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SGAC Announces the Winners of the 2023 African Space Leaders Award

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Friday, 13 October 2023

SGAC Announces the Winners of the 2023 African Space Leaders Award


Embracing diversity is the cornerstone of SGAC’s principles. The goal of the African Space Leaders Award is to provide an opportunity for interaction between members of the African space sector with diverse geographic and professional backgrounds. SGAC is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 African Space Leader Award. The winners will be sponsored to attend the 7th African Pacific Space Generation Workshop to be held on November 29th – 30th 2023, in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Helen Haile (Eritrea)

Helen Haile holds a Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering and recently completed her Master’s in Space System Engineering. She is the SGAC NPoC for Eritrea, passionate about promoting the incredible benefits of space exploration for humanity. She actively contributes to the diversity and gender equality team at SGAC and advocates strongly for inclusivity, particularly in relation to gender and disability, as she firmly believes in equal opportunities for all. Her primary focus is raising public awareness and fostering a deeper understanding of the numerous advantages and positive impact that space endeavours have on our society. By combining her academic background, advocacy efforts, and continuous personal growth, she aims to make meaningful contributions to the advancement of space technology, positively influencing society. She is committed to shaping a more inclusive and forward-thinking future for all.

“An inclusive society is something we should all aspire to and inspire to make a change in things we should change.”



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