The African Rift Geothermal Development Facility (ARGeo) Project is a GEF funded project being implemented by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). ARGeo was officially launched in November 2010 at the opening session of the Third African Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGeo-C3) in Djibouti.
The African Rift Geothermal Development Facility provides Fast , targeted and demand driven technical and financial support to East African countries.
The Key ARGeo Countries are Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Other target countries include Malawi, Mozambique, DR Congo, Rwanda, Eritrea, and Comoros.
-African Union Commission- German Development Bank (KfW).
-International Icelandic Development Agency (ICEIDA).
-German Federal Institute of Geosciences and Natural Resources.
-United Nations University-Geothermal Training Programme(UNU-GTP)
-Regional Networking, Information Systems.
-Technical Assistance for Surface Exploration.
The United Nations University Geothermal Training Programme (UNU-GTP) is currently imparting short courses to young geoscientists and engineers on the area of Geothermal Resource Exploration in Lake Bogoria and Lake Naivasha, Kenya. ....
Africa is set to open its first ever-geothermal energy research centre at the Dedan Kimathi University of Science and Technology (DeKUT) in Kenya.
The region is now focused on building a strong workforce ...
The ARGeo-C5 was held on the 27th October to the 2nd Nov 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania. The aim of the conference was to create an information exchange platform on the exploration, development and utilization of the geothermal resources in the region...
The Tendaho geothermal field is located in the North Eastern part of the Ethiopian Rift Valley, which has multiple geothermal prospect areas: Doubti, Ayrobera and Allalobeda. The UNEP ARGeo Project is focused on one of the prospect areas of Tendaho namely Doubti-Ayrobera geothermal prospect area....
The implementation agreement of the UNEP ARGeo project at Silali was signed in September 2013 between UNEP and the Geothermal Development Company (GDC).As per the agreement, GDC under the ARGeo programme was awarded a maximum grant of about USD 500,000 for technical assistance and provision of exploration equipment....
UNEP, through the ARGeo Project, finalized and validated the Geothermal Policy, Legislation and Regulation report, for implementation with a view to create awareness to relevant stakeholders about geothermal resource development in Rwanda....
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