Unlocking Earth Science Potentials for Sustainable Development of Africa :Cag26 Theme

Welcome to the 26th Colloquium of African Geology (CAG26)

About Us

cag26 logo

The Colloquium of African Geology (CAG) is a major biennial meeting organized under the auspices of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf). Since the first colloquium in 1965, this Colloquium has been hosted by several European and African countries. The African countries that had a chance to organize this event were Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Mozambique, Tunisia, South Africa and Tanzania

Partners

The Nigerian Mining and Geosciences  Society
The Nigerian Mining
and Geosciences Society.
Department of geology, University of Ibadan
Department of Geology,
University
of
Ibadan.
Nigerian Geological Survey agency
Nigerian Geological Survey Agency
Nigerian Hydrological Service Agency
Nigerian Hydrological service Agency
Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologist
Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologist
Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationist
Nigerian Association
of Petroleum
Explorationist

Based on the decision of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) General Assembly held on 14th August, 2014 at the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (during the 25th Colloquium), the organization of the next Colloquium of African Geology (CAG26) as well as the 16th Conference of the Geological Society of Africa was assigned to Nigeria.

This will be conducted at the International Conference Center, University of Ibadan, Nigeria from the 23rd to 27th November 2016. The CAG26 will be organized by the Nigeria Mining and Geosciences Society in cooperation with governmental and non‐governmental organizations under the auspices of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf).The Theme of the Conference is

"Unlocking Earth Science Potentials for Sustainable Development of Africa ".

The Colloquium is being actively supported by all the main Geoscience Institutions, Associations and Societies in the Country. These are the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologists (NAH), Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorers NAPE and Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers (NSME), The Department of Geology, University of Ibadan, Nigerian Geological Survey Agency and others.


 

First Circular

Introduction

The Colloquium of African Geology (CAG) is a major biennial meeting organized under the auspices of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf). Since the first colloquium in 1965, this Colloquium has been hosted by several European and African countries. The African countries that had a chance to organize this event were Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Mozambique, Tunisia, South Africa and Tanzania. Based on the decision of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) General Assembly held on 14th August, 2014 at the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (during the 25th Colloquium), the organization of the next Colloquium of African Geology (CAG26) as well as the 16th Conference of the Geological Society of Africa was assigned to Nigeria.

This will be conducted at the International Conference Center, University of Ibadan, Nigeria from the 23rd to 27th November 2016. The CAG26 will be organized by the Nigeria Mining and Geosciences Society in cooperation with governmental and non-governmental organizations under the auspices of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf). The Theme of the Conference is Unlocking Earth Science Potentials for Sustainable Development of Africa”.

Senior and early-career earth scientists from organizations, associations, mining companies, civil societies, politics, and media will be welcome from all over the world especially but not limited to career scientists from African Countries and other developing areas. These representatives will be from different countries and will also be active at the national level. The participation of these individuals from different sectors and countries will enhance international collaborations and increase the involvement of the international community. The estimated participants will range from 300 to 600. The website for the events is www.cag26.org.ng

 

The First Circular presents details of the Conference, call for abstracts, call for proposal and conveners of sessions, workshop and short courses proposals.

ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATION

Earth’s mineral resources and sustainable development for future generation.

Earth Science education and policies, creative imperatives

Geoparks, Geotoursim and Geoethics for Promoting Earth Heritage

Earth Science System for Global Sustainability

Geohazards, Natural and human-induced environmental hazards and disasters

Geosciences information and research

Investment in the Extractive Industry: policy issues, legislations, potentials, challenges, governance and best practices.

Fossil fuels, reserves, options in the energy mix.

Earth science, the construction industry and human settlement.

Hydro-geological research and imperative of water sustainability

Tectono-strauctural constraints, geologic events and basin characterization.

Integrated approaches in Geology (Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry)

All sub-themes are allowed to have several sessions with conveners. Interested candidates, wishing to set up session, please send email with session's name, themes, short introduction, conveners' names, contacts, organizations, and email addresses to 2016cag@gmail.com. The deadline for session submission is 30th August, 2015.

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FOR CAG26

All abstracts for CAG26 will be reviewed and accepted by the Scientific committee and successful authors will be notified. Early career earth scientists with the best abstracts will be sponsored to attend the event (depending on the available funds). Abstracts will be accepted for either oral or poster presentation. Please indicate your preference when submitting. Abstracts are to be submitted by e-mail as an attached file in Word format to the Conference Secretariat at the following e-mail address. 2016cag@gmail.com. The deadline for abstract submission is 30th June, 2016. Acceptance will be decided by the 15th August 2016.

POSTER SESSION

The poster session will be focusing on the sub-themes and roundtable topics of the events. All participants at the events will have full access to the posters room throughout the events. The standard for the poster is A0 format (Height 1189 mm x width 841 mm). Everyone will have two standard places for his or her posters. Conveners for the poster sessions are the same for oral sessions.

ABSTRACT FORMAT

Abstract is limited to one A4 size page, text only without any figures or tables. Top, bottom, left, and right margins 25 mm.

Title: Upper and lower case, left justified, Times New Roman font, 14 pt bold.

Contributors' names: Upper and lower case left, justified, first name first, surname last, Times font, 11pt.

Affiliation: Upper and lower case, left justified, Times font, 10 pt. Numbered superscripts should be used to indicate the affiliation of each contributor. E-mail address can be added in parentheses at the end of the corresponding contributor's affiliation.

