Thursday, May 25, 2017

IAPG and GfGD sign an agreement for cooperation

On 24th May 2017, Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) and Joel Gill (GfGD President) has signed a Memorandum of Agreement between IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics and GfGD - Geology for Global Development.

Joel Gill (GfGD) and Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG)
The aim of the Memorandum is to collaborate in the promotion of geoethics as an important consideration for all geoscientists, particularly emphasizing the role of geoethics in delivering sustainable development in low-income countries.

GfGD ( is a registered charity in England and Wales, existing to champion the role of geology in sustainable international development, mobilizing and reshaping the geology community to help deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals (2015-2030).

GfGD aims to pursue this vision (in particular, but not exclusively) through the following activities: communications, educational material, training courses, placement opportunities, by promoting research in all aspects of that subject and publishing the useful result, providing grants, equipment and services (in particular but not exclusively education and training in geology) to individuals in need, other charitable organizations, and/or other organizations working to prevent or relieve poverty. The values which underpin the work of GfGD are helpfully articulated by the Cape Town Statement of Geoethics, endorsed by GfGD in 2017, as stated in GfGD’s strategy.

IAPG affiliations and agreements:

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics: