Capacity Building and Training
The PanAfGeo project supports the training of geoscientific staff from African Geological Surveys through an innovative training program carried out by geoscientific experts from African and European Geological Surveys.
PanAfGeo aims to improve the governance and sustainable use of African mineral resources and related infrastructures while strengthening the knowledge and skills in Africa’s mining sector. PanAfGeo collaborates with African Geological Surveys to foster, in their respective countries, the contribution of their expertise and data to enable informed decision making, good governance, and sustainable use of mineral resources while reinforcing the capacity of the Organisation of African Geological Surveys (OAGS).
PanAfGeo launched an initiative supporting the training of geoscientific staff from African Geological Surveys through the creation of an innovative training program. The training program includes the acquisition and development of crucial professional skills to complement qualifications and technical skills. World-class geoscientific experts from African and European Geological Surveys carry out the training programs.
PanAfGeo WP3 will deliver seven training sessions regarding artisanal and small-scale mining across Africa during 2017 – 2019. These sessions will include in-country training with regional participation, highlighting the important issues in the artisanal and small-scale mining sector.
PanAfGeo WP4 will deliver seven training sessions across Africa during 2017 – 2019 regarding the environmental management of mines. These sessions aim to bring solutions for managing environmental problems related to mining activities by using geosciences to understand, predict and prevent their environmental impacts.
PanAfGeo is co-funded by the European Commission (Directorate-General of Development and International Cooperation), a consortium of 12 European Geological Surveys coordinated by the French Geological Survey (BRGM), and with funding and advisory support from the IGF.
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