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Closing-Certificates Ceremony of the PanAfGeo - WP5 – Geohazards Training Course at the African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (AMGC) in Dar es Salaam
AMGC Director General, Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad with Industrial Minerals Senior Technician Mr. Lucas kalombola had a meeting with H.E. the Commercial attaché of China in Tanzania to discuss China Role in Developing the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC).
The African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (AMGC) is hosting the PanAfGeo - WP5 – Geohazards” Training Course in Dar es Salaam-Tanzania during March 11th to 19th March 2018. A group of 10 specialist trainers from Lithuania, Italy ,Poland , South Africa and Geological Survey of Tanzania (GST) and AMGC are conducting the training. Training for Geo-Hazards Mapping is planned in 6 main topics: Flooding, Soil erosion/desertification, Landsliding, Geopollution, Seismicity and Volcanic activity. PanAfGeo represents the first co-operation between the European geological Surveys and its counterpart in Africa – the Organisation of African Geological Surveys. The aim of the „WP5 – Geohazards” training is to raise level of knowledge of African staff in scope of recognition of geohazards connected with natural geogeneous and human-induced hazards. Methods of identification of different types of geohazards, human risk evaluation and its monitoring as well as research and prevention will be an important element of the training.
Handing over Certificates Ceremony of 27 geologists from 7 West African countries who have participated for the last two weeks in a Regional Training Workshop on Digitization and Mapping of Development Minerals. The training course is one of the 10th training courses conducted by AMGC and sponsored by the Africa, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP)- European Union 🇪🇺 (EU) Development Minerals Programme.
CLAY DAY FOR FAMILIES AND THEIR KIDS
The National Director of Mines of the Ministry of Mines of Guinea was the guest of honor in the officially closing ceremony of the training workshop on Geo-data Digitization Mapping of Development Minerals, which took place in Guinea 🇬🇳. The two weeks duration course was sponsored by the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme Implemented In Partnership With UNDP. The workshop was facilitated by both Mr. Mesfin Gebremichael & Mr. Kamina Chororoka the experts from Geoinformation Department of the African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (AMGC). The training course attended by 36 participants from the Ministry of Mines of Guinea and students and teachers from 4 universities
AMGC Director General Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad with the delegation of the Publish What You Pay NGO, led by the Coordinator Ms Racheal Chagonja visited the African Minerals & Geosciences Center (AMGC). The visited to be familiar with mineral services provided by Centre for collaboration regarding female empowerment through training programs in Gemstones and simple pottery-ceramic technology.
AMGC Director General Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad ( The One in the Middle) in a group photo with four geoscientists arrived from the National Institute of Mines in Mozambique 🇲🇿 for two weeks training courses
The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme Uganda participants during a field visit at Mbalala quarry in outskirts of Mukono Area in Kampala
AMGC Director General Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad (middle) in group photo with four participants from Geological Survey of Malawi (GSD), who attends a t two weeks training on Ceramic and Pottery Technology.
Hon. Ahmed Ali Bazi, the President of Comoran 🇰🇲 Chamber of Trade and Industry including Mining paid a visit at AMGC and had a meeting with AMGC Director General Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad regarding mineral sector in Comoro and Africa in general.
The first Regional Training Workshop of the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme on Geo-data Digitisation and Field Mapping for Development Minerals was concluded on 10th November 2017 with a presentation of Certificate of Attendance to the participants of the Training Workshop.
Some of AMGC's hand made ceramic products
African Minerals and Geosciences Centre Director General, Mr. Ibrahim Shadadd attending the latest IIED’s dialogue on artisanal and small scale mining (AMS) in Geita, Tanzania.
Development Minerals Regional Training Workshop participants being briefed about the geological formation being exploited as aggregate for construction purposes at the Msolwa Construction Material Quarry in Coast Region, Tanzania
The African Minerals and Geoscience Center (AMGC) together with the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme have started holding a series of Regional Training Workshops on Geo-data Digitization and Mapping of Development Minerals for countries from West, Central, East and Southern Africa between October 2017 and July 2018.
The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme first training workshop dedicated to the focus countries has already started at the AMGC. This first event brings together around 20 participants drawn from key stakeholder groups from Cameroon, Guinea, Uganda and Zambia.
The training session on Geo-scientific Management Informationi.e. WP7 B - Spatial data infrastructure - Data modeling – Interoperability standards – Data dissemination hosted by AMGC in collaboration with Organization of African Geological Surveys (OAGS) and PanAfGeo, the geosciences capacity building Project for Africa sponsored by EU.
