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Past events

On 6th of May 2020 from 02:00 pm to 04:30 pm (Addis Ababa Time (GMT+3)) the Regional Geothermal Coordination Unit (RGCU) held the kick-off meeting for the 6th Application Round of the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF)

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the meeting was conducted as a webinar.

Further information can be found here.

On the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP24, which was held in Katowice, Poland, from 2 to 14 December 2018, the African Union Commission (AUC) hosted a side event on GRMF at COP24 on 6 December 2018.

The side event consisted of a presentation on GRMF: Summary of the Achievements and Status of GRMF to date, which was followed by a high level panel discussion on Geothermal Energy Development in East Africa, one of most important Renewable Energy resources in the region. The Discussion focused on the success achieved and the challenges facing the implementation and opportunities foreseen for the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF), which is a facility for supporting public and private sector investment in geothermal development by mitigating early stage risks.

Your GRMF Team

The Regional Geothermal Coordination Unit (RGCU) of the AUC attended the 7th African Rift Geothermal Conference in Kigali (Rwanda) from 29 October to 4 November 2018.

We took this opportunity to get in touch with the qualified developers via face-to-face meetings to discuss with them the status of their project, current challenges, and planned activities for it. During the conference, the RGCU also gave a presentation about the development of the programme, and met the geothermal community at the ARGeo-C7 for further discussions about the sector in Eastern Africa.

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Your GRMF team

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 5 April 2018: The Department of Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union organized the obligatory pre-bidding workshop for all AR 5 applicants that have successfully passed the pre-qualification stage. The workshop took place on 26 and 27 March 2018 at the AUC HQ in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It included different sessions to inform the pre-qualified developers about the application and evaluation stage, the GRMF Procurement Manual, the environmental and social (E&S) requirements, specific aspects of the surface study and drilling programme applications, as well as the AWC Guidelines. Please click here to download all presentations in one single badge as ZIP file.

The second part of the workshop was dedicated to face-to-face meeting with all pre-qualified developers, in order to discuss individually the EoI feedback letters, and to give further guidance on the Request for Application (RfA).

Participants of the workshop included representatives of the AUC, the Technical Consultant (TC) team, and public and private developers from  Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Your GRMF team