ARGeo - “Catalyzing investment for Africa’s Energy Needs!”


United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has thrown its weight behind Eritrea’s vision of advancing clean energy development in the country. Through the GEF Funded African Rift Geothermal Development Facility project (ARGeo) which promotes geothermal resource exploration, development and utilization in African countries, UNEP is engaged in supporting Eritrea ( an “ARGeo country” ) through the Ministry of Mines and Energy , in the geothermal resource development particularly in the surface exploration of the Alid geothermal prospect in Eritrea.

The results of this study will provide information on location of target sites for drilling and minimizes risk of drilling dry wells while maximizing the chance of productive wells. The project will also assist Eritrea in preparing the proposal for the financial support from the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) of the African Union Commission-German Development Bank (KfW) for subsequent drilling. This in turn catalyses investment in the sector.

To view the UNEP's Contribution Towards Eritrea Energy Solution please click on the link below

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  • The main objective was to discuss with high level delegates and with geothermal stakeholders in Eritrea on implementing “surface exploration studies” in the Alid geothermal prospect in the framework of the ARGeo project.