Strategy Document 10/2016 - Organisation of African Geological Surveys
The Geology and Mineral Information System (GMIS) Strategy was proposed by the Africa Mineral Development Centre (AMDC) to facilitate the strengthening of the African production, management and dissemination of geological and mineral information (GMI) in connection with the
implementation of the African Mining Vision (AMV) and the domestication of the Country Mining Vision (CMV).
The Strategy is expected to serve as a guide for the AMDC and its four implementing partners consisting of the African Union Commission (AUC), African Development Bank (AfDB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to provide strategic operational support for AU Members States and their Geological Survey Organizations (GSOs) and centres of excellence to improve GMIS, which will encourage investment across the whole Mineral Value Chain, facilitate price discovery for governments, support decision-making in contract negotiation and mining development and facilitate broad development processes.
The GMIS Strategy was approved by the AU Specialized Technical Committee Meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 24 May, 2016, with recommendations for the establishment and implementation of the GMIS Strategy’s Functional Structure, including its Coordination Committee.