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The African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) had the honour to invite H.E. Ricardo Mtumbuida, the High Commissioner of Mozambique 🇲🇿 in Tanzania as Guest of Honour to visit the Centre on 22 September 2023 at 01:00 p.m. for officiating the handing over of training certificates to two professionals i.e. Messrs. Carlos Albano Marove and Zaquir Issufo from Mozambique who had a training course on Techniques of Gold Cyanidation which had started on 11 September and concluded on 22 September 2023. H.E. the High Commissioner was accompanied by two diplomats who are Mr. Momed Salim Khan, First Secretary and Mr. Osvaldo Abudo, Protocol Officer.
CONGRATULATIONS On behalf of the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) and myself, I have the honour to congratulate Hon. Anthony Peter Mavunde for been appointed Minister for Minerals of Tanzania. I had the honour to send him a congratulatory letter as well as extending an open invitation to visit the Centre at any time convenient so that he could familiarize himself with the mineral services being provided by the Centre. It is worth mentioning that Hon. Anthony was born on 2nd March 1984 and has been a member of the ruling party the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM; lit. Party of the Revolution); which is the leading ruling party in Tanzania and the second longest-ruling party in Africa, only after the True Whig Party of Liberia since 2006. He is a Member of Parliament and he was former Deputy Minister for Labour, Youths and employment. Ibrahim Shaddad Director General, AMGC
CONGRATULATIONS & APPRECIATION On behalf of the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) and myself, I have the honour to congratulate Hon. Dr. Dotto Biteko for been appointed Deputy Prime Minister as well as Minister for Energy of Tanzania. I wish also, on behalf of AMGC and myself, to take this opportunity to thank the Hon. Dr. Dotto Biteko for the leadership during his tenure as Minister for Minerals of Tanzania. AMGC recognises his able guidance which enabled the Centre to implement its activities successfully. Ibrahim Shaddad Director General, AMGC
*CONDOLENCES* Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad, the Director General of the African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (AMGC) paid today 18 September 2023 a courtesy visit to the esteemed Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The Director General of the AMGC had the honour of being received by H.E. the Head of Mission Ambassador Zakaria El Goumiri. Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad signed a book of condolences expressing his sympathy to Morocco Government and people and he expressed his deep sorrow the grieving news with shock and sadness of the recent earthquake in Morocco. On behalf of the AMGC staff and himself Mr. Shaddad conveyed in solidarity the AMGC's encouragement and sincere sympathy to the Government and people of Morocco for any loss of citizens and property.
Conrotatory ceremony at the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) to the undergraduate students from Ardhi University in Tanzania who have been undertaking an Industrial Training program for 8 weeks from July 17, 2923 to September 08, 2023. The students learnt and gained competence and knowledge on sample preparation and analytical methods such as AAS, XRF, XRD & pH meter for different sample types. This program is freely provided to member states by different departments at the Centre. The students' list include; 1 Miss. Arafa H. Mlindwa, 2. Miss. Clara A. Lyimo, 3. Miss. Joyce E. Lujuo, 4. Miss. Redasta E Mpwepwa and 5. Miss. Witness S. Madege
On Monday, September 11, 2023, the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) has received Mrs. Diana M. Naburi Koikai, a Tanzanian woman who lives in Kenya. Mrs Diana has come to attend a course on Basic Gemology Skills offered by the Mineralogy, Petrology and Gemology Department (MPGD) at the Centre from 11-22 September 2023.
The Director General of the African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (AMGC) paid on 11th September 2023 a courtesy visit to the Geological Survey of Ethiopia (GSE); Ministry of Mines of Ethiopia. Mr. Shaddad has submitted an invitation Letter to be forwarded to H.E. Eng Habtam, Minister of Mines of Ethiopia to visit AMGC during his expected attendance of Tanzania Mining & Investment Forum in Dar es Salaam on October 25-26, 2023. A meeting was held with Hon. PM Dr. Degene Hailemariam, the Director General of GSE as well as the Chairman of AMGC Board of Directors. The meeting was attended by Dr. Guta Legesse Tessema, the General Director the newly established Mineral Industry Development Institute (MIDI).
AMGC Director General was Invited and sponsored by African Union (AU) participating in the |dq|Inter-Institutional Coordination Meeting for the Implementation and Domestication of the AU Commodities Strategy|dq|, taking place from 6 to 8 September 2023, in Addis Ababa, at the AU Headquarters. The guest of honour is H.E. Eng. Habtamu Tegagn, the Minister of Mines and Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOMPNG) of Ethiopia
Thursday, September 06, 2023, The African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC), an ISO 9001:2015 certified has received Eng. Phillip Ruaan Viviers from Wirsam SCIENTIFIC and Precision Equipment (Pty), South Africa. Eng. Ruaan will do service and repairs to the Centre major analytical machines namely; AAS, XRF and XRD which are operated by Mr. Charles Buteta, Quality Manager & Manager of Chemical and Environmental Department (AAS & XRF) and Mr. Matokeo Simba, Manager of Mineralogy, Petrology and Gemology Department (XRD). This programmer is mandatory for quality control of the analytical services provided by the Centre.