The training session on Geo-scientific Management Information i.e. WP7 B - Spatial data infrastructure - Data modeling – Interoperability standards – Data dissemination hosted by AMGC in collaboration with Organization of African Geological Surveys (OAGS) and PanAfGeo, the geosciences capacity building Project for Africa sponsored by EU.
The training session on Management Information Geo-scientific i.e. WP7 B - Spatial data infrastructure - Data modeling – Interoperability standards – Data dissemination hosted by AMGC in collaboration with Organization of African Geological Surveys (OAGS) and PanAfGeo, the geosciences capacity building Project for Africa sponsored by EU.
AMGC Director General Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad (Middle) with technical Staff from the Sudanese Mineral Resources Company (SMRC) Sudan, who attends a training on GIS and Remote Sensing for Minerals Resources Exploration and Geological Mapping from 18th to 29th September 2017
Hon. Kassim Majaliwa, the Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania listening to Mr. Charles Buteta, the Manager for Chemical and Environmental Services while giving explanation regarding the Induced Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectroscope (ICP-MS) installed in the Analytical Finger Printing (AFP) Lab. In the photo from left is Hon. Peter Teko Lokeris, Minister of State for Minerals, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development of the Republic of Uganda, Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad, the Director General of AMGC and Hon. Dr. Medard Kalemani the Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral of Tanzania.
Mr. Timo Gawronski, Chief Technical Expert on Analytical Finger Printing from German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) explaining to the Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania on the applicability of some of the mineralogical equipment in relation to the Analytical Finger Printing Lab and the mining industry as whole.
Hon. Kassim Majaliwa, the Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania, commemorating the AMGC 40th Anniversary by cutting a cake. Standing on right of the PM is Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad the Director General of AMGC, and on the left is Hon. Dr. Medard Kalemani the Deputy Minister for Energy and Mineral of Tanzania.
Some of the delegates of the 37th Governing Council listening to Hon. Kassim Majaliwa, the Prime Minister of United Republic of Tanzania.
Hon. Kassim Majaliwa, the Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania in a group picture with the AMGC Staff.
The 20th Standing Committee of Officials in a group picture with the Secretariat of the Policy Organ Meetings.
Group Photo: AB Minerals Corp. meets with the Board of Directors of the African Minerals & Geosciences Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
AMGC staff on meeting with Jiangxi Bureau of Geology and Mineral Exploration and Development in Nanchang, Jiangxi, China.
Group Picture: 4th African Union Commission Africa Mining Vision TWG meeting on Geological and Mineral Info.14 - 18 Aug 2017 in NBO,KENYA.
AMGC staff on Advanced Training Program on Ceramic Production Technique at Jiujiang University - Department of Ceramics & Arts with Prof Liu Shuai
Signing a MoU between the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) & AB Minerals Corp. (ABM), Canada. It is to form a Strategic Partnership to bring Coltan processing to the African countries
Regional Experts and Stakeholders Consultation on Natural Resources and Good Governance for Sustainable Peace, Development and Transformation of the Great Lakes Region
Kenya Gem and Jewellery Trade Fair 2017 took place 6-7th July 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel, in Nairobi Kenya.
The Analytical Fingerprint Laboratory (AFP) Team meeting held at AMGC on 10-12 May 2017 discussing overview of the project 2011-2019
A meeting was held at the AMV Hall of AMGC on 14th December 2016 which was attended by a delegation from South Korea, AUC/AMDC representatives, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Mineral Development of Zambia and AMGC officials. The meeting discussed the Korean Government support to the AUC for the AMGI Pilot project in Zambia which was selected by the World Bank to benefit from this support.
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Is assisting African countries to translate economic growth into long-lasting, inclusive human development.
Acts as the executive/administrative branch or secretariat of the AU. It consists of a number of Commissioners dealing with different areas of policy.
The University of Dar es salaam is the oldest and biggest public university in Tanzania.
Is the government agency responsible for the acquisition and storage of geoscientific data and information used in the mineral resources sector and other sectors of the economy. GST is active in promoting mineral exploration and mining in Tanzania.
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) is one of five regional commissions. Its member states are 53 African nations.
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  • Data Compilation and GIS
  • Data Standardization
  • Map Preparation and Publication
  • Data Dissemination Data Acquisition
    and Exploration Surveys
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Training courses are offered by the Centre, scheduled or upon request tailor-made, on different topics related to the mineral industry. Some of the course modules are developed internally and others are developed based on requests from customers.