Main text: Single spaced text, Times 10 pt font, no section headings.

500 words are limited for one abstract.

COMMERCIAL EXHIBITIONS AND BUSINESS EXPO

The Business Expo will offer a unique networking opportunity for Earth scientists to meet representatives from Research Institutes and Companies. It will also allow companies to carry out marketing, business development and recruitment. The Business Expo offers an exhibition area for companies, organizations, and institutions. The Expo will be open for the duration of the events. Please connect with us by e-mail at 2016cag@gmail.com and abdullateef.amodu@gmail.com or lateef.amodu@chevron.com

PRE AND POST-EVENTS EXCURSIONS

There will be both pre and post- excursions arranged for the events. Pre- events and post-events excursions will involve (a) West Africa Nigeria- Benin-Togo-Ghana Geo-traverse beginning from Ibadan and terminating in Ghana. (b) Visits to the sedimentary basins, oil and gas exploration platforms. (c) Visits to different interesting geotourism, geoparks and mining sites in Nigeria. (d) The Anorogenic Younger Granites Ring complex which is the best example in the world. (E) The details of site to be visited and costs for both excursions will be indicated in the second circular. Excursion fees will cover costs of transportation, accommodation, meals, and guidebook.

REGISTRATION

Online Registration will be active soon and will stay open till 30th August 2016. Please visit the events website and www.cag26.org.ng and complete the online registration form. Participants who prefer to register using printed form, can access the printable registration form from the websites. The completed form must be scanned and sent to the Conference Secretariat via 2016cag@gmail.com before 15th September 2016.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES IN USD:

Category

Early bird

Late registration

On site

GSAF members and affiliates

250

300

300

Accompanying person

150

200

200

Student

100

150

150

Non members

300

350

350

Events registration fees will cover costs of reception, coffee/tea breaks and lunch during the scientific sessions, and events materials. Participants are required to pay registration fees through bank transfer before 30th August, 2016 (see the bank transfer address below and the payment form in the website). After this date, it will be possible to pay the registration fees at the Conference registration desk at rates indicated on the table above. Refund will be charged by 20% deduction. No refund will be made after 15th September, 2016.

IMPORTANT DATES AND MILESTONE

Session Submission Deadline: 30th August 2015

Release of Second Circular: 1st November, 2015

Release of Third/Final Circular: 15th May, 2016

Abstract Submission deadline: 30th June, 2016

Notifications of accepted Abstracts: 15th August, 2016

Online Registration and payment deadline: 30th August, 2016

Bank Transfer fees deadline: 15th September, 2016

Payment commences October 2015, payment details will be provided in the second circular. If you are having problems with the bank transfer please contact the conference secretariat before the 30th April 2016.

All correspondence concerning:

 

1. Registration, sponsorship, field excursions
Prof. O.A. Okunlola (Chair, LOC) and Dr. A.S Olatunji (Sec, LOC)
E-Mail: cag2016@gmail.com   akinadeshadrach@yahoo.com

.

2.Sessions, workshops submission and abstracts,
 Prof. M.N Tijani( Chair Technical sessions)
 cag2016@gmail.com and tmoshood@gmail.com
+2348029170651
Tel: +2348033814070, +2348055475865


 

3. Exhibitions
 Lateef Amodu (Chair exhibitions)
cag2016@gmail.com, abdullateef.amodu@gmail.com
+2348056343115

SPONSORSHIP

The organizers will be willing to receive sponsorship for specific events for the Colloquium. This will include the technical sessions/workshops, Conference materials, Excursions, etc Delegate sponsorship packages are also available for organizations wishing to sponsor delegates to the Conference.

HOST CITY AND VENUE

Ibadan is located in south-western Nigeria and reputed to be the largest indigenous city in sub-Sahara Africa. Ibadan is home to several 'first' in the Country. It is home to the first Television station in Africa, before France, home to the first Skyscraper in Nigeria, to the first Stadium in Nigeria and to the prestigious University of Ibadan, the host University. The event will be held at the University of Ibadan International Conference Centre. Detailed information about the host city and venue can be accessed from the Colloquium website www.cag26.org.ng.

VISA INFORMATION

For the delegates who need travelling visa to Nigeria, you are advised to have a valid visa before embarking on your journey to Nigeria. Visas can be acquired from any Nigeria Embassy/High Commission, Consul General Office or Honorary Consul Offices.

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITEE

Prof. O.A. Okunlola: (President, Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society,Department of Geology, University of Ibadan): General Co-ordination/Chairman

Mr. A.N. Nwegbu: (Nigeria Geological Survey Agency) Scientific committee/governmental affairs

Dr. Jude Ogala (Delta State University, Abraka):Co-ordination

Prof. A.I. Olayinka: (Department of Geology, University of Ibadan) Scientific Committee/University liaison

Mr Lufadeju (DPR)

Prof. M.N. Tijani: (Department of Geology, University of Ibadan) Scientific committee

Prof. S.B. Olobaniyi: (Department of Geology, University of Lagos) Scientific committee

Prof. M.A. Rahmann: (Department of Geology, Obafemi Awolowo University) Excursions

Prof. E.C. Ashanu: (Department of Geology, University of Jos) Excursions

Prof. C.S. Nwajide: Government/Professional bodies liaison

Prof. N. Onuoha: (University of Nigeria, Nsukka) Government/Professional bodies liaison

Dr. A.S. Olatunji: (Department of Geology, University of Ibadan) Secretary/Organisation

Dr. A. Adebisi: (Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye) Logistics and Accomodation

Dr. I. Oyediran: (Department of Geology, University of Ibadan) --Logistics and Accomodation

Engr. Nkom: (Nigeria Mining Cadastral Office) --Finance

Mr A. Arisekola: (Nigeria Geological Survey Agency) -- finance

Prof. T.A. Badejoko: Bayat Limited ---Advisory

Mr. Lateef Amodu (Chevron) Exhibition

PARTNERS

The Conference is being actively supported by all the main Geoscience Institutions, Associations and Societies in the Country. These are the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologists (NAH), Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorers NAPE and Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers (NSME), The Department of Geology, University of Ibadan, Nigerian Geological Survey Agency and others.

