IAG GRANTS for the International Workshop “Geomorphosites, lever of local socio-economic development. From European experiences to Maghrebian and African projects”, Beni Mellal, Morocco, 2-4 October, 2014

The International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) offers 1 grant of 500 Euros to a Young Geomorphologist from a Northern African or Sub-saharian country (except Morocco) who is willing to take part in the Workshop on Geomorphosites to be hosted by the University Sultan Moulay Slimane, Beni Mellal (Morocco) on 2-4 October 2014, and the related Intensive Course organised by IAG Working Group on Geomorphosites on 1st October 2014.

The objective of the Workshop is to enable geomorphology experts and local actors from the Maghreb and African countries to build upon existing European experiences in material recovery and socio-economic development and try to adapt these experiences to requirement on the ground. The Workshop is intended for both academics and the regional planning stakeholders and decision makers to reflect on the role of the geomorphosites in the local socio-economic development. The Intensive Course will deal with definitions and characterstics of geomorphosites, as well as various investigation methods (assessment and mapping).

Priority will be given to applicants who have a special interest in the field of geomorphosites, to be proved by their CV.

The Commission appointed by the IAG Executive Committee received 2 applications and assigned the grant to:

Dr. Tarek BEN FRAJ from Tunisia Report

Mauro Soldati
IAG Vice-President and Training Officer