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  • Water Analysis
  • Wet Chemistry
  • Mineralogical and Petrological
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  • Sample Preparation and Ore Testing
  • Industrial Minerals Applications & Ceramics

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) IN ESTABLISHMENT OF SMALL TO MEDIUM SCALE PRECIOUS METALS SMELTER AND REFINERY FACILITIY

The African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC), formerly known as the Southern and Eastern African Mineral Centre (SEAMIC), which is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, is an Intergovernmental Organization registered in Tanzania under the Third Schedule of the Diplomatic and Consular Immunities and Privileges Act. AMGC is established in 1977 and works under the umbrella of both the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and African Union Commission for Trade and Industry including Mining (AUC) to implement technically on ground the African Mining Vision (AMV) endorsed by the African Heads of States


The Centre has eight founder States which include Angola, Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, the Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. AMGC is open to all other African countries which automatically become contracting member States after finalising some document arrangements.

AMGC is a Pan-African Centre of Excellence providing mineral services to support the mining industry in Africa. Its activities has been focused on capacity building, consultancy, and analytical services for minerals through geoscience information and modern laboratory facilities. Currently the Centre is involved in positive reforms on Artisanal-Small Scale Mining (ASM) sector in Tanzania to achieve productive-profitable business, environment-friendly gold processing on use of mercury, support by providing safe-simple technology working tools to share product. Among the analytical service, AMGC has been providing fire assay analysis of gold and other precious metals and is planning to expand this facility to a complete smelting and refinery service for all precious metals.

During its 37th meeting of the AMGC’s Governing Council in September 2017 which was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the Governing Council approved the establishment of a precious metals smelter-refinery plant in partnership with a private sector. In order to realise this vision, AMGC requires partnership with institutions with both technical and financial capability to support this venture. AMGC is welcoming competent companies to express their interest of investing in technology for a joint venture partnership to establish a state of art small-medium scale precious metals smelter and refinery plant at its premises in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania which can smelt and refine gold and other precious metals products from the artisanal and small-scale miners in Tanzania at initial stage, and could be expanded as demand permits.

The proposal of the expression of interest may include but not limited to the following:  Sound financial and technical capability;

  • Mode of Financing; indicating source of fund (Loan or own fund);
  • Mode of business operation joint venture, leasing of premises or any other form. Commitment of the smelter/refinery to do a parallel project to support a more environment friendly production of gold by ASM in Tanzania to ensure sustainable supply of gold to the smelter/refinery and share their gold product or buy the mineral products;
  • Readiness to start operation (time frame);
  • Business plan proposal;
  • Experience in the in the area of smelting and refinery with comprehensive case studies on related business;
  • Detailed technological information to be deployed for the operation on proposed precious metals smelting, refining and any other minerals value additional technology mentioning all the final products to be extracted and their quality;
  • Environmental impact assessment and Power requirement; and
  • Requirement of any government incentives from Tanzania, the AMGC’s host country and need for exclusivity.

