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GIRAF Mission:
Support that knowledge-based geoscience information contributes
to improve the environmental & economic prosperity of the people in Africa.

The Aims of GIRAF are:

  • Build a pan-African geoscience information knowledge network of geological surveys, universities and companies. 
  • Exchange and share geoscience information and good practice.
  • Bring together relevant African authorities, national experts and stakeholders in geoscience information.
  • Make Africa a more active part of the international geoscience information community.
  • Stimulate and support cross-border geoscience information projects in Africa.
  • Gather and review up-to-date feedback on the actual situation of geoscience information status and progress in Africa.
  • Review the progress of the GIRAF network as set up at the 1st workshop in Namibia 2009.
  • In the long run improve the way geoscience information contributes to improve the health and prosperity of the people in Africa

News & Upcoming Events

 


The first Call for Applications for PanAfGeo training organised by Work Package 7 has now been published. The WP7 will organise altogether nine (9) training sessions in Geoscientific Information Management across Africa during 2017-2019. Three (3) independent modules are proposed:

• WP7-A: Database management, handling of spatial data and GIS interface;
• WP7-B: Spatial data infrastructure – Data modelling – Interoperability standards – Data dissemination;
• WP7-C: Multilayer 3D geological modelling using dedicated geoscience software.

FIRST TRAINING SESSION WP7-MODULE B:
16-27 October 2017 | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (in English)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 JUNE 2017

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