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 Technical Review Meeting (TRM), was organized by UNEP, through ARGeo Project, where the results of surface exploration studies of Silali (Kenya) and Tendaho (Ethiopia) Projects were in focus. The meeting took place as from the 10th June 2014 to 11th June 2014....
UNEP ARGeo project subsequentially also organized a Steering Committee
Meeting (SCM) on the 12th
June 2014 at the UN Gigiri Complex, Nairobi. Shortly a day after this meeting, UNEP ARGeo organized an Organizing Committee Meeting which was held at the same place...
The ARGeo-C5 will be held on the 27th October to the 2nd Nov 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania. The aim of the conference will be 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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