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.
 
The Organisation of African Geological Surveys ('OAGS') represents the Geological Surveys of countries on the African continent.  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.
 
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.