The Nigerian Mining and Geosciences  Society
The Nigerian Mining
and Geosciences Society.
Department of geology, University of Ibadan
Department of Geology,
University
of
Ibadan.
Nigerian Geological Survey agency
Nigerian Geological Survey Agency
Nigerian Hydrological Service Agency
Nigerian Hydrological service Agency
Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologist
Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologist
Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationist
Nigerian Association
of Petroleum
Explorationist





 

Second Circular

Message From the Chairman of the Organizing Committee

With the release of this Second Circular, another milestone in the organization and development of 26th Colloquium of African Geology - CAG26 and the 16th Congress of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) is achieved. This Circular provides important information that will help delegates plan their participation in the upcoming event here in Ibadan, Nigeria. The full schedule of registration fees is released in this circular and delegates may now register using printable registration forms from the website: www.cag26.org.ng. Field trip information is also now available with dates to be confirmed soon.

Major progress has been made with the scientific program with the announcement of the sessions in this circular as well as information on professional development workshops, and short courses training.

The Organizing Committee is making every effort to organise a befitting Colloquium This may be once in a lifetime opportunity to come to the ancient city of Ibadan to participate in an exciting scientific program covering the breadth of the geosciences, to experience fascinating geological features in the field, to network with the cream of the international geoscience community, and to hold your business meetings. Whether you are from the industry, government or academia, you will find a full and interesting program within the 26th Colloquium of African Geology.

The appreciation of the LOC goes to the many members of the geoscientific communities around the world who have shown interest in the organization of these events. It is our hope that you will be able to join us for the 26th Colloquium of African Geology and we look forward to welcoming you in Ibadan this November 2016. We hope in no distant time to update you with the Third circular where fuller information of the Colloquium will be unveiled

Prof. Olugbenga Okunlola, FNMGS FGS FASI

Introduction

The Colloquium of African Geology (CAG) is a major biennial meeting organized under the auspices of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf). Since the first colloquium in 1965, this Colloquium has been hosted by several European and African countries. The African countries that have organized this event include Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Mozambique, Tunisia, South Africa, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

At the General Assembly of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) held during the 25th Colloquium on 14th August, 2014 at the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the organization of the next Colloquium of African Geology (CAG26) as well as the 16th Congress of the Geological Society of Africa was assigned to Nigeria. The colloquium which will be organized by the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society will be conducted at the International Conference Center, University of Ibadan, Nigeria from the 23rd to 27th November 2016. This will be done in cooperation with governmental and non-governmental organizations under the auspices of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf). The Theme of the Conference is “Unlocking Earth Science Potentials for Sustainable Development of Africa”.

Senior and early-career earth scientists from organizations, associations, mining companies, civil societies, politics, and media will be welcome from all over the world especially but not limited to career scientists from African and other developing countries. These representatives will be from different countries who are active at the national level of their respective countries. The participation of these individuals from different sectors and countries will enhance international collaborations and increase the involvement of the international community. The estimated number of participants will range from 300 to 600. The website for the events is www.cag26.org.ng.

This Second Circular shows some details of the Colloquium activities, call for abstracts, sessions and conveners, workshop and short courses proposals.

ORGANIZATION AND COMMITTEES

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

1. Prof. O. A. Okunlola: (President Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society, Department of Geology, University of Ibadan) General Co-ordination/Chairman.

2. Dr Jude Ogala: (Delta state University) Coordination.

3. Mr. A. N. Nwegbu: (Nigeria Geological Survey Agency) Scientific Committee/Governmental Affairs.

4. Prof. A. I. Olayinka: : (Department of Geology, University of Ibadan) Scientific Committee/ University Liaison.

5. Prof. M. N. Tijani: : (Department of Geology, University of Ibadan) Scientific Committee

6. Prof. S. B. Olobaniyi: : (Department of Geology, University of Lagos) Scientific Committee

7. Prof. M. A. Rahaman: : (Department of Geology, University of Lagos) Fund Raising/Scientific Committee.

8. Dr. M. D. Bako: :(NAPIMS) Fund Raising/Professional Organization Liason

9. Prof. E. C. Ashano: (Department of Geology, University of Jos) Excursions

10. Prof. C. S. Nwajide: Scientific Committees /Excursions

11. Prof. N. Onuoha: (University of Nigeria, Nsukka) Scientific Committee/ Professional Bodies' Liaison

12. Dr. N. A. Adebisi: (Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye) Logistics and Accommodation

13. Dr. I. A. Oyediran: (Department of Geology, University of Ibadan) Logistics and Accommodation

14. Engr. S. O. Nkom: (Mining Cadastral Office) Finance

15. Mr. T. M. Arisekola: : (Nigeria Geological Survey Agency) Finance

16. Prof. A. A. Elueze: :(Department of Geology, University of Ibadan) Advisory

17. Prof. T. A. Badejoko: : (Bayat Limited) Advisory

18. Mr. Lateef Amodu: : (Chevron) Exhibition

19.Dr. A. S. Olatunji: :(Department of Geology, University of Ibadan) LOC Secretary/Organization

