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Saturday 19 April 2014

About Us

The OAGS presidency is currently held by the representative from Namibia, with the vice-presidencies held by the representatives from Mozambique and Niger.  South Africa provides a permanent Secretariat function to 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.

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Projects
2014-10
Atlas of African Geosites
Project for the development of a repository of information on the geosites of each country in Africa.  The Geological Survey of Namibia in Windhoek accepted the models; the President will have communications with Mr Tafer regarding the participation of Algeria.  South Africa stated that is working on its contribution on Geosites.  Read more...
 
Seismotonic Map of Africa
This proposal follows the project titled “Seismotectonics and Seismic Hazards in Africa”. The scientific programme is dedicated to the preparation of the Seismotectonic Map of Africa and related database.  Read more...
 
2014-12Role of Geological Surveys in Small-Scale Mining
It was agreed that the collaborating countries will prepare a framework to support the production of a Summary Document on the role of Geological Surveys in supporting Small-Scale Mining in Africa.  Read more...
Press Release: African and European Geological Surveys committed together for Africa's wealth
Africa and Europe have strengthened their cooperation in the field of Geology at the 5th EU-Africa Business Forum on "Engaging the private sector in sustainable and inclusive growth".  The event has been a great success for the Geological Surveys of Africa and Europe engaged at the roundtable on Raw Materials and governance, thanks also to a previous debate with Geological Surveys worldwide at the EuroGeoSurveys General Meeting last week.
 
Highlights of 2013
EuroGeoSurveys (The Geological Surveys of Europe) is collaborating with the OAGS on a feasability study to assess the needs of African Geological Surveys, with a view to establishing the impact and outcomes on EU policies designed to improve the capacities of the OAGS.  It is intended that the final results and the possible outcomes of the feasibility study will be presented and discussed during the next OAGS General Meeting in Autumn 2014

OAGS General Meeting: Accra, Ghana - OAGS 2013
The Organisation of African Geological Surveys (OAGS) held its 6th Annual Meeting from 23 to 26 September 2013 in the heart-warming city in Accra, Ghana. The event was hosted by the Geological Survey of Ghana under the able leadership of its Director, Dr John Agyei Duodu, and parallel to the celebration of the centenary of the Geological Survey of Ghana.

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