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Fundatory Declaration for the creation of the African UNESCO Global Geopark Network

Published:Nov 29,2019

On Friday 22th November 2019, during the 2nd National symposium of Morocco Geological Heritage held in Rabat (Morocco),  the official ceremony for the signing of the Fundatory Declaration for the creation of the African UNESCO Global Geopark Network between M’Goun UGGp (Morocco) and Ngorongoro-Lengai UGGp (Tanzania). 

 

Fundatory Declaration for the creation of the African UNESCO Global Geopark Network between M’Goun UGGp (Morocco) and Ngorongoro-Lengai UGGp (Tanzania)with the presence of  Mr Aziz RABBAH, Minister of Energy, Mines and Environment of Moroco, Mr Mohammed ALAOUI, UNESCO Rabat , the UNESCO Global Geopark Council Chair Dr Guy MARTINI, Prof  Nickolas ZOUROS, GGN President, Dr Kristin RAGNES, EGN Coordinator, Prof  Ibrahim KOMOO, APGN Vice-Coordinator, Prof Patricio MELO, GeoLAC Vice-Coordinator.

The Declaration signed by Mr Brahim MOJAHID Président du Conseil de la Région Béni Mellal-Khénifra, the region of the M’GOUN UNESCO Global Geopqrk  and  Mr Asangye BANGU, Deputy Conservator, NGORONGORO-LENGAI UNESCO Global Geopark Tanzania

 

The signing cerenony, a real historic event for the development of UNESCO Global Geoparks in Africa, took place with the presence of His Excellency Mr Aziz RABBAH, Minister of Energy, Mines and Environment of Moroco, the UNESCO representative (Mr Mohammed ALAOUI, UNESCO Rabat) , the UNESCO Global Geopark Council Chair   (Dr Guy MARTINI) and the representatives of the Global Geoparks Network and all its regional Global Geopark Networks (Prof  Nickolas ZOUROS, GGN President, Dr Kristin RAGNES, EGN Coordinator, Prof  Ibrahim KOMOO, APGN Vice-Coordinator, Prof Patricio MELO, GeoLAC Vice-Coordinator).

At the ceremony were also present Mr Abdejalil EL HASSANI SWAI, President of the Association for the Protection of Geological Heritage in Moroco (APPGM), Mr Driss ACHBAL, President of M,Goun Geopark Association, Mdm Souad TERRAB (APPGM)

This declaration opens the path to the creation of this new and necessary Regional Global Goparks Network in Africa which will be officialy lauched during the 1st African UNESCO Global Geoparks International Conference which will be held in Tanzania next May 2020.

An important historical event for the development of UNESCO Global Geoparks in Africa and the world!

 

Youth delegation from Morocco declared their commitment to the conservation of geological heritage and geoparks 

 

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