H.E. the Ambassador Gen. (RSO) Loyang Okot Johnson Jekery, Head of Mission of the Republic of South Sudan in Tanzania paid a familiarization visit to AMGC n 30 August 2023. H.E. the Ambassador Gen. (RSO) was accompanied by: - 1- Hon. Peter Lomude Francis MP and Chairperson of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Committee Transitional National Legislative Assembly. 2- Mr. Kual Amath Alor, Second Secretary and media, Information and Press Officer. 3- Mr. Fris Peter Natale, Third Secretary, Protocol Officer.
the Director General of AMGC Mr Shaddad. On behalf of the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre AMGC would like to congratulate Mr. Matokeo Simba, the Manager of Petrology, Mineralogy & Gemmology Department for completing his Gemmology studies on 16 August 2023 and awarded a certificate to the Gemmological Institute of America (GIA).
H.E. Mr. Shibru Mamo Kedida, the Ambassador of Ethiopia in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania paid a fimilirization visit to the African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (AMGC) On Wednesday 23rd August, 2023. H.E. the Ambassador of Ethiopia was received by Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad, the Director General of AMGC. Mr. Shaddad
Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad, the Director General of the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) paid a courtesy visit to the esteemed Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan in Tanzania on 18 August 2023
H.E. Ricardo Mtumbuida, the High Commissioner of Mozambique in Tanzania paid a familiarization visit to the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) on 16 August 2023
Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad, the Director General of the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) has paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Ricardo Mtumbuida, the High Commissioner of Mozambique 🇲🇿 in Tanzania 🇹🇿 in his esteemed office on today morning Thursday, 3rd July, 2023. The Director General of AMGC expressed his sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Govenment of Mazambique 🇲🇿 for fulfiling its financial commitments to the Centre, which enabled the Centre to implement its activities to its highest peak.
On Thursday 20th July 2023, the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) was honored to receive and welcome a high delegation from Kenya led by Mr. Alijah Mwangi, the Principal Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Mining, Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs (MIBEMA), State Department for Mining of Kenya. Mr. Alijah Mwangi, is a distinguished member of the Standing Committee of Officials of AMGC and he paid a fimilrization visit to the Centre representing the Hon. Cabinet Secretary (CS) of MIBEMA, who is currently the Chairman of the Governing Council of AMGC. The members of the delegation who accompanied the Principal Secretary were:- 1. Mr. Joe Ager, Board Chairmaon, National Mining Corporation (NMC) 2. Mr Thomas Mutwiwa, CEO of NMC 3. Mr. Peter Wachira, Board Member of NMC 4. Mr. Enoch Kipseba, Acting Director of the Geological Surveys and representative of Kenya in AMGC Board of Directors
Director General of the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) paid a courtesy visit to the High Commissioner H.E. Isaac Njenga. They discussed among other issues the tentative programme regarding the upcoming visit to AMGC by Hon. Salim Mvurya, Cabinet Secretary (CS) of Mining, Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs of Kenya, who is the current Chairman of the Governing Council of AMGC.
The African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) has received 5 undergraduate students taking Bachelor of Science in Environmental Laboratory Science and Technology (BSc. ELST) from Ardhi University (ARU) in Tanzania. 🇹🇿 The students will be attending an 8-week Industrial Training in the Chemical and Environmental Department of AMGC from 17 July 2023 to 8 September 2023. The Centre has continued to offer free of charge Industrial Training programes for university students from Member States in different occasions for capacity building. The names of students from ARU are; 1. Miss. Arafa H. Mlindwa 2. Miss. Clara A. Lyimo 3. Miss. Joyce E. Lujuo 4. Miss. Redasta E. Mpwepwa 5. Miss. Witness S. Madege
the Director General of the African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (AMGC) visited Africa Gemstones Conference Jewellery Exhibition, which took place from 10th to 14th July 2023, in Ndola, Zambia. The Association of Women in Mining in Africa (AWIMA) is a network of African women in mining, oil and gas national associations. AWIMA was created on August 19th 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya during the African Women Business Linkages Forum organised by the African Union Commission. This network of associations from the Southern, Central, Western, Eastern and Northern regions of Africa advocates for the participation, representation, leadership and inclusive empowerment of women in the extractive sector in Africa.
Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad, the Director General of the African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (AMGC) paid today 7th July 2023, the Saba Saba Day a familiarization visit to the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF). The Director General of the AMGC was received by Ms Latifa M. Khamis, the Director General of Tanzania 🇹🇿 Trade Development Authority.
49 Second year students from BAGAMOYO ARTS AND CULTURE COLLEGE (TaSUBa), Fine Art Department paid a one-day study visit to the African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (AMGC) at the Industrial Minerals Application Department (IMAD)
The African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) was visited by Mr. Siyabonga Makunga, Africa Manager-Sales for LECO AFRICA (PTY) LTD, South Africa. Mr. Siyabonga was accompanied by Mr. Francis Msonde, who is a LECO Representative in Tanzania.
The African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) through its Mineralogy, Petrology and Gemmology Department conducted one week training course on Basic Gemmology Skills for Mr. Salah Siliman Mohammed from Benghazi, Libya.
