UNEP ARGeo Successfully completed two surface exploration projects in :(i) Silali- Kenya; and (ii) Tendaho- Ethiopia. Results of studies of silali and Tendaho projects were enhanced and optimized through a successful UNEP-ARGeo Technical Review Meeting (TRM) held in June 2014.
As a follow through to this, UNEP Developed, revised and earmarked other two project proposals in Alid (Eritrea) and Kibiro (Uganda) geothermal prospect areas for implementation of surface exploration studies in 2015.
UNEP ARGeo also provided guidance and advice to halt further developments in Kinigi through critical and Technical Review of the EWSA proposal submitted to UNEP for funding of the Kinigi surface studiesLastly, project proposal submitted to UNEP for Surface exploration studies in Ngozi volcanic complex, Tanzania is under review
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The conference had an attendance exceeding 500 delegates from all the ARGeo East African countries and around the world. Around 120 technical papers presented under sixteen parallel sessions. In addition 20 exhibitions were staged and a number of plenary session were held.
ARGeo also contributed to capacity building in the East African Region and the training of over 150 participants in the Pre-ARGeo C5 conference Short courses. It participated as faculty and delivered lectures on geothermal science and technology in the UNU-KENGEN-GDC short course. More than 50 trainees from 17 African countreis were trained.
The Iceland Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Einar Gunnarsson and Mr. Mounkaila Goumandakoye, UNEP Regional Director of ROA launched the ARGeo Geothermal Inventory Database (AGID). In their short remark before the launch, both the Icelandic Minister and the Regional Director underlined the importance of having such a database for effective development of geothermal resource in the region and urged all actors and stakeholders to make an effective use of it.