Upcoming events

Past events

On 16 November 2023, the African Union Commission hosted a webinar on Hydrogen & Geothermal.

During the insightful webinar we explored the exciting possibilities of combining green hydrogen production and geothermal power generation. Presentations covered a range of topics.

You can download the presentation slides by clicking on the orange titles within the table below.

The GRMF-Team will be present at the World Geothermal Congress 2023 from 15 – 17 September 2023.

You will find us athte IGA booth.

We look forward to meeting you in Beijing.

From 13 to 16 June 2023 the GRMF HEAT Pre-Bidding Workshop was held at the Nairobi Safari Club.

Dear Geothermal Enthusiasts,

After we unfortunately had to postpone the GRMF HEAT kick-off workshop, there is now a new date!

We hereby invite you to the kick-off workshop of the first GRMF HEAT application round on

1st December 2022 from 3 pm to 5 pm (EAT).

The workshop will take the form of a webinar via MS Teams.

Click here to participate.

GRMF HEAT is a new funding programme by the African Union Commission’s Regional Geothermal Coordination Unit (RGCU) focusing on geothermal direct use.

The programme will provide funding for Surface Studies and Infrastructure Upgrades.

During the webinar you will receive all the necessary information about GRMF HEAT and the two-step application process.

Now is the time to get active for geothermal direct use in East Africa.  

Please share this invitation with anyone who might be interested.

We look forward to your participation.

More information will be available on the GRMF homepage soon. 

Kind regards,

Your GRMF Team

The Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility plans to participate in the ArGeo-C9 in Djibouti.

The Government of the Republic of Djibouti, through the Office of the Djiboutian Geothermal Energy Development (ODDEG) , will be hosting the Ninth African Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGeo-C9) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),  African Union Commission (AUC), Africa Geothermal Association (AGA), African Women Advancing Geothermal (AWAG), ARGeo member countries and other international partners involved in geothermal sector including Ministry for Foreign Affairs – Government of Iceland (MFA-Iceland); Geothermal Training Programme (GRÓ GTP ) under the auspices of UNESCO, and the International Geothermal Association (IGA).

The Conference will be hosted under the auspices of the UNEP Africa Geothermal Development facility Programme (ARGeo) as one of its biennial geothermal conferences.

The Conference will be held at the Djibouti Palace Kempinski Hotel in Djibouti from 1 – 7 November 2022. The Conference consists of:

  • 1-2 November 2022: The Short Courses.
  • 3-5 November 2022: The Main Conference
  • 6-7 November 2022: The Field Trip.

From 3 – 5 November, the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility is planning the following activities at ARGeo-C9:

  • Geothermal Finance Round Table
  • Technical Round Table
  • Meetings with representatives from GRMF eligible countries
  • Face-to-Face Meetings with GRMF Developers
  • Presentation on GRMF HEAT

As there is no official agenda for the conference yet, we cannot set times for these events. Further information will therefore follow as soon as this is possible.

To register for any of the events listed above, please contact us at &

We look forward to meeting you in Djibouti.

Your GRMF Team

The African Union Commission’s (AUC) Regional Geothermal Coordination Unit (RGCU) hosted a market sounding webinar on geothermal direct use on:

5th May 2022, at 2 p.m. East African Time.

Everybody who is interested in geothermal direct use in Eastern Africa was very welcome to attend the webinar.

The webinar aimed to capture the current and future market situation for direct use projects in East Africa to set up a funding programme!


On 22 June 2021 the kick-off of the 7th Application Round of the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility for East Africa (GRMF) took place in form of a webinar. The presentations from the webinar can be downloaded below.

For more information on the GRMF EoI-Stage, please click here.

From 24 – 27 October 2021, the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility, represented by KfW & the TC-Team (Rödl & Partner, Mannvit) participated in the World Geothermal Congress 2020+1 in Reykjavik.

On 7 December 2021 the pre-bidding workshop of the 7th Application Round of the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility for East Africa (GRMF) will take place in form of a webinar.

Please be reminded to register for the Pre-bidding Workshop not later than 3 December 2021 by sending an email to the following email addresses: and Please do provide all relevant information on the participants (name, email address) – including their position in the project and mention “Pre-bid registration – Project ID – Name of entity” in the subject field.

Participation in the Pre-bidding Workshop is obligatory to submit a full application for the 7th Application Round!