The GS-EAG Outreach Program is a partnership between the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry with the directive of developing outreach activities in geochemistry in under-represented regions of the world.
2019 Outreach Program to Africa
2019 Outreach Lecturer: Hasnaa Chennaoui Aoudjehane (Hassan II University of Casablanca)
Hasnaa Chennaoui Aoudjehane, Professor at the Hassan II University of Casablanca, Director of the GAIA Laboratory and Coordinator of the Centre of Research on Geo-ressources and Environment, is the 2019 EAG-GS Outreach Lecturer. She will present a series of workshops and seminars on meteoritics and planetary sciences in universities and institutes across Africa this year. Details are listed below as they become available.
|28 Jan 2019||Seminar: Morocco and Mauritania meteorites: A large contribution to meteoritics and planetary sciences||University of Nouakchott
& l'Institut Français de Mauritania, Nouakchott
|17 March 2019||Workshop: Meteorites of Morocco and the Arab World||National Research Center, Cairo||Egypt|
Africa Initiative for Planetary and Space Sciences
As part of the 2018 Outreach Program to Africa, the Geochemical Society (GS) and the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG) co-sponsored the Africa Initiative for Planetary and Space Sciences, whose objectives are to:
- Connect African Planetary and Space Scientists with their international peers;
- Build a road map for Planetary and Space Sciences in Africa, by identifying key research areas where African scientists can make significant contributions;
- Solicit sponsors to support the development of this research domain in Africa;
- Contribute to sustainable development in Africa through research, education, and public outreach in Planetary and Space sciences.
As part of this initiative, two workshops were organized with financial support from the EAG and GS:
- The first Africa Initiative for Planetary and Space Science Workshop took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 4-7 February 2019, and was be hosted by the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI) and Bahir Dar University.
- The second AFIPS workshop, "Eastern Africa Global Navigation Satellite Systems and Space Weather Capacity Building," was held at Pwani University in Kenya from 13-17 May 2019.