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New participants supported to participate in the IAC

Since 2014 the HE Space Children's Foundation has been supporting the IAF's Emerging Space Leadership Programme to allow 2 additional participants from developing countries to participate in the International Astronautical Congress. This year we support Pooja Lepcha from Bhutan and Angel Arcia from Panama to go to IAC 2021 in Dubai. We are pleased to introduce them below.

Pooja Lepcha is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Electrical and Space Systems Engineering at Kyushu Institute of Technology. She received a UN/Japan Long term fellowship “Post Graduate Studies on Nano Satellites (PNST)” to pursue a master’s degree and doctoral degree in Space Engineering at Kyushu Institute of Technology.

Pooja Lepcha

Angel Arcia Gil is from Panama, and the proud father of Alaia. He is the Regional Coordinator of Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) for the North, Central America, and the Caribbean Region (NCAC), where he has mentored students in regional Space competitions, and established initiatives such as the Open-Course of Introduction to Space Engineering for students in Central America, with the support of the National Point of Contacts of Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Panama.