Western Branch Technical Workshop Proceedings
The workshop was organized as part of the activities of the African Rift Geothermal Development facility (ARGeo) under UNEP on request by countries of western branch of EARS. The need for the workshop arose from the observation that despite enhanced exploration activities in the countries, no successful geothermal project had been undertaken. This was thought to be partly due to the poor understanding and lack of detailed recognition of differences in geologic setting of western EARS from eastern branch. Exploration methods used in the eastern branch have been unsuccessfully applied in the western branch prospects. The workshop was held at Lemigo Hotel in Kigali on 9-11 March 2016 where a total of 75 participants attended. The workshop was sponsored by UNEP, ICEIDA/NDF, Energy Development Corporation Limited of Rwanda (EDCL) and Rwanda Energy Group (REG) and was held in Kigali, Rwanda. The meeting was opened by Mr. Morris Kayitare, Deputy CEO of EDCL.
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