About us

Our Mission

MISI’s mission is to foster a thriving ecosystem for space industry in Morocco, by collaborating with local education and industry organizations to develop a dynamic mix of high-quality scientific education and hands-on activities that promote space exploration and technology. We aim to empower a new generation of skilled professionals who are capable of leveraging space-based solutions to tackle pressing challenges such as droughts, water scarcity, desertification, and natural disasters in Morocco and across Africa. We strive to use innovative approaches to inspire and engage individuals from diverse backgrounds in the study and application of astronomy and space-related activities, providing practical, real-world experiences that go beyond theories and textbooks.

Meet the team:

James E. Benouda

Partnerships Lead
Finetech and Aviation Entrepreneur, Senior Project Manager

El Hassan Bouaghad

PR and Communication Lead
IT Consultant, Director of Race2space.ma & STEM Education advocate

Dr. Hamza Bourbouh

Program Management Lead
Ex-research engineer at NASA Ames, CA Software Engineer at Google

Naoufal Souitat

Program Development Lead
Aerospace & Defense Engineer SMA Manager for NASA Scientific Missions

Imane El Khantouti

Program Management co-Lead
Space Project Manager at Absolut Sensing in Toulouse, France

Dr. Nabil Souhair

Curriculum and Pedagogy Lead
Researcher @ the Alma Propulsion Laboratory of the University of Bologna

Dr. Zineb Besri

President of the NGO
Professor at Abdelmalek Essaadi's Univerity - ENSATe
Head of MaCS-DM Research Laboratory

Dr. Nabil Redouane

Biology PhD from Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University & Science Communicator

Dr. Amel Nejjari

General Secretary - NGO
Professor at Abdelmalek Essaadi's Univerity - ENSATe

Dr. Btissam Dkhissi

Treasurer - NGO
Professor at Abdelmalek Essaadi's Univerity - ENSATe
Head of Logistics Engineering

Caroline Lösch

Aerospace Engineer & Project Lead at German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Sarhan Zerouali

Space Engineer | R&T Aerothermal Engineer and SGAC member

Wijdane Bennani

Space Systems R&D Intern at SnT | Aerospace Engineering Student

Karam El Wardi

Senior Manager - Directeur Principal - Deloitte Canada


Advisor - NGO
Assistant professor at Mohammed I Univerity. PhD in Microbiology and Biotechnology

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