", presenting proposals that use space technology to combat poverty in Africa, according to the Ministry of Telecommunications, Information Technologies and Social Communication, in a statement to which VerAngola had access.

"The New Space Africa Conference (in English) thus constitutes a unique opportunity to promote technological advances and African space innovations worldwide, also inviting foreign investment in various segments of the space sector regional", reads the note.

It should be noted that this edition of the conference "expects the participation of 400 experts, 51 organizations from 44 countries and four continents, including space agencies, companies and startups".

According to the event's spokesperson, Gilberto Gomes, cited by Angop, venture capital investors will also be present at the event, who together with national institutions will examine the benefits of formalizing business and memorandums of understanding.

The opening session is scheduled for this Tuesday, where the minister of Telecommunications, Information Technologies and Social Communication, Mário Augusto da Silva Oliveira, the general director of Space in Africa, Temidayo Oniosun and the AU commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Mohammed Belhocine. Furthermore, according to Angop, this first day also includes the signing of partnership agreements in the space sector.

You can find out more, find out about the program, speakers, etc., on the event website.


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