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
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) has the honour to receive 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 anaylaysis, training and consultancy to the Geoscientific Institutions and Mining Sector in Africa.
AMGC received a delegation from AUC and UNECA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in the afternoon of 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 Wednesday 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 commends 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 23rd August, the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) was honored by a familiarize visit of H.E. Mr. Asm Mustafa, the Charge' d'affairs a.i. of the Sudan Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. H.E. Mr. Asm Mustafa appreciated the sustainable excellent relation and cooperation that the Sudan and AMGC share for capacitating the Sudanese human resources in both mining sector and geosciences community
AMGC guest of honor H.E. Mr. Asm Mustafa, the Charge' d'affairs a.i. of the Sudan Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania handed out training certificates to thirteen Sudanese professionals from the Geological Research Authority of Sudan (GRAS), Ministry of Minerals. The Sudanese professionals have finished a training course on Open-source GIS in the African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) from 23rd August to 3rd September 2021.
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
A meeting was convened on Wednesday November 18, 2020 between the African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (AMGC) management led by the Director General, Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad and the team of the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR). The meeting was held to introduce Mr. Manuel Wollschläger, the new AFP Project Manager, who has replaced Dr. Rudolf Mauer who retired on June 2020. Mr. Manuel is an economist with vast experience in the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) projects where he worked in the field of Minerals Certification Mechanism. Mr. Manuel expressed his commitment to continue with a smooth working relationship and tripartite cooperation between AMGC, BGR and ICGLR as it is stipulated in the Agreement on running the Analytical Fingerprinting Laboratory (AFP) hosted by AMGC in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) received two Sudanese geologists from Ariab Mining Company, Sudan Mr. Mustafa Osman Yousif Ahmed and Mr. Mohammed Elamin Haikal Hussein. The two geologists are attending a two weeks training course on GIS and Remote Sensing for Mineral Exploration and Geological Mapping from 23rd November to 4 December 2020.The course will be held at the Geoinformation Department of AMGC premises in Kunduchi Beach Area, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
An official visit by the Geological Survey of Tanzania (GST) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Mussa Daniel Budeba accompanied by Mr. Maruvuko Msechu , Acting Director of Geological Services Directorate and Manager of applied Geology. The Visit had the aim of the new CEO of GST to get familiarization with the AMGC activities, as well as looking for the possibility of attaching some GST technical staff to the AMGC modern facilities for practical training. In addition, the visit had the aim of establishing the MoU between the two Institutes for the mutual benefits of both parties.
Ceremony for issuance of Certificate for ISO 9001:2015 Standard, Certificate TZ20/90372 following the successful assessment and certification of the Management System of African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC) in the activities namely: Laboratory services, research and development on industrial minerals and gemstone, generation, collection, processing and dissemination of geo-information, specialized training and production of ceramics. The event took place at AMGC premises on 02 June 2020 and was officiated by Ms. Honorata Rutihinda from SGS Tanzania Superintendance Co. Ltd. Ms. Honorata is working in the Certification and Business Enhancement Department.
On 5th February 2020, the Centre was honored by a courtesy visit from H.E. the newly assigned German Ambassador to Tanzania Mrs. Regine Hess, who familiarized herself with the spectrum of mineral services provided by the AMGC including the services of the Analytical Finger Printing (AFP) Laboratory for analysis of conflict Minerals in the African Great Lakes Region.
AMGC Director General Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad paid a courtesy visit to Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development of Uganda. Mr. Shaddad met Excellences Hon. Dr. Kitutu Kimono, the Cabinet Minister and Hon. Sara A. Opendi, State Minister. The meeting was attended by Mr. Baguma Zachary, the Director General of Geological Survey of Uganda.
AMGC Director General Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad participated in the 15th meeting of the ICGLR Audit Committee during 4-7 January 2020 in Kampala, Uganda.
AMGC Director General Mr. Ibrahim Shaddad Participated in the 5th Annual Sudan International Mining Business Forum & Exhibition (SIMFE 2020) held from 18th to 20th February 2020 in Khartoum, SUDAN.
AMGC participated in the 2-days Tanzania Mineral and Mining Investment Conference 2020 - Sustainable Investment and Partnership from 22-23 February 2020 conducted at Julius Nyerere International Convention Conference Centre (JNICCC), Dar es Salaam.
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