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Welcome to the website of the Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID)

 

With its seeds sown during the International Geological Congress in Montreal in 1972, the Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID) a non-profit and non-governmental organization was founded in 1974 by a small international group of geologists. This group believed that geoscience and geoscientists could play a more active role in development of low-income countries with the help of international cooperation. AGID was established to provide a continuing forum for the exchange of ideas, experience and information among all persons concerned with the role of the geosciences in economic development. Its membership comprises both individual and institutional members in many countries all over the world. The first election of the AGID council was held in 1976 and the results were announced during the International Geological Congress in Sydney (August, 1976.)


The objectives of AGID are as follows:
• To encourage communication between all individuals, societies, agencies and corporations with an interest in the application of the geosciences foreconomic development through international cooperation.;
• To encourage and promote activities in geoscience fields which are related to the needs of developing countries;
• To promote and encourage among earth scientists an awareness of their responsible role in the management of natural resources;
• To emphasize to countries cooperating in international aid, the fundamental role of the geosciences in social and economic development.
• To create a Global Fraternity of AGID’s Member Geoscientists.

(Photo: A small-scale miner producing
construction aggregate from dolomitic
limestone in Solwezi, North-western
province, Zambia.)