Hon. Dotto Biteko, the Minister for Minerals, Tanzania 🇹🇿, the host country of AMGC was the guest of honor and delivered a welcome speech in the PanAfGeo Final Meeting which took place on 24-25 October 2019 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at Ledger Plaza Bahari Beach.
The Final Meeting of the Geoscientific Knowledge and Skills in African Geological Surveys (PanAfGeo) Project
The Final Meeting of the Geoscientific Knowledge and Skills in African Geological Surveys (PanAfGeo) Project
Hon. John Munyes Kiyong’a, the Cabinet Secretary of Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, Kenya and the Chairman of the Governing Council of African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (AMGC) paid a familiarize visit to the Centre on 25th October 2019. The Hon. Minister Munyes was accompanied by two top officials who are Mr. Thomas Ndola, the Director of Geological Survey, who is representing Kenya in AMGC’s Board of Directors and Mr. Josphat Wanjogu, the AMGC’ s Desk Officer in the Ministry of the State Department of Mining, Kenya.
CLAY WORKSHOP 22 Students from Braeburn International School of Dar-es-salaam with their teacher and staff of AMGC held a Clay workshop on 8th October 2019 in Industrial Minerals Department – Ceramic Unit
A courtesy meeting between AMGC Director General, Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad and H.E. Dr. Samuel Hurkato, the Minister of Mines and Petroleum of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Mr. Hundie Melka Yadete, the delegated Director General of the Geological Survey of Ethiopia (GSE) attended the meeting (picture on the top). Furthermore, Mr. Shaddad had a meeting with H.E. Mr. Assefa Kumsa, the State Minister of Mines and Petroleum of Ethiopia (lower picture) both meetings were held at the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 14th May 2019. Excellences the Minister and the State Minister were briefed regarding the activities of the African Minerals & Geosciences Center (AMGC), recent development and challenges facing the Centre. A number of issues were deliberated to enhance the beneficiation of Ethiopia from the mineral services provided by the Centre.
AMGC Director General, Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad participated in the AMDC Business Plan Review Meeting held in Conakry Guinea from 27 to 31 May 2019. The meeting was between AUC delegation and Government of Guinea and it was addressed by H.E. the Minister of Mines & Geology of Guinea.
A courtesy meeting between AMGC’s Director General, Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad and H.E. Ambassador Albert Muchanga, the Commissioner for Trade and Industry including Mining (AUC) of the African Union. The meeting was attended by Dr. Hussein Hassan Hussein, the Acting Director of Trade and Industry including Mining, Head of Industry Division and Mr. Paul Msoma, the Economic Affairs Officer in Mineral Sector Governance. Issues were deliberated to enhance the working relationship between the AMGC and AUC in implementation of the African Mining Vision (AMV) endorsed by the African Head of States for a better scio-economic development of the mining sector in Africa.
On 3rd May 2019 AMGC was visited by 30 employees from the Military Automotive Technology Centre (TATC-Nyumbu), the Government Institution located at Kibaha area, Pwani. The TATC-Nyumbu core function is research activities and foundry technology inclusive. The visit to AMGC is part of exchanging knowledge and skills on metallurgy science and other functions.
THE 39th GOVERNING COUNCIL (GC) MEETING OF THE AFRICAN MINERALS & GEOSCIENCES CENTRE (AMGC) IN KHARTOUM, SUDAN ON 13 - 18 FEBRUARY 2019
Members of the 39th meeting of the Governing Council of the AMGC in session
The 22th Standing Committee of Officials in a group picture with the Secretariat of the Policy Organ Meetings.
Members of AMGC Board of Directors in session,
Members of the Governing Council of the AMGC attending the official opening of SIMFE 2019
AMGC participated in the 4th Annual Sudan International Mining Business Forum and Exhibition (SIMFE 2019), the event was held at the Friendship Hall of Khartoum from 18 to 20 February 2019.
The African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (AMGC) received fifteen (15) youngsters from Braeburn International School for a clay day workshop (Pottery session). AMGC does “CLAY DAY FOR KIDS “. The youths had opportunity to see how the Centre makes its pottery and ceramic products and made their own bowls or plates on potter’s wheel under instructions of AMGC’s ceramists and experienced potters
Inauguration of Analytical Finger Printing (AFP) Laboratory and Opening of the 38th Governing Council Meeting of AMGC was honored by Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania Hon. Kassim M. Majaliwa (MP) on 8 June 2018
Certificates Ceremony of the 6th Geodata Digitisation and Mapping of Development Minerals for ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme regional training workshop is being held from 16 to 27 July 2018 for the Eastern African region. 28 participants from Ethiopia (6), Kenya (6), Rwanda (5), Sudan (5) and Tanzania (6) from the academia, government, industry and civil societies attended
The fourth Regional Training Workshop of the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme on Geo-data Digitisation and Field Mapping for Development Minerals for Central Africa has started on 21 May to 01 June 2018, this two weeks training workshop brings together around 19 participants drawn from key stakeholder groups from Congo Republic (5), DR Congo (5), Gabon (4) and Madagascar (5)
The PanAfGeo project training on Environmental Management of Mines
UNECE Resources Management Week 2018 “UNFC for Sustainable Development” Geneva, Switzerland 22 April 2018 Geneva, Switzerland 23 - 27 April 2018
The third Regional Training Workshop of the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme on Geo-data Digitisation and Field Mapping for Development Minerals for West Africa (English Speaking countries) has started 23rd April 2017, this two weeks training workshop brings together around 14 participants drawn from key stakeholder groups from Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Ghana.
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
The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme Uganda participants during a field visit at Mbalala quarry in outskirts of Mukono Area in Kampala
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