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

1. Prof. Aberra Mogessie Ethiopia aberra.mogessie@uni-graz.at

2. Dr. Kristine Asch Germany kristine.asch@bgr.de

3. Dr. Bagai Z.Botswana bagaizb@mopipi.ub.bw

4. Prof. Jesus Martinez Spain jmfrias2011@gmail.com

5. Prof. Lopo Vasconcelos Mozambique lopovasconcelos@gmail.com

6. Dr. Carlos Console Argentina carlos_console@yahoo.com.ar

7. Dr. Hassan Helmy Egypt hmhelmy@yahoo.com, hmhelmy@mu.edu.eg

8. Prof. Wlady Altermann South Africa wlady.altermann@up.ac.za

9. Prof. Ezzourra Erramie Morocco erramiezzoura@yahoo.fr, erramie.e@usd.ac.ma

10. Prof. Dirk Kuester Germany dirkkuester@gbr.de

11. Prof. Damien Deluaux Belgium dirkkuester@gbr.de

12. Prof. John Hess United States jhess@geosociety.org

13. Prof. Alberto Riccardi Argentina riccardi@fcnym.unip.edu.ar

14. Prof. Alberto Riccardi Argentina riccardi@fcnym.unip.edu.ar

15. Prof. Asfawossen Asrat Ethiopia asfawossena@gmail.com

16. Prof. Chris King United Kingdom chrisjhking36@gmail.com

17. Dr. Daniel Franks UNDP/Belgiumdaniel.franks@undp.org/p>

18. Ms. Elyvin Nkhonjera YES/Malawi elyvinnkhonjera@gmail.com

19. Dr. Enas Ahmed Egypt enas.ahmed1@yahoo.com

20. Dr. Mohd Meite Egypt elyvinnkhonjera@gmail.com

21. Prof. Zakaria Hamimi Egypt yahiahamimi@gmail.com

Dates

Session Submission Deadline: 30th August 2015

Release of Third Circular: May, 2016

Abstract Submission deadline: 30th June, 2016

Release of Final Circular: 15th July, 2016

Notifications of Accepted Abstracts: 15th August, 2016

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 31st May, 2016.

Online Registration and Payment Deadline: 30th August, 2016

Bank Transfer Fees Deadline: 15th September, 2016

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Pre-Conference Workshops: Nov. 21-22, 2016

Registration and Reception: Nov. 23, 2016

Scientific Sessions: Nov. 24-26, 2016

Mid-Conference Field Trip/City Tour: Nov. 25, 2016

GSAf 16th Congress: Nov. 26, 2016

Post-Conference Field Trip/Excursion: Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2016

REGISTRATION

Online Registration is open and will stay open till 30th August 2016. Please visit the events website at www.cag26.org.ng and complete the online registration form. Participants who prefer to register using printed form can access the printable registration form from the website. The completed form must be scanned and sent to the Conference Secretariat via 2016cag@gmail.com before 30th August, 2016

REGISTRATION FEES (in USD)

Category Early Bird Late On site
GSAF members and affiliates 250 300 300
Accompanying 150 200 200
Student 100 150 150
Student 100 150 150
Non members 300 350 350

Early Bird Registration ends 31st May 2016.

Events registration fees will cover reception, coffee/tea breaks and lunch during the scientific sessions, and events materials. Participants are required to pay registration fees through bank transfer before 30th August, 2016 (see the bank transfer address below) Kindly notify the secretariat on payment by attaching evidence of transactions. If there are any difficulties with the transfers, kindly notify the Colloquium correspondence address. Beyond this date, it will be possible to pay the registration fees at the Conference registration desk at rates indicated on the table above. 20% deduction will be charged for refunds and no refund will be made after 15th September, 2016.

Remitters of funds from abroad should inform their bankers as follows:

Please pay: UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC, NIGERIA

SWIFT CODE: UNAFNGLA

Through: CITIBANK NEW YORK

UNITED STATES

SWIFT CODE: CITIUS33

ROUTING NO: 021000089

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 36320321

FOR FURTHER CREDIT:

Beneficiary Account Number: 3002057016

Beneficiary Name: NIGERIAN MINING AND GEOSCIENCES SOCIETY

Beneficiary Address: DEPT. OF GEOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN

UBA Branch: Dugbe 1

*Please remark as “Registration Fee for CAG26'’

Remitters of funds from Nigeria should pay into:

UBA Branch: Dugbe 1

Beneficiary Account Number: 1019369647

Beneficiary Name: NIGERIAN MINING AND GEOSCIENCES SOCIETY

Beneficiary Address: DEPT. OF GEOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN

 

ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATION

Oral and poster sessions will be focussed on the following sub- themes of the congress:

(1) Earth's mineral resources and sustainable development for future generation.

(2) Earth Science education and policies, creative imperatives

(3) Geoparks, Geotoursim and Geo-ethics for Promoting Earth Heritage

(4) Earth Science System for Global Sustainability

(5) Geohazards, natural and human-induced environmental hazards and disasters

(6) Geosciences information and research

(7) Investment in the Extractive Industry: policy issues, legislations, potentials, challenges, governance and best practices.

