The OAGS consists of representatives from African countries including Algeria, Kenya, Ghana, Chad, Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Mozambique, Mali, Zimbabwe, Angola, and Uganda. South Africa was elected Secretariat of the organisation and Algeria is the current President of the OAGS.
Its mandate is to foster and sustain government-supported geosciences endeavours and excellence on the African continent, in the quest for socio-economic development and poverty alleviation, with special reference to mineral resource assessment, sustainable land use and development, hazard mitigation and environmental protection.
The specific aims of the organisation include, but are not limited to, creating regional- and continent-wide promotional maps and documents that inform decision-makers in government and industry on matters relating to the applied geosciences.
Current Projects of the OAGS
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