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Mission Statement of the African Regional Activities Committee

The African Regional Activities Committee (African-RAC) promotes the dissemination of geosynthetics information and the appropriate use of geosynthetics throughout Africa. This goal is accomplished through the support of existing IGS Chapters and the establishment of new Chapters.

The major tasks of the African-RAC are:

  • To be the gateway between the IGS and the existing African IGS Chapters and geosynthetics interest groups
  • To facilitate and assist in the formation of IGS Chapters through international relationships with other countries via the IGS Ambassadors Programme and FedIGS
  • To support the organising committee of the GeoAfrica conference, including dissemination of information to European Chapters and members, requesting participation in technical review of papers, and encouraging participation in the conference (e.g., papers, exhibitors, delegates)
  • To provide support to existing African IGS Chapters through the IGS Ambassadors Programme, participate in educational events, and support the relationship between Chapters and the IGS Secretariat
  • To promote the appropriate use of geosynthetics both in civil and mining applications in the various African territories
  • To continue the growth of the IGS in Africa by reaching out to members and businesses involved in the geosynthetics industry
The committee is currently pursuing the following tasks:

  • Planning for GeoAfrica 2021, the 4th African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. This conference is being held 21-24 February 2022 in Cairo, Egypt. GeoAfrica 2021 is organised by the IGS, IGS Egyptian Chapter, and the African-RAC.

Future Meetings of the Committee:

  • TBA

African Committee Lead:
Jabulile Msiza

Jabulile Msiza