The First International Conference on African & Arabian Geoparks
The First International Conference on African & Arabian Geoparks : Entitled “Aspiring Geoparks in Africa and Arab world”
Le premier Colloque International des Géoparcks Africains et arabes : sous le thème " Le potentiel des Géoparcks dans l'Afrique et le Monde Arabe"
El Jadida, 20-28 November 2011, Morocco
The African Geoparks Network “AGN” was initiated during the pre-congress of the fifth conference of the African Association of Women in Geosciences “AAWG” held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in May 2009. The AGN aims to identify, promote, and advise on the importance and preservation of geological sites in Africa in collaboration with other stakeholders. This initiative is supported by UNESCO, IUGS, GSAf. In that Framework, the AAWG and the AGN in collaboration with UNESCO Cairo Office are organizing the First International Conference on African and Arabian Geoparks in 2011 in Morocco. The conference also aims to launch the Arabian Geoparks Network.