We are currently undergoing a strategy review. We will update the information on this site to reflect our new strategy soon after it is published.
Geology for Global Development (GfGD) exists to mobilise and equip the geology
community to prevent and relieve poverty, in all its forms,
This is done through:
We believe communities around the world will benefit from a greater
understanding of geology and a geology communitywith the knowledge and skills required to make a positive contribution to development.
Geology for Global Development seeks to become a world-leading, and the ‘go-to’ organisation for providing advice and expertise on the effective integration of geology into international development projects.
Geology for Global Development (GfGD) is a registered charity and currently has no paid members of staff.Our work is coordinated by Joel Gill (Founder/Director), assisted by an executive committee and university ambassadors. Details of the team leading our work can be found here.
We work through both local interest groups (currently limited to university
chapters, with the view to expand these to other areas and themes) and national/international events
Sustainable Delivery: We are committed to working in a sustainable way, ensuring the results are long lasting, user-led and community-appropriate. We will also ensure that all aspects of our work involving strengthening the technical capacity of others. This will involve (i) responding to the needs of communities and using appropriate technology, (ii) stakeholder participation at all stages of the project, (iii) managed and careful use of natural resources.
Evidence Led: We are committed to using good, thorough & comprehensive science in our projects. We are a community of geologists, with a belief that geology, when understood and applied correctly can benefit society and aid economic and social development.
Excellence and Professionalism: We are committed to building an excellent reputation with academics, industry, development professionals and the communities we work with, demonstrating diligence, thoroughness and professionalism in all manners.
Geology for Global Development (GfGD) is a registered charity in England and Wales (Number 1165663). Our work is overseen by a group of unpaid trustees, who come from a range of backgrounds and share our commitment to preventing and relieving poverty. Our trustees are currently:
Additionally, the following individuals have been invited to attend and contribute to trustee meetings.
Our work is subject to the rules of our Governing Document (Constitution).