(8) Fossil fuels, reserves, options in the energy mix.

(9) Earth science, the construction industry and human settlement.

(10) Hydro-geological research and imperative of water sustainability

(11) Tectono-structural constraints, geologic events and basin characterization.

(12) Integrated approaches in Geology (Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry)

All sub-themes are allowed to have several sessions with conveners. Interested candidates, wishing to set up session, should please send email with session's name, themes, short introduction, conveners' names, contacts, organizations, and email addresses to 2016cag@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FOR CAG26

All abstracts for CAG26 will be reviewed and accepted by the scientific committee and successful authors will be notified. Early career earth scientists with the best abstracts will be sponsored to attend the event (depending on the available funds). Abstracts will be accepted for either oral or poster presentation and authors are enjoined to indicate preference when submitting. Abstracts are to be submitted by e-mail as an attached file in Word format to the Conference Secretariat at the following e-mail address: 2016cag@gmail.com. The deadline for abstract submission is 30th June, 2016. Acceptance will be decided by the 15th August 2016.

ABSTRACT FORMAT

Abstract is limited to one A4 size page, text only without figures or tables. Top, bottom, left, and right margins at 25 mm. Title: Upper and lower case, left justified, Times New Roman font, 14 pt bold. Contributors' names: Upper and lower case, left justified, first name first, surname last, Times font, 11pt. Affiliation: Upper and lower case, left justified, Times font, 10 pt. Numbered superscripts should be used to indicate the affiliation of each contributor. E-mail address can be added in parentheses at the end of the corresponding contributor's affiliation. Main text: Single spaced text, Times font, 10 pt, no section headings. An abstract is limited to 250 words.

EXHIBITIONS

The exhibitions will offer a unique networking opportunity for Earth Scientists to meet representatives from Research Institutes and Companies. It will also allow companies to carry out marketing, business development and recruitment. The exhibitions will be open for the duration of the conference. Prospective exhibitors should please contact the LOC by e-mail at 2016cag@gmail.com and abdullateef.amodu@gmail.com or lateef.amodu@chevron.com.

EXCURSIONS

There will be both pre and post-conference excursions during the Colloquium. These will include:

(a) West Africa: Nigeria- Benin-Togo-Ghana Geo-traverse beginning from Ibadan and terminating in Ghana.

(b) Visits to the Nigerian Sedimentary Basins.

(c) Visits to geo-tourism, geo-parks and mining sites in Nigeria.

(d) The Anorogenic Younger Granites Ring Complex which is the best example of the Ring Complex in the world.

*Participation is on a first come, first served basis and subject to space availability.

CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence should be forwarded to the following:

1. Registration, Sponsorship, Field Excursions

Prof. O. A. Okunlola (Chair, LOC) and Dr. A. S. Olatunji (Sec., LOC)

E-mail: 2016cag@gmail.com

gbengaokunlola@yahoo.co.uk,

akiandeshadrach@yahoo.com

Tel: +2348033814070, +2348055475865

2. Sessions, Workshops Submission and Abstracts,

Prof. M. N. Tijani (Chair, Technical Sessions)

E-mail: 2016cag@gmail.com and tmoshood@gmail.com

Tel: +2348029170651

3. Exhibitions

Lateef Amodu (Chair, Exhibitions)

E-mail: 2016cag@gmail.com, abdullateef.amodu@gmail.com

Tel: +2348056343115

SPONSORSHIP

The organizers will be willing to receive sponsorship for specific events for the Colloquium. This will include the technical sessions/workshops, conference materials, excursions, etc. Delegate sponsorship packages are also available for organizations wishing to sponsor delegates to the Conference.

LIST OF SESSIONS

LIST OF WORKERS

1. United Nations Development Program: Industrial Minerals, Construction Materials and Dimension Stones

2. Geochronology in Africa

3. GIRAf

4. Geoscience Education in Africa

SYMPOSIUM

LIST OF FIELD TRIPS/EXCURSIONS

Third Circular

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

With the release of this Third Circular, another milestone in the organization and development of 26th Colloquium of African Geology - CAG26 and the 16th Congress of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) is achieved. This Circular provides important information that will help delegates plan their participation in the upcoming event here in Ibadan, Nigeria. The full schedule of registration fees is released in this circular and delegates may now register using printable registration forms from the website: Field trip information is also now available with dates to be confirmed soon

Major progress has been made with the scientific program with the announcement of the sessions in this circular as well as information on professional development workshops, and short courses training.

The Organizing Committee is making every effort to organise a befitting Colloquium This may be once in a lifetime opportunity to come to the ancient city of Ibadan to participate in an exciting scientific program covering the breadth of the geosciences, to experience fascinating geological features in the field, to network with the cream of the international geoscience community, and to hold your business meetings. Whether you are from the industry, government or academia, you will find a full and interesting program within the 26th Colloquium of African Geology.