On 28th June, 2023, Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad, the Director General of the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Ricardo Mtumbuida, the High Commissioner of Mozambique in Tanzania
On 26 June 2023, Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad, the Director General of AMGC paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Mr. Asm Mustafa, the Charge' d'affairs of the Sudan Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad, the Director General of the African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (AMGC) paid on 23 June 2023 a courtesy visit to the esteemed Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
On 23 June 2023, Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad, the Director General of the African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (AMGC) paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Dr. Ahamada El Badaoui Mohamed Fakih, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Comoros 🇰🇲 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad, the Director General of the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) paid a courtesy visit yesterday 21 June 2023 to the esteemed Embassy of Angola 🇦🇴 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
On 20 June 2023, Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad, the Director General of the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Isaac Njenga, the Kenya High Commissioner to Tanzania
On 16 June 2023, the Director General of the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) paid a courtesy visit to AMB. HON COL (RTD) Fred Mwesigye, the Uganda High Commissioner to Tanzania
Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad, the Director General of the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) paid a coutsey visit to the United Nation Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) headquarter based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) has received an invitation to join International Raw Materials Observatory (INTRAW) 
Representing the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) as a member of the Advisory Board in the the AfricaMaVal Consortium Meeting June 5th - 6th 2023, Entebbe, Uganda 🇺🇬 The AfricaMaVal Project , is to build forthcoming EU and Africa business network on the whole Critical Raw Materials (CRM) value chains, to develop a strategy on the integration of identified and emerging raw materials value chains for the energy and digital transition and to assess the 100 responsible investment opportunities in Africa proposed at the end of the project.
Certificate hand out ceremony for Mrs Nammi Sruthisha, Tanzania Resident from India, who has attended a practical training course on Gemstone Characterization and Identification Techniques for two weeks starting from Monday 22 May 2023 till 02 June 2023 in Petrology, Mineralogy and Gemmology Department of the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC).
Issuance of a Certificate at African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) for ISO 9001:2015 Standard, Certificate TZ20/90372 following the successful assessment and compliance to the requirements of the Quality Management System. The certificate is valid from 02 April 2023 until 02 April 2026 subject to satisfactory surveillance audits on various activities at the Centre such as laboratory services, research and development on Industrial minerals and gemstones, generation, collection, processing and dissemination of geo information, specialized training and production of ceramics. This event has been officiated today Friday 02 June 2023 by Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad, the Director General of AMGC and Mr. Charles Buteta, the Quality Manager/Manager of Chemical and Environmental Department.
Today Friday May 26, 2023, the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) hosted a meeting of representatives from the International Conference of Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), German Federal Institute for Geoscience and Natural Resources (BGR) and Ministry of Minerals of Tanzania. The meeting discussed current challenges facing the Analytical Fingerprinting Laboratory (AFP) and various strategies for sustainability including provision of intensive training on the AFP technology. The ICGLR delegation also briefed the Director General of AMGC on the issues discussed in the 2-day workshop on Operational Planning for Analytical Fingerprint 2023-2024 which was held at Bahari Beach Hotel, Dar es Salaam - Tanzania from 24-25 May 2023. The AFP lab is hosted by AMGC under a tripartite cooperation between AMGC, ICGLR & BGR and funded by the German Government in support to the Regional Initiative against the illegal exploitation of Natural Resources (RINR).
The African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) through its Petrology, Mineralogy and Gemmology Department is conducting a practical training course on Gemstone Characterization and Identification Techniques for Mrs Nammi Sruthisha, Tanzania Resident from India for two weeks starting from Monday 22 May 2023 till 02 June 2023.
On 23rd May 2023, Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad, the Director General of the African Minerlas and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) welcomed newly recruited Junior Chemist (Mr. Hassan Zakrino Makonde) who will be trained by expatriates of the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) to operate the Analytical Finger Print (AFP) laboratory, which is equipped with laser-ablation inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer (LA-ICP-MS) and scanning electron microscope (SEM).
The African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) has assigned Mr. James Mgalla as Senior Technician of Industrial Minerals Application Department (IMAD) at AMGC and issued him a Re-categorized contract for two years starting from 28th April 2023. Mr. James Mgalla is a Ceramic Designer and Decorator at the Centre for the past 13 years. On 28th April 2023 Mr. James Mgalla has submitted to the Management of the AMGC his academic credentials of having Diploma in Arts and Culture from Bagamoyo College of Arts and according to the Staff Rules and Regulation of AMGC, he has been re categorized to the level of a Senior Technician at the IMAD starting from 28th April 2023.
