Geologists, Ecologists, Biologists, Hydrologists and Social Scientists from African and their counterparts from the north are working to understand:
- How the mining activities and particularly abandoned mines negatively affect the ecosystem and the health of the neighboring communities;
- What are the most appropriate rehabilitation technologies and remedial actions for contaminated sites;
- How to promote a peaceful mining atmosphere through education and outreach.
The project is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The core participants of this project are built on UNESCO-IUGS International Geoscience Programme (IGCP), namely IGCP-594 and IGCP-606, but the network is growing rapidly.