Welcome to SGAC Zambia! Despite Zambia not having Space stations in the global space platform, its social and economic development, largely, depends on the use of space applications, space satellites and services. SGAC Zambia has continued to grow since its inception in 2003. In order for the group to continue growing there is need for young space professionals, students and pupils in Zambia to make links by visiting other websites that promotes the usage of space applications through the exchange of ideas on space policy, space technology, exploration, education. This SGAC Zambia site provides a broad overview of existing activities that are done by young professionals, students and pupils with the hope of bringing together the next generation in expanding their space awareness and knowledge on international space policy.
The group organises various space-related events in cooperation with the University of Zambia and the Copperbelt University and looks to grow its relationships with other universities. We aim to represent the interests of students and young professionals to the UN, our government and other specialized organisations on matters of space science.
If you are interested, join us!
Young Space Activities Overview in Zambia
SGAC Zambia strives to promote space science both in schools and in the public domain. In the area of education, SGAC Zambia advocates the introduction of space-related subjects at schools. SGAC also promotes the training of our teachers in order to enable them to teach topics like space science and astronomy effectively. We are doing this by organising training workshops and seminars under the Galileo Teacher Training Programme (GTTP). These training programmes are also available to students. Other activities in Zambia include space science and astronomy contests and debates with the goal of raising awareness of space technologies among the Zambian public and increasing the size of SGAC Zambia. An important part of this educational effort is to emphasise the importance of these technologies for the sustainable development of our country. The members of SGAC Zambia are encouraged to participate in annual national and international space events such as the commemoration of the first man into space, Yuri Gagarin (1961), on Yuri’s Night, the World Space Week and national seminars or workshops on space topics.
For more information, make sure to check out our interesting link section below, and the national report of Zambia in SGAC's 2009, 2010 and 2011 Annual Reports.
Country-Specific Events in 2012
Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in Zambia
Universities and Colleges
Other Interesting Web links
SGAC Zambia Outreach in Schools