Geosciences and sustainable development in Egypt: mining chances and threats
Prof. Zakaria Hamimi, Benha University, Egypt
Dr. Basem Zoheir, Benha University, Egypt.
Dr. Mamdouh Abdeen, NARSS, Egypt
Date and Place
20/3/2014 in the Egyptian Mineral Resources Authority (EMRA)
The African Geoparks Network “AGN” was initiated by the African Association of Women in Geosciences “AAWG” during its pre-conference meeting held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in May 2009. The AGN aims to identify and make an inventory of the geological sites of outstanding value in Africa; to promote and increase the awareness among policy makers and the general public in Africa, particularly local communities about the necessity of the protection and the valorization of African geological heritage through the creation of geoparks for a sustainable local development; and to build the capacity of local population in the field of geoheritage through a strong networking and the organization of conferences, seminars, symposia, training courses and workshops.
All researchers in the fields of Geosciences, Geoheritage, Geotourism, conservation, environment and sustainable development, policy makers, economists, geopark and local community administrators and leaders, NGOs, business operators, the Media and individuals with interest in Earth Resources-based development are invited to participate and contribute to make this event a success. This workshop will be a sort of a curtain raiser on the state of Geosciences and Geoheritage in Egypt and Arab World.
Interested participants can contact:
Dr. Basem Zoheir