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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
International Conference on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining & Quarrying ASM18 taking place September 11-13, 2018, in Livingstone, Zambia
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
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
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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Processing Technologies, Metal Recoveries & Economic Feasibility of Deep Sea Mining

An international workshop on Processing Technologies, Metal Recoveries & Economic Feasibility of Deep Sea Mining will be held in Warsaw, Poland from 3-6 September 2018.  The workshop is jointly organised by the International Seabed Authority, the Interoceanmetal Joint Organization and the Poland Ministry of Environment.

Please visit ISA Website for further details






International Conference on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining & Quarrying ASM18

The ASM18taking place September 11-13, 2018, in Livingstone, Zambia, It will be a space for the voices of ASM to share visions of the future. A wide spectrum of commodities will be discussed ranging from the well-known, such as precious metals and precious stones, to those that have yet to receive due attention, such as Development Minerals, like aggregate and clay. 
ASM18 is an initiative of the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme, organised by the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, European Union, United Nations Development Programme and Government of Zambia with the support of the World Bank, African Union, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development, and German Cooperation. A range of specialised mining institutions and Regional Economic Communities of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific will provide technical support. For more information please visit ASM18 website 


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.

Sudan to Chair AMGC Governing Council

Sudan has been elected a chair of the Governing Council of African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC). The appointment was made over the 38th Governing Council meetings held in Dar es Salaam. Sudan was represented by the Minister of Minerals, Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Ali and Dr. Mohamed Abu Fatima – GRAS Director General.

Mozambique Gem Fair

The Mozambique 3rd Gem Fair will be held during 15th – 18th August 2018 in Nampula province, Mozambique.

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 7th Arusha Gem fair

Arusha Gem fair
The 7th edition of Arusha Gem Fair, is postponed in order for Organizing Committee to finalize arrangements that will see enhanced buyers' sourcing opportunities and expanded exhibitors' business. A new date for the event, jointly organized by the Government of Tanzania through the Ministry of Minerals in collaboration with the Tanzania Mineral Dealers Association (TAMIDA) will be announced as soon as practicable

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