In conjuction with the United Nations Programme on Space Applications, the SGAC links university students and young space professionals with space agencies, industry, and academia.
This two-year role offers Shimhanda a chance to lead and be responsible for the voice of the next generation of young space leaders in Africa. RCs have votes on Council matters at Executive Committee level, on which they sit, and elect the co-Chairs of the organisation.
“It is with immense joy, pride and ambition that I join the prestigious organisation. I look forward to working with all young space enthusiasts with extraordinary potential globally. With NPoCs, we will go the extra mile to help Africa explore new frontiers,” said Shimhanda. Participants are also afforded the opportunity to network with space experts through plenary and panel sessions, and working group discussions.
NUST has made noteworthy contributions in this field and it is for this reason that the Namibian government delegated the University to host the Namibia Institute for Space Technology (NIST) and mandated it to implement the Virtual Space Data Centre, as part of its strategic plan for developing the country’s aerospace, geo-information, earth observation and spatial science capabilities.