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AMGC Director General Mr Ibrahim Shaddad and senior AMGC officials meeting Hon. Prof Muhongo, the Tanzanian Minister of energy and Minerals and the current chairman of AMGC Ministerial Governing Council in Dodoma to brief His Excellency regarding the half year work performance of AMGC
Hudson Nkotagu Associate Professor (Hydrogeology), Department of Geology and AMGC Director General Mr Ibrahim Shadad discussing establishment of collaboration between the centre and University of Dar es salaam
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.
Visit of H.E. Dr. Fatima Haram Acyl the AU commissioner for Trade & Industry, H.E. Peter Lokeris, State Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy of Uganda, H.E. Minister of Mining of South Sudan, and Mr. Chanda, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Mineral Resources of Zambia.
AMGC Governing council’s 36th annual meeting in Addis Ababa
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Tanzania has been elected chair of the Governing Council of African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC).
The appointment was made over the council’s 36th annual meeting in Addis Ababa. Tanzania was represented by the Permanent Representative to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (Uneca) and its ambassador to Ethiopia, Ms Naimi Hamza Aziz, who attended the meeting on behalf of the Minister for Energy and Minerals, Prof Sospeter Muhongo.
Addressing the council, Ms Aziz urged member states to consider the development of other strategic minerals such as graphite, lithium and rare earth elements (REEs), which she said were not only economically viable but also important.
“The mining sector is seriously affected by the drop of mineral prices in the global market especially for precious and base metals which are mostly mined by our countries. The decline of mineral prices has resulted to low exploration activities to member states, especially my country, which has led to the decline of income to the centre,” she said.
In order for member states to catch up with fast growing technologies, the ambassador said it was time for AMGC invested in research and development.
Ms Aziz said that member states should endeavour to make AMGC a truly pan African centre of excellence and to achieve this more needs be done in terms of marketing, which would increase the centre’s visibility and capability and promote the tremendous work it does.
“It is therefore crucial that member states pay their respective annual contributions to the centre in order to allow it to operate more efficiently and effectively and successfully implement its programmes and activities.”
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Feature News & Events

Visit of H.E Song Geum-young, the ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Tanzania

Ambassador visit
AMGC was honored by the visit of H.E Song Geum-young, the ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Tanzania. The visit of H.E Ambassador was to see the needs of AMGC to enhance its infrastructures for the service of the mining sector in Tanzania. 

AMGC Director General Visits Hon. Prof Muhongo, the Tanzanian Minister of energy and Minerals

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AMGC Director General Mr Ibrahim Shaddad and senior AMGC officials had a meeting with Hon. Prof Muhongo, the Tanzanian Minister  of energy and Minerals and the current chairman of AMGC Ministerial Governing Council in Dodoma to brief His Excellency regarding the half year work performance of AMGC.

AMGC Director General Visits H.E Awa Dabo, UNDP Country Director in Tanzania

UNDP visit
AMGC Director General, Mr Ibrahim Shaddad visited H.E Awa Dabo to brief her excellency regarding the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme requested to partner with AMGC to deliver a series of regional and country level training workshops on geological data digitazation techniques, field mapping, resource estimation and database management of development minerals. The proposed series of workshops will consists of six regional training workshops and four country level workshops.

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International Conference in Geology, Mining, Mineral and Groundwater Resources of the Sub-Saharan Africa

"Opportunities and challenges Ahead (11-13 July, 2017, Livingstone, Zambia)"
This Conference aims to bring together academics and researchers, industry and society (consumers of these goods and services), and key policy makers within the framework of the theme to: share their knowledge and experiences in order to explore ways and means of meeting the underlying challenges and prospects in basic and applied geoscientific research, exploration and mining, water resources development and management; build local capacity and geoscience education in Africa; provide an important forum to enhance regional and international co-operation; and present a forum for students, young scientists and professionals to listen, interact and develop contacts with international delegates and open prospects for future collaborative research, and even employment.
Download First Circular For more information please visit www.mines.unza.zm/conference

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 3rd to 5th May, 2017 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.

Visit of Associate professor Hudson Nkotagu

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Hudson Nkotagu Associate Professor (Hydrogeology), Department of Geology, University of Dar es Salaam visited African Minerals and Geosciences Centre basically to explore the centre's activities  and looking forward establishment of collaboration between the centre and University of Dar es salaam for future researches, capacity building in Africa and field of Geosciences.

Visit of H.E. Fatima Haram Acyl

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H.E. Mrs. Fatima Haram Acyl, the African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry, H.E. Peter Lokeris, State Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy of Uganda, H.E. Minister of Mining of South Sudan, and Mr. Chanda, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Mineral Resources of Zambia paid a working visit to African Minerals and Geo-sciences centre Kunduchi Beach Area, Dar es salaam, Tanzania where they held an important meeting and useful engagement with a number of AMGC senior staff and  Director General Mr Ibrahim Shaddad  on critical issues related to the development of the centre and the African mining sector in general .

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