GAF AG is a leading consulting firm with an international reputation for the skilled provision of data, products and services in the fields of geo-information, spatial IT and consulting for private and public clients. Over the past 34 years, the company has been active in more than 1000 projects in over 100 countries throughout Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia. We work in the fields of natural resources and raw materials, environment and water, forestry and agriculture, infrastructure and emergency management.
The company is part of the Telespazio Group, which belongs to Leonardo and Thales, two European technology leaders. GAF understands the challenges of the consulting world and can match with sound, appropriate technical solutions that support governmental, administrative, and industrial processes. Currently we are performing mining governance and consulting projects in Sudan, Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Mongolia.
GAF has been awarded the contract to set-up a reliable mining cadastre system in Chad. This includes the provision of institutional strengthening measures and capacity building regarding the management of mining titles both centrally and at the local level.
In the project, GAF will integrate its leading platform for cadastral solutions, eMC+, which will be customised to suit the needs of the Ministry of Mines, Development of Industry and Commerce and Promotion of Private Sector (MMDICPSP) and its agencies. An important factor for the long-term sustainability of the project is the availability of the system’s source code.
The use of this system avoids any problems with applications and granted licences overlapping areas that are not permitted for mineral titling or with previously awarded licences. The processing of applications for titles will strictly follow the regulations and workflows stipulated by the law.
The project is funded by the UNDP - United Nations Development Program.Further reading