Visit Of The Kenya High Commissioner H.E. Isaac Njenga, The Kenya High Commissioner To Tanzania With AMGC Director General, Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad
The African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) is happy to see finalization of the installation of a new Benchtop X-ray Diffraction (XRD) by WIRSAM South Africa in the Environmental and Chemical laboratories at the Centre
Ms. Janet Mortoo, a Programme Manager at the European Union (EU) Delegation in Tanzania & the East Africa Community (EAC) paid a fimilrization visit to the African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (AMGC) on 12th April 2023. She had a courtesy meeting with Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad, the Director General of AMGC, discussing AMGC’s work in Tanzania, and other member states of the Centre, future plans and possible avenues for cooperation between AMGC and the EU Delegation.
AMGC Director General, Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad participated in AMDC workshop on AFRICAN MINERALS RESOURCE CLASSIFICATION (AMREC) IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES in Windhoek Namibia during 20-22 March 2023.
The African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) on 3rd March, 2023 received H.E. Ambassador Colonel (Rtd) Fred Mwesigye, the High Commissioner of Uganda in Tanzania. H.E. paid a visit to AMGC so that he could familiarize himself with mineral services provided by the Centre and at the same time to be the Guest of Honor to officiate handing over of certificates to two Ugandan professionals - Ms Molly K Bakka Male and Ms Stella Nankinga who participated in training course on Mineralogy and Gemology Analytical Techniques that started on 20th February and finished on 3rd March, 2023.
Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad, Director General (DG) of the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) paid on 17th January 2023 a courtesy visit to H.E. Salim Mvurya, the Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Mining, Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs of Kenya. The DG had a successful meeting with the CS, in his capacity the current Chairman of AMGC Governing Council. The meeting was attended by the Principal Secretary for Ministry of Mining, Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs and officials from the ministry and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
AMGC Director General, Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad participated in African Union Workshop on Harmonized Geological Information on Strategic Minerals in Africa which held at Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra, Ghana between 21st- 23rd February 2023.
AMGC Director General and Senior officials participated in the ICGLR-BGR Technical Workshop on Operational Planning for the New AFP Project Phase held from 31st January to 3rd February, 2023 in Bujumbura, Burundi.
AMGC Director General, Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad participated in the Launch of AMDC Phase II and the 2nd African Forum on Mining, which was co-organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) Department of Economic Development, Trade, Tourism, Industry, and Minerals (ETTIM) and the Interim Secretariat of the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) from 3rd to 4th October 2022, physically at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The International Conference on Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) delegation led by Dr. Mugyereza B. Ham accompanied with Mrs Arthemie Ndikumana visited the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) on 10 October 2022 as well as held a meeting with AMGC and Federal Institute of Geosciences (BGR), Germany as the development partner at the Centre. The meeting discussed various issues including management and technical aspects along with commercialization for the sustainability of Analytical Finger Print (AFP) Laboratory
The African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (AMGC) received Mr. Maruvuko Msechu, Acting Assistant Commissioner for Local Content and Corporate Social Responsibility in Ministry of Minerals of Tanzania. Mr. Maruvuko in his capacity as the representative of Tanzania in the Board of Directors (BoD) of AMGC has attended the monthly management meeting for Septembe 2022 as well as he paid a fimilirization tour to the various technical departments of AMGC.
H.E. Dr. Mehmet Gulluoglu, the Ambassador of the Embassy of Turkey in Dar ES Salaam, Tanzania accompanied by Mr. Onur Bilgen, the Commercial Counsellor paid a visit to the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) on 13th September 2022. The distinguished Turkish diplomats had familiarized themselves with the Geoscientific-Mining services being provided by the Centre. Theh met and greet 12 Sudanese professionals currently undergoing on job trainings in two departments of AMGC.
The African Minerals and Geosciences (AMGC) has been honoured by a familiarization visit paid by H.E. Dr. Hamisu Umar Takalmawa, the High Commissioner of Nigeria in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. H.E. Dr. Hamisu visited all the technical departments providing mineral services including analysis, training and consultancy to the Geoscientific Institutions and Mining Sector in Africa.
AMGC received a delegation from AUC and UNECA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 29th August, 2022. The delegation was comprised by the following officials:- Dr. Hussein Hassan, the representative of AUC in the AMGC's Policy Organs as well as the Head of Division for Industry, Innovation and Mineral Resources in AUC, Dr. Marit Kitaw, the Interim Director of the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) and Dr. Alhaji Tunde Arisekola (FNMGS), the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, the Senior Advisor on Geological and Mineral Information in AMDC
