Fourth PanAfGeo training kicks off

28 Jan 2019 15:40pm
WINDHOEK, 28 JAN (NAMPA) –The fourth Pan-African Support to the EuroGeoSurveys-Organisation of African Geological Surveys (EGS-OAGS) Partnership training kicked off here on Monday.
The training is aimed to equip African geological instructors in three dimensional geological mapping which displays the rock in a rare and complete view of its surface and used for resource destination and geo hazards, to better see the problems of a surface or area.
Officially opening the two-weeks training, Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Gloria Simubali said 18 Namibian geological survey staff members have benefitted from the three previous PanAfGeo trainings, all held in Namibia.
“The first training, titled mineral resource assessment, was held in May 2017, the second training and third trainings, held in 2018, were about geoscience mapping and geoheritage,” Simubali added.
The training is being attended by 21 participants from 13 different African countries, such as Uganda, Ghana and Nigeria amongst others.
Speaking at the same event, French ambassador to Namibia, Claire Bodonyi said it is important for Africans and the international community to share their knowledge and experience in geology as well as ensure these practices are done sustainably.
“The richness of our world [is one] that we have to carry on for our children and grandchildren so we have to be very careful,” Bodonyi said.