Validation Workshop- AGCE
In the framework of Energy, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goal, the governments of African countries are keen and committed to investigate and further develop geothermal energy as one of the alternative renewable energy resources in their respective countries. As a result, the countries have developed energy development strategies towards the objective of fast tracking renewable energy projects including geothermal resource for power generation and direct use applications. Among the various challenges to achieve this strategic objective in a sustainable manner is inadequate skilled manpower in the areas of geothermal science and technology.
In response to this, UN Environment, through its ARGeo Project, in partnership with GDC and other countries and stakeholders, stepped up to conduct a skills gap analysis with a long term objective of establishing the Africa Geothermal Center of Excellence
To view the concept note on the Validation Workshop of the feasibility study for the Africa Geothermal Center for Excellence (AGCE) , please click on the link below
Further, ICEIDA and the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) funded a feasibility study for the Centre of Excellence, in consultation with countries and partners, to ascertain the feasibility of establishing AGCE and to prepare a draft report and concept note with recommendations on key aspects of such a Centre, including institutional set-up, operational model and long term sustainability. The feasibility study includes (among others):
Catalog the Needs: Regional geothermal development needs related to geothermal power generation and direct uses.
Draft AGCE Vision: Staff/Facility requirements, institutional set-up schedule, budget, and suggested next steps.
Assess Feasibility: Long-term sustainability in establishing a regional geothermal AGCE in Africa, through collaboration with stakeholders as partners: National, Regional and International Donor partners, Private Sector Developers and Service Partners, Academic, Training and Association Partners