The appreciation of the LOC goes to the many members of the geoscientific communities around the world who have shown interest in the organization of these events. It is our hope that you will be able to join us for the 26th Colloquium of African Geology and we look forward to welcoming you in Ibadan this November 2016. We hope in no distant time to update you with the Final Circular where fuller information of the Colloquium will be unveiled

Prof.Olugbenga Okunlola, FNMGS FGS FASI

Introduction

The Colloquium of African Geology (CAG) is a major biennial meeting organized under the auspices of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf). Since the first colloquium in 1965, this Colloquium has been hosted by several European and African countries. The African countries that have organized this event include Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Mozambique, Tunisia, South Africa, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

At the General Assembly of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) held during the 25th Colloquium on 14th August, 2014 at the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the organization of the next Colloquium of African Geology (CAG26) as well as the 16th Congress of the Geological Society of Africa was assigned to Nigeria. The colloquium which will be organized by the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society will be conducted at the International Conference Center, University of Ibadan, Nigeria from the 23rd to 27th November 2016. This will be done in cooperation with governmental and non-governmental organizations under the auspices of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf). The Theme of the Conference is “Unlocking Earth Science Potentials for Sustainable Development of Africa”

Senior and early-career earth scientists from organizations, associations, mining companies, civil societies, politics, and media will be welcome from all over the world especially but not limited to career scientists from African and other developing countries. These representatives will be from different countries who are active at the national level of their respective countries. The participation of these individuals from different sectors and countries will enhance international collaborations and increase the involvement of the international community. The estimated number of participants will range from 300 to 600. The website for the events is www.cag26.org.ng

This Third Circular shows some details of the Colloquium activities, call for abstracts, sessions and conveners, workshop and short courses proposals.

ORGANIZATION AND COMMITTEES

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

1. Prof. O. A. Okunlola: (President Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society, Department of Geology, University of Ibadan) General Co-ordination/Chairman.

2. Dr Jude Ogala: (Delta state University) Coordination.

3. Mr. A. N. Nwegbu: (Nigeria Geological Survey Agency) Scientific Committee/Governmental Affairs.

4. Prof. A. I. Olayinka: : (Department of Geology, University of Ibadan) Scientific Committee/ University Liaison.

5. Prof. M. N. Tijani: : (Department of Geology, University of Ibadan) Scientific Committee

6. Prof. S. B. Olobaniyi: : (Department of Geology, University of Lagos) Scientific Committee

7. Prof. M. A. Rahaman: : (Department of Geology, University of Lagos) Fund Raising/Scientific Committee.

8. Dr. M. D. Bako: :(NAPIMS) Fund Raising/Professional Organization Liason

9. Prof. E. C. Ashano: (Department of Geology, University of Jos) Excursions

10. Prof. C. S. Nwajide: Scientific Committees /Excursions

11. Prof. N. Onuoha: (University of Nigeria, Nsukka) Scientific Committee/ Professional Bodies' Liaison

12. Dr. N. A. Adebisi: (Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye) Logistics and Accommodation

13. Dr. I. A. Oyediran: (Department of Geology, University of Ibadan) Logistics and Accommodation

14. Engr. S. O. Nkom: (Mining Cadastral Office) Finance

15. Mr. T. M. Arisekola: : (Nigeria Geological Survey Agency) Finance

16. Prof. A. A. Elueze: :(Department of Geology, University of Ibadan) Advisory

17. Prof. T. A. Badejoko: : (Bayat Limited) Advisory

18. Mr. Lateef Amodu: : (Chevron) Exhibition

19.Dr. A. S. Olatunji: :(Department of Geology, University of Ibadan) LOC Secretary/Organization

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

1. Prof. Aberra Mogessie Ethiopia aberra.mogessie@uni-graz.at

2. Dr. Kristine Asch Germany kristine.asch@bgr.de

3. Dr. Bagai Z.Botswana bagaizb@mopipi.ub.bw

4. Prof. Jesus Martinez Spain jmfrias2011@gmail.com

5. Prof. Lopo Vasconcelos Mozambique lopovasconcelos@gmail.com

6. Dr. Carlos Console Argentina carlos_console@yahoo.com.ar

7. Dr. Hassan Helmy Egypt hmhelmy@yahoo.com, hmhelmy@mu.edu.eg

8. Prof. Wlady Altermann South Africa wlady.altermann@up.ac.za

9. Prof. Ezzourra Erramie Morocco erramiezzoura@yahoo.fr, erramie.e@usd.ac.ma

10. Prof. Dirk Kuester Germany dirkkuester@gbr.de

11. Prof. Damien Deluaux Belgium dirkkuester@gbr.de

12. Prof. John Hess United States jhess@geosociety.org

13. Prof. Alberto Riccardi Argentina riccardi@fcnym.unip.edu.ar

14. Prof. Alberto Riccardi Argentina riccardi@fcnym.unip.edu.ar

15. Prof. Asfawossen Asrat Ethiopia asfawossena@gmail.com

16. Prof. Chris King United Kingdom chrisjhking36@gmail.com

17. Dr. Daniel Franks UNDP/Belgiumdaniel.franks@undp.org/p>

18. Ms. Elyvin Nkhonjera YES/Malawi elyvinnkhonjera@gmail.com

19. Dr. Enas Ahmed Egypt enas.ahmed1@yahoo.com

20. Dr. Mohd Meite Egypt elyvinnkhonjera@gmail.com

21. Prof. Zakaria Hamimi Egypt yahiahamimi@gmail.com

Dates

Session Submission Deadline: 30th August 2015

Release of Third Circular: 31st July, 2016

Abstract Submission deadline: 31st August, 2016

Release of Final Circular: 31st July, 2016

Notifications of Accepted Abstracts: 15th September, 2016

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 31st  August, 2016.

