About GRMF

The African Union Commission (AUC) on the one side and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund (EU ITF) via KfW Entwicklungsbank (KfW) on the other side established the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) to fund geothermal development in Eastern Africa. In addition, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) is making a contribution to the GRMF.

The GRMF was launched in April 2012 and is implemented in a series of application rounds. The 7th Application Round was concluded in June 2022.

The programme co-finances surface studies and drilling programmes aimed at developing geothermal energy projects – being a largely untapped indigenous and renewable energy resource. The GRMF programme comprises approx. 131 million USD of awarded funds. The exact amount will be updated once the current discussions by the GRMF donors are finalized.

Please do find relevant information materials about the programme below:

GRMF Flyer – General Overview

GRMF Brochure – Programme Information

GRMF Booklet – Projects Overview and Activities

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