Strengthening role of geosciences in development

Encouraging international cooperation in application of earth sciences
UNESCO's programme includes the following: supporting international and regional cooperation in research in earth sciences, as well as the transfer of knowledge and know-how from industrialized to developing countries.

The Association of Geoscientists for International Development encourages communication between individuals, societies, agencies and corporations interested in the application of geosciences to international development; promotes activities in the geosciences related to needs of developing countries; promotes and encourages among earth scientists an awareness of their responsible role in the management of natural resources; and emphasizes the fundamental role of the geosciences in social and economic development. Programmes includes: information and personnel services, publications, training courses, workshops and seminars; these are mainly proposed and organized by third world geoscientists and held in developing countries. It also operates a geoscience information service, appropriate technology advisory service, and assists in recruitment of personnel for work in developing countries.

National training courses are held on: engineering geology; exploration methods in tropical rain forests; groundwater management; geology of tin deposits; geochemical exploration techniques; applied mineral economics. Workshops, seminars and symposia on: geoscience education; groundwater research; strategies for small scale mining; technical assistance programmes in the geosciences.

Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal