Survey mapping of abandoned mines in sub-Saharan African countries in order to establish their exact locations, their nature and potential threats they pose to ecosystem and human health ...

  1. Survey mapping of abandoned mines in sub-Saharan African countries in order to establish their exact locations, their nature and potential threats they pose to ecosystem and human health;
  2. Thematic research activities from systematic collection of samples on carefully selected major abandoned mines sites in sub-Saharan African region through laboratory analyses and data processing in order to provide science-based advice to decision makers;
  3. Outreach and educational activities in targeted countries in order to promote a peaceful and healthy mining atmosphere benefiting both communities and mining companies.

What we do

Survey mapping of abandoned mines in sub-Saharan African countries in order to establish their exact locations, their nature and potential threats they pose to ecosystem and human health ...

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Partners / Sponsors

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.

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Our Secretariat

Earth Sciences Unit
UNESCO Nairobi Office
UN Avenue, Gigiri, Block C
P.O. Box 30592
Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254 20 762-1588
Fax: +254 20 762 2750