This side event was organized by UNEP, IGA-East African Regional Branch and ICEIDA during the WGC 2015 in Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday 22 April 2015 from 12:00-14:00 PM at MCEC room 210.The WGC 2015 is being held from 19-25 April 2015.
The training was held at Harmony hotel in Addis Ababa, from 27 March to 5 April 2015. The main objective was to enable selected experts from Kenya & Ethiopia acquire knowledge on operation and use of the software and develop a 3D Conceptual model of the geothermal systems.
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.
This side event was organized by UNEP, IGA-East African Regional Branch and ICEIDA during the WGC 2015 in Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday 22 April 2015 from 12:00-14:00 PM at room 210.
The training was held at Harmony hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 27 March to 5 April 2015. It was followed by a field visit to the Aluto-Langano geothermal field, Ethiopia on 6-7 April 2015. ....
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 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. ....
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....
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....
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