AGID is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation
founded in 1974 by a small group of international geologists who believed
that geoscience, and geoscientists could play a more active role in international
development. It was therefore established to provide a continuing forum
for the exchange of ideas, experience and information among all persons
concerned with the role of the geosciences in international development.
Its membership is made up of both individual and institutional members
in (currently) over sixty countries all over the world.
The objectives of AGID are as follows:
- to encourage communication between all individuals, societies, agencies
and corporations with an in interest in the application of the geosciences
to international development;
- to encourage and promote activities in geoscience fields which are
related to the needs of developing countries;
- to promote and encourage among earth scientists an awareness of
their responsible role in the management of natural resources;
- to emphasise to countries cooperating in international aid, the
fundamental role of the geosciences in social and economic development.
In pursuit of these objectives, AGID has a detailed programme of activities
many of which are explained on the pages of this website. The website
is regularly updated, click the Publications link for the latest edition of the AGID Newsletter.
A small-scale miner producing construction aggregate
from dolomitic limestone in Solwezi north-western province Zambia.