Friday, November 20, 2020

GSAf and IAPG signed an Agreement for Cooperation 

GSAf (Geological Society of Africa) and IAPG (International Association for Promoting Geoethics) signed an Agreement for Cooperation on 19 November 2020. The agreement expresses a mutual desire to cooperate on a range of themes in the field of geoethics. It helps to assure a continued IAPG–GSAf cooperation and coordination on issues of common interests in Africa, in particular, the following:

- Theoretical aspects of geoethics;
- Analyses of geoethical problems and dilemmas, also through case-studies;
- Co-organization of scientific events on geoethics;
- Production of relevant publications.

Both organizations will establish a liaison to ensure good information flow and cooperation. 

IAPG and GSAf agree:

1) To promote joint initiatives and events in Africa on themes of common interest through their webpages, social networks, and publications;
2) To foster cooperation in projects and activities on themes of common interest;
3) When appropriate, involve respectively GSAf and IAPG in their publications and in scientific meetings/congresses on ethics, geoethics and philosophy of geosciences organized by GSAf and IAPG;
4) To include their logos in the respective websites with the URL.

GSAf agrees to support the "Cape Town Statement on Geoethics" (that contains the Geoethical Promise, an Hippocratic-like oath for geoscientists, and agrees to be included in the list of 25 supporting organizations of the statement.

GSAf ( is a not-for-profit Scientific and Professional Society for Earth scientists established to encourage geoscientific collaboration and cooperation across the continent. GSAf is an affiliated organization of the IUGS – the International Union of Geological Sciences.

IAPG has 7 affiliations, 23 agreements for cooperation, 4 partnerships:


IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics

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