16 August 2019

Knowledge exchange in Mozambique on mining and its environmental challenges

Four African countries have gathered in Mozambique to share experiences on mining and environment in a meeting organized by the Geological Survey of Sweden and the National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG). The event is hosted by the National Directorate of Geology and Mines (DNGM) as well as the National Institute of Mines (INAMI).

The training in Tete being the first one to be organized in Portuguese language in PanAfGeo, it is a milestone since the launch of the project.

The sixth and last course "Environmental Management of Mines" of the Work Package 4 of PanAfGeo has just started in Tete, Mozambique. The aim is to exchange knowledge between European and African government authorities on mining activities and their environmental and societal impacts. Participants from Angola, Cabo Verde, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe are working together to solve challenges related to social, economic and environmental sustainability in the mining industry. This two-weeks event was officially opened by the National Director of the DNGM on August 7th. The initiative is organised by SGU with support from the LNEG within the framework of the PanAfGeo project.

PanAfGeo is an international cooperation project between twelve geological surveys in Europe and their equivalent in African countries. The purpose of Panafgeo is to transfer and exchange knowledge about mineral resources to contribute to a better governance and a more sustainable management of mineral resources in Africa. The project is funded by EU and IGF (Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development).

Last reviewed 2019-08-16