PanAfGeo 1st Training in Mineral Resources Assessment launched 0

Posted on 17, March 2017

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The ambitious training programme of the PanAfGeo Project is now a reality. The first training of “WP2 – MINERAL RESOURCES ASSESSMENT” will be held from 5 June 2017 to 16 June 2017 in Windhoek, Namibia. PanAfGeo WP2 will organise seven training sessions in “Mineral Resources Assessment” across Africa during 2017-2019, some of which will be held in English, French and possibly Portuguese. The second Training session will take place in Nigeria in November 2017. – Application Deadline: 7 April BACKGROUND “PanAfGeo” for “Pan-African Support to the EuroGeoSurveys-Organisation of African Geological Surveys (EGS-OAGS) Partnership” is a project which supports the training [&hellip

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PanAfGeo for boosting geoscientific skills in Africa 0

Posted on 10, September 2016

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The Geoscientific Knowledge and Skills in African Geological Surveys (PanAfGeo) Project, presented last 29th August in Cape Town, South Africa, during the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC35), has attracted more than 200 participants, mainly from African Countries. The project’s aim, in fact, is to organise a series of effective and impacting trainings for the staff of the African geological administrations in the field of remote sensing and geoscientific mapping, mineral resources assessment, environmental management of mines, artisanal and small-scale mining, geoscience information management, geohazards monitoring and geoheritage valorization. Mr. Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane, Minister of Mineral Resources of the Republic of [&hellip

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PanAfGeo at the AfriGEOSS Side Event 0

Posted on 23, December 2015

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The Group on Earth Observation XII Plenary and the 2015 Mexico City Ministerial Summit, as well as all associated meetings and events, was hosted by the Government of Mexico and took in Mexico City from 9 to 13 November 2015. The AfriGEOSS Side Event took place on the 10th of November 2015. The AfriGEOSS initiative, developed within the GEO framework, aims to enhance Africa’s capacity for producing, managing and using Earth observations data and information and to strengthen the link between GEO activities and existing capabilities and initiatives in Africa. The Side Event reviewed the progress made towards the implementation [&hellip

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EuroGeoSurveys Director’s Workshop “Geological Infrastructure priorities in Africa and beyond” 0

Posted on 9, April 2015

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The EuroGeoSurveys Director’s Workshop took place on 25th March 2015 in Brussels. The yearly meeting of the Directors of the European Geological Surveys and Geological Surveys from all around the world was focused on the theme “Geological Infrastructure priorities in Africa and beyond”, discussing the geological infrastructure needs in Africa and in other areas of the world. The Workshop topic matched the High level Conference ‘EU-AU Joint Session on Infrastructures for the Minerals Sector’ of the previous week, focusing on the infrastructure needs of the minerals sector in Africa (including transport, ICT, water and energy as well as all other [&hellip

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A big step forward in strengthening science for society in Africa 0

Posted on 9, April 2015

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  PanAfGeo has achieved unanimous consensus: from feasibility study to project? From the 8th to 10th February 2015, several fruitful workshops and bilateral meetings took place in Cape Town, South Africa, on the feasibility study, that has conceived PanAfGeo, an ambitious project, aiming at increasing knowledge and skills in African Geological Surveys. PanAfGeo is focused on establishing long-term strategic cooperation in several areas such as governance of natural resources, sustainable exploitation of non-energy mineral resources, prevention and mitigation of natural and man-made disasters and support to the development of the local mining sector. PanAfGeo comes as a result of increasing [&hellip

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3rd YES Congress and the 25th Colloquium of African Geology (CAG25) 0

Posted on 10, December 2014

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The 3rd YES Congress and the 25th Colloquium of African Geology (CAG25) have been successfully held from August 11th-13th and from August 14th-16th 2014 respectively, at the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The events have been jointly organized with the support of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) and the YES Network in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Minerals of the government of Tanzania. Both congresses were inaugurated by the Vice-President of Tanzania along with the Minister of Minerals of Tanzania and the President of the Geological Society of Africa. The former [&hellip

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5th EU-Africa Business Forum in “Engaging the private sector in sustainable and inclusive growth” 0

Posted on 4, December 2014

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The European Union – Africa Business Forum in “Engaging the private sector in sustainable and inclusive growth” has been a great success for the Geological Surveys of Africa and Europe engaged at the roundtable on ‘Raw materials and governance: Managing natural resources for inclusive development in Africa‘. The 5th EU-Africa Business Forum took place on the eve of the EU-Africa Summit, with the intention to give inputs and prepare the Summit 2 days-discussions (31 March-1 April). The Forum brought together more than 500 high-level representatives from European and African business, politics and public institutions. It developed through 12 Roundtables on [&hellip

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