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GIRAF: Geoscience InfoRmation AFrica

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

Commission for the Management and Application of Geoscience Information (CGI)

Call for African GIRAf Ambassadors!

Dear GIRAF members,

For the time being GIRAf has national GIRAf embassies in 14 African countries: Algeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, South Africa, Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
Please apply through e-mail to become ambassador for your country, if there is no GIRAf Embassy yet. The application shall be sent by 13. September via e-mail to Please state your motives, ideas how you would like to fill the post and contact details (Name, organisation, address)! The election of the Ambassadors will be discussed at our GIRAF 2015 workshop in Maputo in October.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

The GIRAF Team


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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.
Upcoming EVENTS:

GIRAF 2015 Workshop
5 to 9 October 2015, Campus Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique


26th Colloquium of African Geology and 16th Congress
of the Geological Society of Africa
23 to 27 November 2016, Ibadan, Nigeria


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