Certificate ceremony of ten Sudanese geologists participated in two-weeks paid training course on "Structural Geology and Geo-tectonic" from 19 - 30 September 2022. The training was organized by the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) in collaboration with a resource expert who is Dr. Michael M Msabi, a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Geology; College of Earth Sciences and Engineering- University of Dodoma.
The Centre held at its premises in Dar es Salaam-Tanzania certificate ceremony of twelve professionals from Ministry of Minerals of the Sudan who participated in paid two training courses from 12 - 23 September 2022. The ceremony was attended by two guests of honours who are:- 1- H.E. Mr. Asm Mustafa, the Charge' d'affairs a.i. of the Sudan Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 2- Eng. Ismail M. Mahgub, the President of Sudanese Community in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Eng. Ismail was accompanied by two Sudanese business men intending to invest in the mining sector of Tanzania.
AMGC Director General, Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad participated in the Kick-off of the AfricaMaVal Project in Windhoek during 23-24 June 2022. The Director General represented AMGC as a member of the Advisory Board of the AfricaMaVal Project and delivered AMGC’s Presentation entitled Role of AMGC in Serving Mining Sector & Geosciences Community in Africa.
Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad, the Director General of the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Ms Justina Miriti, the Charge d’affaires a.i. of Kenya High Commission to Tanzania.
On 9th May 2022, the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) received Mr. André Ufer, external consultant to the BGR project on the Analytical Fingerprint for a discussion with Director General of AMGC on the Analytical Fingerprint Laboratory hosted at the Centre.
Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad, the Director General of the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Albert M. Muchanga, the Commissioner for Economic Development, Trade, Tourism, Industry, and Minerals of the African Union Commission (AUC) on 04 May 2022.
H.E. Yasir Ibrahim Ali Mohammed, the Deputy Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) paid a familiarization visit to the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) and the AFP Lab hosted by the Centre on 6th April 2022.
Eng. Benjamin Mchwampaka, the Executive Secretary of Tanzania Chamber of Mines (TCM) accompanied by his assistant Mr. Majani Moremi paid a familiarization visit to the Centre.​ ​ Eng. Benjamin and Mr. Majani toured all the five technical departments and Analytical Finger Printing Laboratory hosted at the Centre. He commended the mineral services being provided by the Centre as well as recent development in enhancing its analytical infrastructures.
The 20th meeting of the ICGLR Audit Committee held in Bukoba, Tanzania. The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania officiated the meeting by Hon. Dr. Doto Biteko, the Minister of Minerals. The ICGLR delegation was headed by H.E. the Sudanese Ambassador Yasir Ibrahim Ali Mohammed, the Deputy Executive Secretary. The African Minerlas and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) was represented by Mr. Charles Buteta, the Quality Manager/Ag. Manager of Chemical and Environmental Department.
The Deputy Minister for Minerals of Tanzania, Hon. Dr. Steven L. Kiruswa (MP) paid a familiarization visit to the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) on March 15, 2022. Hon. Dr. Steven was accompanied by his Personal Assistant Mr. Joseph Ngulumwa.
The Ministry of Minerals of the Sudan represented by Dr. Muhammed Saied , Under Secretary of Minerals on 22 February 2022 paid a familiarization visit to the African Minerlas and Geosciences Centre (AMGC). Dr. Muhammed Saied was accompanied by three other officials from the Ministry of Minerals namely: Dr. Suliman Ahmed Hammed , the Director General of the Sudanmin Company Ltd.; Madam Maha A. Rahman , the Director of the General Directorate of International Technical Cooperation and Madam Sawsan Ahmed , the Desk Officer of AMGC.
On 23rd December 2021, Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad, Director General of the African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (AMGC), paid a courtesy visit to Ariab Mining Company Ltd. (A.M.C) Head Office in Khartoum, Sudan.
The management of the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) received partners of the Federal Institute for Geoscience and Natural Resources (BGR) from the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) who were visiting the Analytical Finger Printing (AFP) Laboratory at AMGC on Wednesday 27th October 2021. Among the participants were the ICGLR Project Manager, coordinator of the ICGLR Analytical Fingerprint Management Unit (AMU) as well as Madam Sandra Zafar from BGR Hannover discussing current challenges facing the AFP Lab and solutions to overcome.
On 12th February 2021, H.E. Sandro de Oliveira, Ambassador of the Republic of Angola in the United Republic of Tanzania paid a familiarize visit to the African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (AMGC). H.E. the Ambassador assured the continued support of Angola to AMGC to be a real Pan-African Centre of Excellence. The Director General of AMGC expressed appreciation, gratitude to the sustainable support of Angola to the Centre. He urged Angola to benefit from the spectrum of mineral services provided by the Centre.
Members of the Geological Department of Gambia who attended a training course on Open-Source GIS organized by the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC), from 03rd May 2021 to 14th May 2021:- Mr. Ismaila M. Saho, Ms Ndey Yassin Ndow and Ms Nyimasatou Jawara

