The African Union Commission, Department of Infrastructure and Energy launched the Third Application Round for the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) on 30th October, 2014 as a side event during the Fifth African Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGeo-C5) in Arusha, Tanzania.
The launch of the Third Application Round for the GRMF brought together more than eighty participants and among those who graced the launch were: The Minister of Energy for Comoros H.E. Mr. Abdou Nassur Madi, The Minister for Natural Resources, Energy and Mines of Malawi, H.E. Mr. Alipele Muluzi, development partners from KfW, DFID, African Development Bank, BGR, ICEIDA, Nordic Development Fund, UNEP developers from both public and private sector from Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, DRC, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
With the Launching event officially the pre-application phase of the GRMF 3rd Application Round commenced. Project developers are expected to submit their Expressions of Interest by 16:00H on 08th January 2015. The side event was considered a great success as it was well attended as well as due to the interesting questions, the rich discussions and responses provided by AUC experts and the team of the project’s Technical Consultant.
Please do find further information on the GRMF 3rd Application Round pre-application workshop including the Agenda, Presentations and the AUC press release via the following links: