Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Yankho Naomi Kalebe (Malawi) and Patrick Bacirhonde Maheshe (Democratic Republic of Congo) have won the selection (the call was published on 28 December 2017 at for the financial support for their abstracts submitted in the IAPG sessions on geoethics respectively at EGU 2018 and RFG 2018:

1) The significance of geoethical practices in Malawi: a case study of Globe Company and Kanyika area (by Yankho Naomi Kalebe) - Session EOS4 at EGU 2018

2) Immobilization of heavy metals in acid mine Drainage: an environmental engineering remediation in DR Congo with geoethical implications (by Patrick Bacirhonde Maheshe and Kitae Baeka) - Session RS13 at RFG 2018

Yankho Naomi Kalebe
Yankho Naomi Kalebe is a geologist, and got a Bachelors Degree (BSc) in Geology at the University of Malawi, Chancellor College. Currently she is working at the Geological Survey Department of Malawi. She has a strong interest in the geothermal field.

Patrick Bacirhonde Maheshe
(Democratic Republic of Congo)
Patrick Bacirhonde Maheshe got a Bachelor Degree (BSc) in Exploration Geology and Mining at the Goma University, Faculty of Science. He is candidate for a Master Degree in Environmental Remediation Engineering at the Chonbuk National University in South Korea. His field of interest is mining activity studies.

More information about the IAPG session EOS4 on geoethics at EGU 2018:

More information about the 5 IAPG sessions on geoethics at RFG 2018:

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

IAPG-Canada has a new co-coordinator

Shona van Zijll de Jong has been appointed as co-coordinator of IAPG-Canada. She will work together Jan Boon, who was appointed as coordinator in 2017.

Shona van Zijll de Jong
Shona is at the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Queen's University (Canada). She is on the Advisory Board of the Canada Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction; and a Director on the Board of Canadian Risk and Hazard Network. She has worked as a researcher on various sustainable economic development projects and environmental and economic impact assessments (i.e. drafting the 2015 Geological Survey of Canada Risk Based Land Use Planning guidelines and NSERC/MEOPAR funded coastal hazards/vulnerability analysis). In the past 10 years she has accumulated extensive local, national and international knowledge of multidisciplinary approaches to manage hazard risk in rural and urban environments. Currently, she is building a Compendium of Canadian Groundwater Programs: Resources, Tools and Methods for Indigenous People in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Canada. As the Canadian Geoscience Education Network (CGEN) Digital Strategy Coordinator, she will be advancing CGEN’s outreach efforts for another year or two.

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