Mentors by Geographic Region: Africa

Anita Antwiwaa

Head of Operations, All Nations University Space Systems and Technology Laboratory, Ghana

Basuti Bolo

Chair - Educational Technologies, Africa University, Zimbabwe

Alissa Haddaji

Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School and Founder, Space Consortium at Harvard and MIT

Iroka Chidinma Joy

Chief Engineer, Engineering and Space Systems Division, National Space Research and Development Agency

Susan Murabana Owen

CEO and Co-Founder, The Travelling Telescope

Thais Russomano

Space Physiology and Aerospace Medicine; Founder and CEO of InnovaSpace Ltd, UK

Notice: Network Mentors take independent committments to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the space sector and do not hold official affiliation or status with the United Nations. The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs is not liable for any words spoken or actions taken by Network Mentors. Links, citations, or other references to external websites do not consitute an endorsement on the part of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs or the United Nations.

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