Global Network

MVA National/Regional Coordinators is a one year volunteer position that offers a chance to lead and be responsible for the voice of the MVA in your region, especially as activities and excitement for the Moon Village expand around the world!

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AFRICA

Regional Coordinators:

  • East Africa: Jonas Tobiassen
  • North Africa: Moataz AbdelAzim
  • West Africa: Nelly-Helen Ebruka

National Coordinators:

  • Cameroon: Charles-aime Nzeussi Mbouendeu
  • Egypt: Hoda Awny El-Megharbel – Mina Takla
  • Kenya: Andrew Otieno Nyawade – Nuria Ali
  • Mauritius: Neha Bullywon – Varishth Baluckram
  • Nigeria: Damilola Oladeji – Veronica Chigoziri Obodozie
  • Senegal: Ousmane Ngom
  • Sierra Leon: Alimamy Lewis Seray Conteh
  • South Africa: Kgomela Letsoalo
  • Togo: Aimée Ntumba
  • Tunisia: Rania Toukebri
  • Uganda: Kubakurungi saphirah

THE AMERICAS

  • North America Regional Coordinator: Madhu Thangavelu
  • Brazil: Ana Castro
  • Nicaragua: Jaime Tercero

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

  • Bahrain: Bernd Hoefer
  • India: Gracio Joyal Lobo
  • Jordan: Sahba El-Shawa
  • Kuwait: Ghanim Alotaibi
  • Nepal: Anamol Mittal – Raman Pandey
  • Thailand: Wares Chancharoen
  • Turkey: Itir Toksoz

EUROPE

  • Belgium: Lari Cujko
  • Cyprus: George A Danos
  • France: Sebastien Drochon
  • Greece: Markella Bourmpou, Christophe Bosquillon
  • Hungary: Dr. Tibor Pacher
  • Italy: Molisella Lattanzi
  • Luxembourg: Abhishek Diggewadi
  • Russia : Yury Razoumny
  • Spain (Catalonia): Guillem Olivella
  • UK: Swetha Kotichintala
  • Ukraine: Volodymyr Kigitov

You can contact the MVA Regional Coordinators via our contact page.


Global Events

Jul 2021
July 11, 2021

Towards a Lunar Generation: First MVA Online Workshop for Students and Young Professionals

The Moon and the Next Generation Workshop is an event focused on students and young professionals, aiming to explore new areas of activity for the Moon Village Association, and engage with the next generation on the future of MVA and the Moon Village.
About a hundred participants will join experts from across the space industry in a series of workshops, talks and networking events.

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May 2021
May 29, 2021

MVA Egypt webinar – Back to the Moon

We are aiming for the Moon! Are you an undergraduate or a graduate STEM student interested in space exploration? Have you been fascinated by the space sector and wanted to specialize or do your thesis in space-related research? Then MVA-Egypt "Back to the Moon" Online Webinar is meant for you! Our goal is to encourage Egyptian students to get involved in research about lunar exploration. However, this webinar is designed to provide professional development and networking opportunities for university students all over the world. Join us on a series of lectures by subject matter experts in the space industry from…

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Mar 2021
March 10, 2021

MVA participation in the IAF GNF Space Conversations Series

More information on the  IAF website https://www.iafastro.org/events/iaf-gnf-space-conversations-series/moon-village-association-latest-developments.html

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Oct 2020
October 07, 2020

MVA Italian Network – Round Table

Program of the Round Table as part of Galassica festival Introduzione (GR) MVA Italia- Presentazione degli obiettivi e programma preliminare (Molisella) Il Villaggio Lunare per i giovani (Giulia Bassani) Non space companies go to the Moon (Jim Keravala, Membro del Board MVA) Il Futuro Prossimo Possibile nello Spazio e sulla Luna (Gennaro Russo, IIF-CNS) Dall'Overview Effect al turismo lunare: quale approccio culturale ai prossimi viaggi spaziali?(Remo Rapetti) Tecnologie di esplorazione per Luna e Marte (Antonio Del Mastro; Mars Planet) Domade e Risposte con il publico More informarion on Gallassica Website

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Feb 2020
February 26, 2020
MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3004 Australia
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Moon Village Association – Public Forum on The Moon ‘Mini’

Come and hear presentations by prominent space-thinkers & thinkers alike who are experts in their fields, followed by a public discussion convened by Annie Handmer. Many governments and private companies plan in the coming years to venture to the moon for scientific purposes, resource exploration and long-term human habitation. We ask the question: can going to the moon reconcile Earth? The plan is to give the public a voice in the Moon/Earth relationship in context of Moon Village Association launching an ambitious project to send a camera to the moon for a live video stream for one day of the…

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Jun 2019
June 19, 2019
Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Torino, 10129 Italy
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Mar 2019
March 25, 2019
ENSAPVS, Paris, France, 3 Quai Panhard et Levassor
Paris, 75013 France
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The Future of Moon Exploration and Settlement

The Opening of the MVA French Network. In this 21st century, we are trying to reach the moon and the stars once again. But this time we want to settle there. In this event is to present the main challenges and opportunities of the Moon Village and the contribution that the MVA is bringing to its implementation. This event will represent the opening of the MVA French network and explain how people can join the MVA. The event is organized with the Moon Village Association in cooperation with RST Arches, the International Space University and the Paris Val de Seine…

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March 15, 2019
Lecture Theatre G13, University College London, 1-19 Torrington Place, Fitzrovia, London, WC1E 7HB, United Kingdon, 1-19 Torrington Pl, Fitzrovia
London, WC1E 7HB United Kingdom
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Why should humans settle on the Moon?

Join the Moon Village Association for an interdisciplinary discussion on March 15, 2019. Program: 17:00 - 17:10 Intro to the MVA17:10 - 18:00 Speaker Presentations18:00 - 18:50 Interactive Q&A Panel Discussion18:50 - 19:00 Conclusion & Remarks Speakers Professor Ian Crawford (Professor of Planetary Science and Astrobiology, Birkbeck, University of London)Lisa Pettibone (Artist in residence, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL)Dr. Elisa Raffaella Ferre (Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London)Vix Southgate (World Space Week Coordination Manager, British Interplanetary Society)Armin Ziadlourad (President of SpaceTech Society, UCL) Moderator: Paul Iliffe (MVA UK Regional Coordinator)

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March 02, 2019
Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square Melbourne, Australia, Cnr. Swanston Street & Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Public Forum on the Moon 2019, Melbourne, Australia

Moon Village Association Presents: Public Forum on the Moon to be held on March 2, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. The event is made in association with Office of Other Spaces, WorldSpaceWeek and the MVA. Earths oldest companion, the Moon, has forever transfixed our imaginations. For the 50th anniversary of humans walking on the Moon, join us for a discussion about the future of the Moon and how the Moon could help Earth. Four sessions: Environment, Mining/Robotics, Medical & Space Industry. Ten-minute presentations from four-panel members per session with a public discussion within each session. We’ll capture this discussion by writing…

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May 2018
May 23, 2018

Inaugural Meeting of the Moon Village Association Italian Network: May 23, 2018

This year will expand even more the MVA frontiers and include Italian Network to the Association by holding the first Inaugural Meeting in Italy. In Torino, Italy on May 23 2018, researchers and professionals from all the country and abroad will be invited to attend the Conference on the Moon Village Association and listen about more activities and updates. It will also be a good opportunity to put together scientists, physicians and propose activities in Italy. Don’t miss the MVA scientific and social sessions in Torino!

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