International Geo-science and Geo-parks Programme

International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme (IGGP)

 

The Earth sciences provide us with invaluable knowledge about the Earth, its systems and its 4.6 billion year history. This knowledge is essential for responding to present-day challenges of human society, such as preserving our Earth’s resources for future generations, mitigating the impact of global warming and mitigating the risks of geological hazards.

In order to more closely reflect the societal challenges of Earth Science today and provide an international status to a former network of sites of geological significance, UNESCO’s General Conference approved, on 17 November 2015, the creation of the International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme (IGGP). The IGGP comprises the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP), which for over 40 years has brought geoscientists together from all regions of the world to study the Earth and geological processes under themes which have increasing societal relevance, and the UNESCO Global Geoparks, which promote sites of international geological value and are the basis of local sustainable development.

National Committee of International Geoscience and Geoparks Programme (IGGP)

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Name

Organization/Institution

Specialization

1

Ebunyu Wilson Ogaro

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development

Acting Commissioner Survey and Mapping

2

Dr. Betty Nagudi

Makerere University
Department of Geology & Petroleum Studies

 Senior Geologist

3

Kevin Aanyu

Makerere University
Department of Geology & Petroleum Studies

Senior Geologist

4

Robert Tugume

Makerere University
Department of Geology & Petroleum Studies

Petroleum Geosciences

5

Tumushabe Wilson Mbile

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development

Senior Geologist

6

Edward Isabirye

Ministry of Energy

Service and Mapping (Geophysist)

7

Aribo Lawrence

UNMA

 

8

Dr. Dominic V.L.M

UNATCOM

ASG/Caretaker NS