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New Training Courses

The Mineralogy, Petrology Department is happy to announce the following new training courses:-

1. Gemstone/Mineral Estimation and Valuation
2. Jewellery Design
3. Gemstone Exploration and Gem Safari's

For further information please contact matokeo@seamic.org 

The 29th Colloquium of African Geology CAG29

The Colloquium of African Geology (CAG) is a major biennial meeting organized under the auspices of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAF), where earth scientists globally have the opportunities to present their research results on topics related to African geology and surrounding areas. The event will take place on 26 - 29 September, 2023 in Windhoek, Namibia. For further information please contact cag29@mme.gov.na, cag29.whk@gmail.com or+264 61 2848398

AMGC Employment Opportunities

AMGC is seeking for Senior Exploration Geologist, Senior Geophysist, Senior Hydrogeologist, Junior Chemist/Geochemist, Chemical Laboratory Technician and Metallurgy and Mineral Processing Laboratory Technician.  For further details please visit  here


PanAfGeo Photography Competition

PanAfGeo is running a Photography Competition for all participants of the PanAfGeo project.
The theme for your photos is “What PanAfGeo means to you?” and can include entries on how you think PanAfGeo benefits you, your Survey, your Society or your Country. Ten finalists will see their photos printed in high resolution, framed and exhibited during the final meeting of the project in 2024. Winners will be announced during that meeting and on the PanAfGeo website and social media.

