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GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF NAMIBIA. OneGeology status, progress and issues in Africa. ANNA NGUNO. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF NAMIBIA. PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES. AlgeriaMali BotswanaKenyaMocambique Burkina FasoLesothoNamibia BurundiMalawiNigeria CameroonRwanda

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Geological survey of namibia

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF NAMIBIA

OneGeology status, progress and issues in Africa

ANNA NGUNO

Earth Sciences for Namibia’s Sustainable Development


Geological survey of namibia

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF NAMIBIA

PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

AlgeriaMali

BotswanaKenyaMocambique

Burkina FasoLesothoNamibia

BurundiMalawiNigeria

CameroonRwanda

Central African RepublicSenegal

DRCSierra Leone

EgyptSouth Africa

EthiopiaTanzania

GambiaUganda

GhanaYemen

Guinea∑ = 27Zimbabwe

Earth Sciences for Namibia’s Sustainable Development


Geological survey of namibia

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF NAMIBIA

KEY STATISTICS

  • 23% of all participating countries are African countries

  • out of the countries serving data, 17% are African countries

  • But:

  • only 52% of all African countries participate in OneGeology

  • out of those only 30%, or 15% of all African countries, serve data

  • out of all non-participating countries, 25% are African countries

  • 27% of the countries not serving data are from the African continent

Earth Sciences for Namibia’s Sustainable Development


Geological survey of namibia

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF NAMIBIA

However, simply counting countries does not take the area covered into consideration, and a look at the OneGeology map clearly indicates that Africa is the continent with the largest areas neither covered in green nor in yellow.

Earth Sciences for Namibia’s Sustainable Development


Geological survey of namibia

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF NAMIBIA

THERE CLEARLY IS A PROBLEM!

Earth Sciences for Namibia’s Sustainable Development


Geological survey of namibia

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF NAMIBIA

REASONS

  • The problems are manifold, and include:

  • limited access to the web

  • lack of technology and technological skills

  • lack of state-of-the-art geological data to be posted

  • The limited access to the web leads to non-awareness of OneGeology, and

  • non-awareness of the benefits that can be derived from OneGeology.

Internet?!?

Earth Sciences for Namibia’s Sustainable Development


Geological survey of namibia

INNOVATIVE THINKING IS REQUIRED!

Earth Sciences for Namibia’s Sustainable Development


Geological survey of namibia

SOLUTIONS

  • ONGOING:

  • Promoting OneGeology through the

  • Organisation of African Geological Surveys

  • OneGeology nformation board at the

  • Geological Survey of Namibia entrance

Earth Sciences for Namibia’s Sustainable Development


Geological survey of namibia

SOLUTIONS

  • TO BE DONE:.

  • continued lobbying

  • Engage Geolgical Society of Africa

  • finding support for countries that are

  • currently not in a position to serve

  • their data

Earth Sciences for Namibia’s Sustainable Development


Geological survey of namibia

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF NAMIBIA

THANK YOU!

Earth Sciences for Namibia’s Sustainable Development


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