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International Geoscience Programme (IGCP)


In this section you will be able to find different educational tools in the form of webinars, brochures, publications, maps vidéos that the programme developped or supported by the programme.



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How UNESCO contributes to society by supporting Earth Sciences:


Geoscience and Society: the view from lockdown

  • Geology for Sustainable Development (IGCP685) project connected with senior geoscientists in BHP to initiate a top-level ‘scenarios planning’ research project to explore the future of geoscience. Video interviews (via Zoom or Webex) have been recorded with over 25  Participants from the recordings  and offer a rich real-world archive to key themes that are emerging around how geoscience and geoscientists are evolving to address societal issues, especially around sustainable development.


UNESCO Lecture Series: Earth materials for a sustainable and thriving society

  • Earth Materials: The Foundation for Development, by Dr. Larry Meinert (USA) and Dr. Nellie Mutemeri (South Africa) | Video
  • Climate Neutrality, the Circular Economy, and Earth Materials, by Dr. John Thompson (Canada) and Prof. Frances Wall (U.K.) | Video
  • The Neglected Minerals and Materials of Development, by Prof. Daniel Franks (Australia) | Video
  • Mineral Extraction and Communities, by Dr. Rajiv Maher (Mexico) and Dr. Melba Kapesa Wasunna (Kenya) | Video
  • Suppliers, Consumers, and the Global Minerals Supply Chain, by Dr. Kathryn Moore (U.K.) and Dr. Judy Muthuri (U.K. and Kenya) | Video
  • Earth Materials and a Sustainable Future, by Prof. Murray Hitzman (Ireland) and Ms. Halleluya Naantu Ekandjo (Ireland and Namibia) | Video


Geodiversity, biodiversity’s silent partner


Geology for Sustainable development in Namibia

  • Geology for Sustainable Development (IGCP685) project developed a 3-minute, motion graphic outreach video  to raise awareness on geosciences among African audiences with focus in Namibia. The outreach video supports the government’s goals of increasing science literacy and involvement of girls in STEM. The video is a creative way to engage young people/students, educators and the community in geosciences. Inspiring in children interest in geosciences, and science in general and understanding of how geoscience is not just stones and diamonds, creating awareness of how geosciences affects their daily lives. The video is available from Ministry of Mines and Energy's website and YouTube channel


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