Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources
A World Bank funded project
|Starting date||01 November 2008|
|Completion date||01 May 2011|
|Client||Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)|
|Project leader||Frank van Ruitenbeek|
|Project officer||Sabine Maresch|
ITC is partner in a consortium led by the Finnish Geological Survey (GTK) to implement the World Bank funded project titled "Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources" in Uganda.
The project takes place from November 2008 until May 2011 and supports the Government of Uganda, specifically the Department of Geological Surveys and Mines (DGSM), in producing geological maps, geochemical surveys and mineral resources assessments in selected areas of Uganda (the southern half of the country).
ITC is responsible for part of the training activities in the project and organizes several short courses in Uganda and one longer tailor-made course for eight DGSM staff members in the Netherlands. ITC training topics include geological mapping, remote sensing, geology of mineral deposits, their appearance in remote sensing imagery, exploration methods, mineral potential mapping and modelling, digitalisation of geological data and airborne geophysics.
ITC is also involved in a second, similar Uganda Mineral Resources mapping project, funded by the Nordic Development Fund. This is project will start end 2009.