Christopher Luwanga

NYU Abu Dhabi Class of 2017

Malawi National Point of Contact
Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the United Nations Program on Space Applications
Mzuzu, Malawi
NYUAD major: Mechanical Engineering
Home region: Kasungu, Malawi

 

NYUAD’s emphasis on breadth prepared me to be both an engineer as well as a leader. I have been able to fuse my passion for space with that for tangible development on the ground.

I work with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), which is a global network of young, professional space enthusiasts and is in support of the United Nations program on peaceful uses of outer space. I am the national point of contact for Malawi, and therefore represent the country at various space symposia. I work on space awareness across the country, and in the long term seek to help set up a space sector there.

We organize and participate in events that promote space applications, offer input on how space can best be used, and provide a platform for conversation among future generation decision makers with regards to space.

[I enjoy] meeting people from around the world and Africa who are also seriously exploring ways in which space technology can be utilized toward development, and other peaceful ways. I have been looking for ways to fuse my passion for space with that for tangible development on the ground and through this role I have discovered many avenues for just that.