TGS 2020 Workshop and Annual Meeting

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  • By Leonard
  • September 29, 2020 at 11:32

The Tanzania Geological Society (TGS) invites you to the TGS 2020 Workshop and Annual Meeting that will take place in Mwanza Tanzania in November 2020. The general theme for the workshop is “Leadership, Professionalism and Ethics: Essentials of Mineral Sector Development”. This year’s workshop and annual meeting have been delayed, following the Covid‑19 pandemic and the Tanzania 2020 General Election. Nevertheless, it is anticipated that the meeting and workshop will provide unique opportunity for geoscientists in and outside the country to get together in Mwanza and deliberate on current geoscientific issues challenging our country and beyond. The workshop is planned to have scientific and non‑scientific sessions and a pre‑workshop excursion. Non‑scientific session will have speeches or talks and panel discussions on Minerals and Gem Houses and Stakeholder’s involvement in the artisanal and small scale mining. The scientific session will include both academic and professional talks by geoscientist stakeholders, and talks from invited speakers on mineral explorations techniques.


The TGS workshop and meeting activities will begin on Wednesday 25th of November 2020 and end on Saturday 28th of November 2020.


The workshop and meeting is planned to take place at the Bank of Tanzania Training Institute, Kapri Point Mwanza.

Photo above: Bank of Tanzania Training Institute, Mwanza


We invite ABSTRACTS for ORAL or POSTER presentations that will fit to the general theme of the workshop. Abstracts can be prepared in English or Swahili and submitted via TGS email ( Similarly, talks/ oral presentations can be prepared and delivered in either English or Swahili. Abstract in Kiswahili language should be submitted with English version of the Abstract. 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.


Excursion is planned to take place before the workshop on 25th of November 2020, right after members have registered for the workshop. The excursion is planned to be on interesting sites in Mwanza City for geology and sightseeing, Sukuma cultural centre and Saa Nane National Park (Island). Fee for the excursion is 35,000, which will cover costs for transport, refreshments and entrance fees to the park and cultural centre.

Photo above: Sukuma Drum at the Sukuma Cultural Centre, Mwanza


Registration process for annual workshop can be done online via our email (, through which evidence of payments can be submitted. Registration fee for the workshop is as follows:

TGS ordinary members 100,000 TZS
TGS student members 50,000 TZS
Non members 150,000 TZS

Payment of registration fee to the workshop should be done directly to the TGS bank account, details below.

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 sponsorships and benefits for sponsors are indicated below this 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 company/institution activities
  • Company logo will appear on the book of abstract
Silver Sponsor Contribution (TZS) > 5,000,000
  • All bronze sponsor opportunities above
  • One half-page advertisement in specific conference program
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

Summary of costs for the workshop and excursion

Items for inactive members TZS
Workshop registration fee 100,000
Excursion 35,000
Membership fee 150,000
TOTAL 285,000
Items for active members TZS
Workshop registration fee 150,000
Excursion 35,000
Membership fee 150,000
TOTAL 335,000


General questions on workshop
(Venue, sponsorship, exhibitions, accommodation etc.)
General Secretary General
Dr. Elisante E. Mshiu (+255 768 384 430)

Deputy Secretary General
Mr Chone Lugangizya (+255 735 709 096)
Registration to the workshop Treasurer
Ms. Mary C. Moshi (+255 762 805 182)
Abstract submission and Excursion Editor
Dr. Emmanuel Kazimoto (+255 786 075 602)
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