Online Registration and Payment Deadline: 15th September, 2016

Bank Transfer Fees Deadline: 15th September, 2016

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Pre-Conference Workshops: Nov. 21-22, 2016

Registration and Reception: Nov. 23, 2016

Scientific Sessions: Nov. 24-26, 2016

Mid-Conference Field Trip/City Tour: Nov. 25, 2016

GSAf 16th Congress: Nov. 26, 2016

Post-Conference Field Trip/Excursion: Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2016

REGISTRATION

Online Registration is open and will stay open till 15th September 2016. Please visit the events website at www.cag26.org.ng and complete the online registration form. Participants who prefer to register using printed form can access the printable registration form from the website. The completed form must be scanned and sent to the Conference Secretariat via 2016cag@gmail.com before 15th September, 2016

REGISTRATION FEES (in USD)

Category Early Bird Late On site
GSAF members and affiliates 250 300 300
Accompanying 150 200 200
Student 100 150 150
Student 100 150 150
Non members 300 350 350

Early Bird Registration ends 31st May 2016.

Events registration fees will cover reception, coffee/tea breaks and lunch during the scientific sessions, and events materials. Participants are required to pay registration fees through bank transfer before 31 st August, 2016 (see the bank transfer address below) Kindly notify the secretariat on payment by attaching evidence of transactions. If there are any difficulties with the transfers, kindly notify the Colloquium correspondence address. Beyond this date, it will be possible to pay the registration fees at the Conference registration desk at rates indicated on the table above. 20% deduction will be charged for refunds and no refund will be made after 15th September, 2016.

Remitters of funds from abroad should inform their bankers as follows:

Please pay: UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC, NIGERIA

SWIFT CODE: UNAFNGLA

Through: CITIBANK NEW YORK

UNITED STATES

SWIFT CODE: CITIUS33

ROUTING NO: 021000089

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 36320321

FOR FURTHER CREDIT:

Beneficiary Account Number: 3002057016

Beneficiary Name: NIGERIAN MINING AND GEOSCIENCES SOCIETY

Beneficiary Address: DEPT. OF GEOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN

UBA Branch: Dugbe 1

*Please remark as “Registration Fee for CAG26'’

Remitters of funds from Nigeria should pay into:

UBA Branch: Dugbe 1

Beneficiary Account Number: 1019369647

Beneficiary Name: NIGERIAN MINING AND GEOSCIENCES SOCIETY

Beneficiary Address: DEPT. OF GEOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN





 

Excursions and Field Trips

There will be both in-conference and post conference excursions and field trips. The in-conference excursions will be to areas of geo-touristics attractions such as the famous Ikogosi warm springs where both the cold and warm water meets , the Erin-Ijesa waterfall, the Olumo rock amongst others.

The Field Trip will be organised to

The famous Jurassic Younger granite Complext of Nigeria.One of the best examples of anorogenic ring complext in the world
The Igarra Schist belt, where various lithologic units comprising Precambrian basement and Cretaceous sedimentary sequences will be observed and studied within a 20 km range of each other
A trans-West African field trip which will commence in Nigeria through Benin, Togo and terminated in the Gold Fields of Ghana.Trips will also be planned to some oil field platforms of the major and indigenous oil firms in the country

cag26excursions

Host City /Venue

Ibadan is located in south-western Nigeria and reputed to be the largest indigenous city in sub-Sahara Africa, with its unique combination of the ancient, traditional and modern architectural design in such harmonious rhythm that only the city can boast of in the continent.

Ibadan had been the Centre of administration of the old Western Region, Nigeria since the days of the British colonial rule. It is situated about 120km inland from Lagos, (one and a half hour’s drive) and is a prominent transit point between the coastal region and the areas to the north.

Ibadan is home to several ‘first’ in the country. It is home to the first Television station in Africa, before France, home to the first Skyscraper in Nigeria, to the first Stadium in Nigeria and to the prestigious University of Ibadan. . Other noteworthy institutions in the city include the University College Hospital, the first teaching hospital in Nigeria and the internationally acclaimed International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).

Parts of the city's ancient protective walls still stand till today, and its population is estimated to be about 3,800,000 according to 2006 census estimates. The principal inhabitants of the city are the Yoruba.

Dugbe Market is the nerve center of Ibadan's transport and trading network. The road networks have recently been modernized leading to a more efficient transportation with minimal bottlenecks in the city center.

Security Issues: Ibadan is one of the safest cities in Nigeria, with extremly low crime rate. It is also the heartland of Yorubaland in the Southwestern part of the country, the industrial heartland of Nigeria far removed from the North Eastern part where the current Insurgency is operating. (See the Map of Nigeria as reported by the BBC.)

LOCAL CLIMATE: Climate in Ibadan is moderate; in November daytime temperatures generally reach highs of around 34°C that's about 98°F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 25°C, that's 72°F. For November, sun shines for an average of 9 hours per day.

Host venue The University of Ibadan
The University of Ibadan started in 1948 as a college of University of London but was upgraded to an autonomous university in 1962. The University has been on its current site since 17th November 1948. The students’ enrolment of 144 in 1948 has witnessed a steady increase in to approximately 18,000 in the proportion of 35% postgraduate and 65% undergraduate.

University of Ibadan boasts of a very well- laid serene campus environment with very beautiful scenery in terms of its buildings and evergreen luxuriant trees and forests.

The Zoological Garden host several animal species in a natural environment while the Botanical Garden is home to rare plant species.

The University of Ibadan is also home to the oldest Department of Geology in Nigeria, where the Iconic Professor M.O Oyawoye and others like minded individual on the continent formed the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf).

