29th Colloquium of African Geology – 2 6 2 9 September 2023 | Windhoek, Namibia (CALL FOR ABSTRACTS)

The Geological Survey of Namibia is the principal organizer of the 29th Colloquium of African Geology (CAG29) on behalf of the GSAf, as well as in cooperation with various stakeholders, including the Young Earth Scientists (YES) Network Namibia, the Geoscience Department-University of Namibia, the Geoscience Council of Namibia, the Namibian Hydrogeological Association, and the Department of Mining and Process Engineering-Namibia University of Science and Technology. The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is quite dynamic and diverse in its composition, with representatives from associations, institutions, mining companies, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the media.
The Colloquium of African Geology (CAG) is a major biennial meeting organized under the auspices of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf). Professor W. Q. Kennedy, assisted by Dr. Tom Clifford, convened the very first CAG at the University of Leeds, England, in March 1964. There was a pulse of excitement that electrified the assembled audience from Africa, Europe, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand when Prof. Kennedy announced his new concept of a ‘Pan-African thermo-tectonic event’.
Since then, there have been 28 events, 18 of which were held in Europe, and only 10 in Africa, specifically in South Africa, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Nigeria, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Morocco(twice), Mozambique and Tunisia.
With the inspiring theme “The earth sciences and Africa’s development: current realities, future projections”, CAG29 will be held at the Safari Hotel Conference Centre, Windhoek, from September 26th to 29th, 2023. At this stage of the organization, the LOC is calling for abstracts.

Download the full call: HERE

Conference website: https://cag29gsaf.org/


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