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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 mission of the IUGS Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information (CGI) is to foster the interoperability and exchange of geoscience information, by active community leadership, collaboration, education, and the development and promotion of geoscience information standards and best practice.
The Award
CGI and the Young Earth Scientists (YES) Network is offering an opportunity for a passionate geoinformatics professional to present their application of CGI standards at the 36th International Geological Congress in Delhi in March 2020. For further information click here