UI International Conference Centre
The Conference Centre (proposed venue of the conference) is an exquisite complex commissioned in 2011 and had state of the art facilities. The UI international Conference Centre had become a place of choice in the city for hosting Conferences, workshops and host of events in the city. The huge auditorium can sit over 5,000 people with several other rooms with capacity of over 800 per room.

All these halls are fitted with the latest internet connectivity gadgets for convenience and successful hosting of any events.

 



 

Accomodation

Ibadan boasts of several hotels from the iconic 4-Star Premier Hotel located on the Hill at the Mokola area of the city, very close to the Government Secretariat. There are also several beautiful hotels in the city of Ibadan that are very close to the proposed Conference venue, University of Ibadan. The University of Ibadan also has a Hotel on Campus. The UI Hotels boast of comfortable rooms of various shapes and sizes. Efforts would be put in place to secure generous discounts from partner hotels during the conference for prospective participants. Find below list of few Hotels and their tariffs.( $1 =N200) The LOC hopes to make available subsidized hostel accommodation within the campus especially in the Postgraduate Halls. Further details would be posted on the website.
Premier Hotel (Mokola +234-2-28720277)

Rooms

Rate

Deposit

Double Room (Queens Bed)

8,400.00

14,000.00

Double Room (Twin Bed)

9,450.00

16,000.00

Deluxe Double Room

9,925.00

17,000.00

Business Suite

23,100.00

35,000.00

Executive Suite C (505,506)

29,400.00

40,000.00

Executive Suite B (507)

36,750.00

50,000.00

Diplomatic Suite (504)

47,250.00

62,000.00

Oduduwa Luxury suite (501)

84,000.00

120,000.00

* Rates are exclusive of 10% & 5% service charge and VAT.

 

 

 

 

UI HOTEL (+234-2-7512750)

Type of Room

Rate

Deposit

Double Room Queen Bed

7,590.00

8,500.00

Double Room Twin Bed

8,855.00

9,500.00

Royal Standard Room

9,200.00

12,000.00

King’s Bed

10,120.000

15,000.00

Mini Suite

21,275.00

25,000.00

Executive Suite

24,725.00

30,000.00

HOTEL INFLUENTIAL (MOKOLA +234-2-7513588)

Room Type

Rate

Deposit

Standard Double

5,000.00

6,000.00

Royal Double

6,000.00

7,000.00

Special Royal Double

7,000.00

8,000.00

Diplomatic Suite

10,000.00

12,000.00

PLAZA PARK HOTEL (AGODI +234-2-7515777)

Rooms

Rate (N)

Single A

3,800

Single B

2,500

Junior Doubles

4,500

Senior Doubles

5,000

Junior suite

5,500

Senior Suite

10,000

 

 

 

ADEBAYO AKANDE HALL, AJIBODE.  08056998718

ROOM

ROOM RATE

CLASSIC

4,650

PREMIUM CLASSIC

6,125

DELUXE CLASSIC

8,085

DELUXE

10,625

EXECUTIVE DELUXE

12,245

 






 

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News

Details of payment for registration and others, and the accounts for the colloquium has been posted


Registration

 

26th Colloquium of African Geology and 16th Congress of the Geological Society of Africa
Ibadan, Nigeria 23-27 November 2016
Unlocking Earth Science Potentials for Sustainable Development of Africa

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Details of payment for registration and others, and the accounts for the colloquium will be posted on the website by August 2015

 

Abstract Submission and Poster Session

*Please make sure you register before submitting your abstract




ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FOR CAG26

All abstracts for CAG26 will be reviewed and accepted by the Scientific committee and successful authors will be notified. Early career earth scientists with the best abstracts will be sponsored to attend the event (depending on the available funds). Abstracts will be accepted for either oral or poster presentation. Please indicate your preference when submitting. Abstracts are to be submitted by e-mail as an attached file in Word format to the Conference Secretariat at the following e-mail address. 2016cag@gmail.com. The deadline for abstract submission is 30th June, 2016. Acceptance will be decided by the 15th August 2016.

ABSTRACT FORMAT

Abstract is limited to one A4 size page, text only without any figures or tables. Top, bottom, left, and right margins 25 mm.

Title: Upper and lower case, left justified, Times New Roman font, 14 pt bold.

Contributors' names: Upper and lower case left, justified, first name first, surname last, Times font, 11pt.

Affiliation: Upper and lower case, left justified, Times font, 10 pt. Numbered superscripts should be used to indicate the affiliation of each contributor. E-mail address can be added in parentheses at the end of the corresponding contributor's affiliation.

Main text: Single spaced text, Times 10 pt font, no section headings.

500 words are limited for one abstract.

Scientific Programme

We solicit for all who will be interested in organizing, and /or convening sessions, workshops and short courses to indicate on or before august 2015. These are expected to be in line with the colloquium theme and sub themes. Details of the scientific program will be unveiled in the second circular.


 
 

All correspondence concerning:
1. Registration, sponsorship, field excursions
Prof. O.A. Okunlola (Chair, LOC) and Dr. A.S Olatunji (Sec, LOC)
E-Mail:gbengaokunlola@yahoo.co.uk cag2016@gmail.com   akinadeshadrach@yahoo.com
Tel: +2348033814070, +2348055475865
2. Sessions, workshops submission and abstracts,
Prof. M.N Tijani( Chair Technical sessions)
cag2016@gmail.com and tmoshood@gmail.com
+2348029170651
3. Exhibitions
Lateef Amodu (Chair exhibitions)
cag2016@gmail.com, abdullateef.amodu@gmail.com
+2348056343115