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
Coming soon: 34th International Geological Congress (IGC)
Brisbane, Australia (5-10 August 2012)
A GeoHost scheme will provide financial support to a limited number of
Young Earth Scientists and scientists who live and work or study
in low income countries to participate in the 34th IGC.
The Sustainable Mining in Africa Workshop (TW1)
is likely to be of specific interest to GIRAF members.