|Special Symposium: Geology and Mineral Information System (GMIS) strategy to domesticate the Africa Mining Vision at a country level||
The Geological and Mineral Information System (GMIS) Strategy is being developed by the African Mineral Development Centre (AMDC) to facilitate the strengthening of the African production, management and dissemination of geological and mineral information (GMI) in connection with the implementation of the African Mining Vision (AMV) and the domestication of the Country Mining Vision (CMV).
The Strategy is expected to serve as a guide for the AMDC and its implementing partners consisting of the African Union Commission (AUC), African Development Bank (AfDB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to provide strategic operational support for AU Members States and their Geological Survey Organizations (GSOs) and centres of excellence to improve geology and mineral information system (GMIS), which will encourage investment across the whole Mineral Value Chain. The GMIS Strategy envisages geological and geospatial information as crucial for several important legal, economic, social and environmental applications in mining and broad development processes in Africa. The workshop organizers invite geologists engaged in GMI programs in Africa and elsewhere to contribute their share and exchange ideas. Ten African geologists who could make contributions to this workshop will be provided with full sponsorship of the Africa Mineral Development Center (AMDC) to attend the IGC35 Congress. The selection of the candidates will be made by the AMDC in cooperation with the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf).
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