7 June 2009. The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) celebrated its tenth anniversary with a globally attended two-day workshop, taking place at ESPI’s premises, where SGAC has been hosted since 2006.
Created for advising the Third UN Space Conference (UNISPACE III, 1999), SGAC has been developing into a globally recognised non-governmental organisation offering a platform for the young generation. The workshop celebrating the first ten years (agenda here), provided a look back as well as the opportunity for a strategy discussion on the further approach taken by the organisation. The leadership of SGAC (the Co-Chairs Agnieszka Lukaszczyk and Ben Baseley-Walker as well as Executive Director Ariane Cornell) were able to assemble distinguished speakers like the current Chairman of UNCOPUOS, Amb. Ciro Arévalo Yepes and former Chairmen Amb. Peter Jankowitsch and Adigun Ade Abiodun) for a dialogue with young SGAC representatives from around the globe. As ESPI’s Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl pointed out in his welcome address, SGAC can build on its special strengths of being enthusiastic and spontaneous, attributes, which are highly valuable for promoting space. The results of the workshop will be presented in the following days to the on-going session of UNCOPUOS.
Participants to the SGAC workshop
Panel (from left): Hans Haubold, Werner Balogh, Amb. Peter Jankowitsch,
Kenneth Hodgkins and Johannes Ortner