CNES and AASO join forces - Africa enters the ActInSpace fold

On Wednesday 11 March, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Sekou Ouedraogo, President of the African Aeronautics & Space Organisation (AASO), signed a partnership agreement to develop the ActInSpace international hackathon in Africa.

The fourth edition of ActInSpace will be held in April this year and Burkina-Faso, Ghana and Nigeria will be the first African nations to take part in the event under this new agreement. 

The partnership between CNES and AASO will enable ActInSpace to continue extending its international reach, notably in Africa, and thus promote access to space solutions for all and generate new business. AASO’s aim is to create the conditions and provide the aeronautics and space resources required to drive the sustainable development of the African continent.