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 Colloquium of African Geology is the most important Geological event in Africa organized every two years under the auspices of the Geological Society of Africa. The next 28th edition will be organized in Fez, Morocco, October 9-17, 2021. CAG28 is deferred to the fall 2021. The program proposed in the second announcement is slightly modified, completed and reedited in this third circular. The meeting will cover mostly all topics of Earth and Planetary sciences. It proposes so far:
i) 19 themes; each theme has several sessions (more than 32 sessions) and each session has a dedicated keynote lecture;
ii) 6 plenary talks;
iii) 7 workshops and training courses;
iv) 10 fieldtrips covering all Moroccan geological domains spanning from Precambrian to Quaternary
v) a rich cultural program.
Please visit: http://www.fsdmfes.ac.ma/CAG28 and http://www.fsdmfes.ac.ma/CAG28/FR for registration and further information.