Key information:

  • Deadline: 22nd of March 2024
  • The contestants must have been involved in any way in PanAfGeo phase 2, and the photograph must be taken during one of the training packages.
  • Photos should illustrate the best of “what PanAfGeo means to you” and should include a short description of why this was important to you.
  • The photographs have to be sent in jpg format, high resolution.
  • To be sent to Céline Andrien - andrien@eurogeosurveys.org; cc - tracey@dancyenergy.com

Training Courses

African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) is pleased to announce the introduction of four new courses on Geostatistics, Petroleum Sciences and Resource Estimation in collaboration with Khartoum based Consulting firm called Knowledge and Training Centre (KTC). The course shall be facilitated by the Director of KTC, Dr. M. Zayed Awad, an eminent specialist in the areas of geostatistics, resource evaluation, stratigraphy, reporting, training and mentoring, risk and decision analysis, petroleum economics, project management. The training course will be organized in Dar es Salaam at the AMGC training facilities. Please click here for the courses information.


The 39th Governing Council (GC) Meeting of AMGC in Khartoum, Sudan

The 39th meeting of the Governing Council (GC) of the AMGC was held in Khartoum Sudan from 13 to 18 February 2019. The GC is the highest policy organ of AMGC comprising of the Ministers responsible for Mineral Resources of the members countries, meets annually to oversee the activities of the Centre. In its 39th meeting, the GC deliberated on several issues pertaining to the AMGC activities and among them were the approval of its annual budget and the renewal of the contract of the Director General for a second four-year term.


The New Airborne Data of Mozambique

Funded by the World Bank, the Australian Thomson Aviation company was contracted by Mozambican Government to carry out airborne survey (magnetic and radiometric) in the north of Mozambique covering the area shown below.
The survey was carried out between 2014 and 2015 and the data were delivered to the National Directorate of Geology and Mines (DNGM) in binging of 2016.

The delivery data include:
• Magnetic and elevation data in Geosoft GDB format
• Radiometric data in Geosoft GDB format
• A set of grids in Geosoft GRD format
• A set of digital maps in at scale 1:250.000 in JPG format
• A set of digital maps in at scale 1:50.000 in JPG format
• Magnetic and elevation data in Geosoft XYZ format (ASCII)
• Radiometric data in Geosoft XYZ format (ASCII)

The coordinate system of delivered data are in coordinate system UTM37S/WGS84.
The data are available at DNGM Department of Geological Information Management. Contcts: Mrs Belmira Muchanga, email: bemuchanga@gmail.com.                                 Read more  

Inauguration of Analytical Finger Printing (AFP) Laboratory

The African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) in tripartite collaboration with BGR of Germany and International Conference of African Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) inaugurated a sophisticated Hi Tech Analytical Finger Printing (AFP) Laboratory on 8 June 2018 for analysis of 3Ts conflict minerals to enforce the regional certification mechanism and abate illicit minerals trade in the African Great Lakes Region.

Regional and Country Level Training Workshops on Geo-data Digitization and Mapping of Development Minerals

The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is a three-year, €13.1 million capacity building program of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, financed by the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and implemented by UNDP. The aim of the programme is to promote the sustainable development of industrial minerals, construction materials, dimension stones and semi-precious stones in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.
The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme supports the capacity development of key stakeholders in the sector such as regulatory agencies and local governments; private stakeholders including small-scale mining enterprises, construction companies, mining and quarrying associations; as well as training centres, universities, civil society organizations and community groups.

The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is implemented at both the regional and country levels. At the regional level, the programme conducts capacity building activities with participants from forty (40) ACP countries (28 in Africa) through regional training workshops, field trips, the production of guidance products and knowledge exchange. At the country level, in depth capacity building is undertaken with six focus countries: Cameroon (Central Africa); Guinea - Conakry (West Africa); Uganda (East Africa); Zambia (Southern Africa); Jamaica (Caribbean); and Fiji (Pacific). Country-level activities include: training; small grants; the production of maps and databases; development of regulations on environment, health and safety; organization of community dialogues, technology fairs and networking events The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme and the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) signed agreement for AMGC to deliver a series of regional and country level training workshops on geological data digitization techniques, field mapping, resource estimation and database management of Development Minerals.  Through this project AMGC will organize and carry out 10 training workshops for participants from the African ACP countries starting from October 2017 up to June 2018.  Through this programme more than 220 professionals are expected to be trained from 29 African countries.

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