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Below are three descriptions of the PanAfGeo-2 project. One of these must be used in your media release to accurately communicate the work of PanAfGeo-2.
PanAfGeo-2 focuses on providing Pan-African training programmes in a variety of geoscientific fields implemented by the Geological Surveys of Europe, the African Geological Surveys and their representative organisations. PanAfGeo-2 is an EU-Commission part-funded project to support African geoscientific organisations, governmental bodies and research centres. The project aims to increase African-owned geoscientific and technical knowledge, enabling a sustainable mineral resource industry and the prevention and mitigation of natural geohazards.
Pan-African Support to Geological Sciences and Technology Africa-EU Partnership (PanAfGeo-2) is a coordinated project by the Organisation of African Geological Surveys (OAGS), the African Geological Surveys, EuroGeoSurveys and the European Geological Surveys and is part-funded by the European Commission (Directorate-General of International Partnerships, DG INTPA). The project is committed to supporting the OAGS and its member organisations as well as relevant governmental bodies such as mining authorities and geological research bodies (e.g., universities, research centres).
The PanAfGeo-2 project actions are based on the implementation of training in different geoscientific fields through various formats (field work, face-to-face sessions, and in-work examples). These support the sustainable management and governance of geological resources and natural hazard prevention and mitigation. By involving leading African geoscientists throughout the project, the training strengthens geoscientific management and policy at a national, continental and international level. This in turn boosts national capacity building and Africa-EU synergies.
Benefits to African Geoscientists
Benefits to Global Research and Education
PanAfGeo-2 will support professional skill strengthening of the African Geological Surveys staff as well as providing geoscientific support to other geological organisations, government bodies and research associations.
PanAfGeo-2 builds on the foundation created by the by PanAfGeo-1 (2016–2019) project, which strengthened the governance and sustainable use of African mineral resources and related infrastructures and reinforced skills of African geoscientists.
During the first phase, PanAfGeo-1 worked with 1,068 geoscientists from 49 African countries, an unprecedented endeavour for similar geoscience projects in Africa. 42 training sessions hosted by 16 African countries were carried out, encompassing all main skills required by African Geological Surveys, in particular; geoscientific mapping, mineral resources and geoscientific information management. PanAfGeo-1 training sessions were conducted by 150 African trainers and 70 European trainers.