79th IUGS Executive Committee Meeting and Geoscience for Africa event
Nairobi (Kenya), 19-23 February 2024
The IUGS Commission on Geoethics and the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics will be represented by Silvia Peppoloni (Chair of the IUGS Commission on Geoethics and IAPG Secretary General) and Giuseppe Di Capua (IUGS Commission on Geoethics and IAPG Treasurer) at the 79th Executive Committee meeting of the IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences and the Geoscience for Africa event.
Silvia Peppoloni will report remotely on the first year of activities of the IUGS Commission on Geoethics, in particular on outcomes of the two task groups, IUGS Ethical Guidelines and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The first task group drafted the "IUGS/IGC Guidelines for Ethical Conduct at Meetings and Events", whilst the second task group the an "Action Plan for the IUGS on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility".
Giuseppe Di Capua will be onsite to give details about IAPG activities in 2023 and plans for 2024 (download the IAPG Annual Report 2023) and to attend the IUGS "Geosciences for Africa" event.
The "Geoscience for Africa" event organized by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) strives to explore avenues through which the IUGS can contribute to the advancement of African Geoscience. As a prominent global advocate for geosciences, the IUGS operates within the framework of the International Science Council (ISC). Collaborating with esteemed partners including UNESCO and various organizations dedicated to geology, geophysics, and environmental sciences, the IUGS actively sponsors and promotes initiatives in these fields. Additionally, the union plays a pivotal role in outreach efforts, particularly in education and initiatives such as geoheritage, underscoring its commitment to fostering awareness and understanding of Earth sciences on a global scale.
The IAPG is affiliated to the IUGS from 2013. The IUGS Commission on Geoethics was established at the 78th IUGS Executive Committee meeting held in Belfast (UK) in 2023.
Page of the IUGS Commission on Geoethics on the IAPG website:
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