Deadline for submission of the EOI will be on 1st May, 2018 at 1530hrs.

Interested companies may submit their proposal on or before the set deadline addressed to:

Director General,

AFRICAN MINERALS AND GEOSCIENCES CENTRE (AMGC),

Kunduchi Beach Area,

P.O. Box 9573,

Dar es Salaam-Tanzania

Email seamic@seamic.org

For inquiry:

Tel/Fax: +255 222650319

Tel: +255 222650321/47

Mob: +255 789923485, +255 713758565


3rd Annual Sudan International Mining Business Forum & Exhibition

Following on from the tremendous success of SIMFE 2016 & 2017, the Ministry of Minerals of Sudan invites you all to join us in 2018 at Khartoum, Sudan for the 3rd Annual "Sudan International Mining Business Forum & Exhibition" (SIMFE 2018) on 26/27/28 March 2018.
Under the Patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Minerals, Professor Hashim Ali Salim, SIMFE 2018 is the continuation of the Global Initiative which will once again provide an excellent networking platform for Global Mining Companies, Service Providers, Equipment Companies and Investors through which interested parties will be informed about opportunities and developments in the mining sector.


 SIMFE is an important initiative to promote the Sudan's Rich Mining Sector and present the investors and international companies a great way to explore the huge untapped potential of this historic country. The event will continue to establish a dynamic relationship between the Ministry of Minerals & the Private sector with full Co-Operation from other Government Departments working to make Sudan a favorable & Pro Business Destination and a Mining Hub in Africa.
SIMFE is the largest and only international Mining Event by Ministry of Minerals, Sudan which each year brings together Sudan and global mining professionals to explore the market, introduce your brand, make new connections, create new partnerships and win projects.

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The Annual Oil & Gas Convention 25th to 26th April, UGANDA

Uganda Chamber of Mines & Petroleum (UCMP) invites you for the upcoming Oil and Gas Convention scheduled for 25th – 26th April 2018 at Kampala Serena Hotel. The event is organized under the theme “Regional collaboration for first Oil 2020”.  For more information please contact Dan Ronic Gonza   +256706753511.



Call for Applications for a PanAfGeo Training


The focus countries training workshop on Geodata Digitization Mapping of Development Minerals, Zambia

Official opening ceremony  of the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme  focus countries training workshop on Geodata Digitization Mapping of Development Minerals, which is currently conducted by the African Minerals & Geosciences Center (AMGC) in  Lusaka, Zambia. The opening ceremony was attended by the Director General of the Zambian Geological Survey Mr. Chipilauka Mukofu. 18 participants are attending the workshops, from various sectors such as the geological survey, the Academia, private sectors and miners. The workshops is taking place at the University of Zambia (UNZA) School of Mines as from the 20th Nov to 1st of Dec 2017. The workshop is facilitated by Mr. Mesfin Gebremichael and Kamina Chororoka the experts from the AMGC, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania




Tanzania re-elected Chair of Governing Council of African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC)

Tanzania has been elected again a chair of the Governing Council of African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC).
The appointment was made over the council’s 37th annual meeting in Dar es Salaam. Tanzania was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Tanzania  Prof. James Mdoe, who attended the meeting on behalf of the Deputy Minister for Energy and Minerals, Hon. Dr. Medard Kalemani.

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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The 6th Arusha Gem fair

Arusha Gem fair
The Ministry of Energy and Minerals in collaboration with the Tanzania Mineral Dealers Association (TAMIDA) are jointly organizing the 6th Arusha Gem Fair (AGF) scheduled to take place from 2nd to 4th May, 2018 in Arusha. The AGF brings together premier gemstone and mineral dealersfrom East and Central African and International Potential buyers with the aim of making Arusha a centre for Gemstone business in Africa.

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