Opening Ceremony | Gestão de Informação Geocientífica - WPG | São Tomé e Príncipe | Media Coverage

The opening ceremony of the PanAfGeo-2 training session on Geoinformation Management (WP G) received significant media coverage.
Sessão de Formação “WP-G – Gestão de Informação Geocientífica”. Módulo WPG2-PT: “Tratamento de dados espaciais com SIG – Gestão de bases de dados”.

The training session is scheduled to take place from 7 to 18 November 2022 (In Portuguese) in São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe.

PanAfGeo, an EU co-funded initiative that began in 2016, contributed to the transfer of knowledge between European and African Geological Surveys. PanAfGeo also ensured the institutional strengthening of many African national administrations in charge of geology and mining.

With the backing of the European Union and the African Union through the Africa-EU Partnership, PanAfGeo-2 will continue to serve as a reference of a continental scale cooperation and development project in the field of geosciences. PanAfGeo-2 is implemented through a project consortium, coordinated by the BRGM, the Geological Survey of France, and including 11 European Geological Surveys and EuroGeoSurveys (EGS). Together with the Organisation of African Geological Surveys (OAGS) and African Geological Surveys, PanAfGeo-2 will develop a set of knowledge exchange programmes for African geoscientists to acquire state-of-the-art tools and learn new methods and skills in eight geoscientific competencies. Namely,
i) Geoscientific Mapping
ii) Mineral Resources Assessment
iii) Artisanal & Small-Scale Mining
iv) Geoheritage & Geothermal energy
v) Geohazards & Environmental Management of Mines
vi) Georesources Governance & OAGS/GSOs Institutional Strengthening
vii) Geoscientific Information Management
viii) Communication, Dissemination & Dialogue

The project supports the training of geoscientific staff from African Geological Surveys through the diversity of innovative training methods. The project will embrace the acquisition and development of the professional skills that complement the participants’ technical qualifications, under the guidance of African and European geoscientists with an extensive international experience. PanAfGeo-2 also aims to support capacity building at the political, institutional, and technical level in Africa by focusing on georesources governance and, at an expert and management level, involvement of senior African geoscientists that would develop a long-term training for trainers approach with a view towards post-project activities.

All activities of PanAfGeo-2 shall reinforce the governance and sustainable management of georesources within the African-EU Partnership.

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