First circular - Tanzania Geological Society (TGS) 2020 annual meeting and workshop

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The Tanzania Geological Society announces TGS 2020 Annual Meeting and Workshop on "Leadership, Professionalism and Ethics: Essentials of Mineral Sector Development". The workshop and meeting will take place in Mwanza in November 2020. The timing for this year TGS meeting and workshop has changed (delayed) following the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the 2020 General Election that will take place later in this year. It is anticipated that the meeting and workshop will provide a unique opportunity for geoscientists to get together in the Rock City and deliberate on current geoscintific issues challenging our country and beyond.

This year’s workshop is planned to have scientific and non-scientific sessions, and pre- and post workshop excursions. Non-scientific session will have keynote speeches and panel discussions on: (1 Tanzania Geoscientists Registration Board (TGRB); (2) Contribution of mineral markets into mineral sector; and (3) Stakeholder’s involvement in the artisanal and small scale mining. Whereas, scientific session will include traditional academic and non-academic talks by geoscientist stakeholders and talks from invited speakers on mineral explorations techniques.


The 2020 TGS annual meeting and workshop is planned to take place at the Rock City Mall in Mwanza Tanzania.

Rock City Mwanza

We invite ABSTRACTS for ORAL and POSTER presentations that will fit to the main theme of the workshop. Abstracts can be submitted via TGS email ( During submission of abstracts, authors should indicate their preference of either oral or poster presentation. For poster presentation, the recommended size for posters is A0 (Portrait; Width 841 x Height 1189 mm). Everyone opting for poster presentation will be assigned a space for display of his or her poster.


Excursions are planned to take place before and after the workshop. Details of the excursion will be released in the next circular.


Registration process for annual workshop can be done online via our email (, through which all registration forms and evidence of payments should be submitted. Registration fees for the workshop is as follows:
  • 100,000 TZS for TGS ordinary members,
  • 50,000 TZS for TGS student members and
  • 150,000 TZS for non members,

Payment of registration fee to the workshop should be done directly to the TGS bank account; details below. Confirmation of payments (bank receipts) should be sent to the TGS Treasurer, email:

Account Name Tanzania Geological Society (TGS)
Bank CRDB Bank (UDSM Branch)
For Local Currency TZS A/C No. 0150249195400
For Foreign Currency USD A/C No. 0250249195400


Institutions and companies are invited to participate in the TGS 2020 workshop through Presentation and/or Exhibition of various activities undertaken by their institutions or companies. Organising committee is kindly requesting interested companies or institutions to be one of the sponsors for this event. Categories for 3sponsorships and benefits for sponsors are indicated in the following paragraph, in which sponsors’ contribution will be acknowledged in three categories.

Bronze Sponsor

Contribution (TZS) 2,500,000 - 4,999,999

  • Two free membership registrations
  • Space to mount booth to showcase above company/institution activities
  • Company logo will appear on the book specific conference program of abstract

Silver Sponsor

Contribution (TZS) > 5,000,000

  • All bronze sponsor opportunities above
  • One half-page advertisement in

Gold Sponsor

Contribution - >15,000,000/=

  • All of opportunities for both silver and bronze sponsors above
  • Two additional membership registrations
  • One full-page advertisement in the conference program
  • Distribute company information in attendee registration packets
  • Five minutes oral presentation about the company activities on the opening day
  • Company logo will appear on the book of abstract, banners where media interrogations shall be conducted plus any other post-conference publications

For further inquiry please contact

Dr. Elisante E. Mshiu (+255 768 384 430)

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