Upcoming events

The Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility plans to participate in the ArGeo-C9 in Djibouti. More information will be available soon.

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 – 6 November 2022. The Conference consists of:

  • 1-2 November 2022: The Short Courses.
  • 2-4 November 2022: The Main Conference
  • 4-6 November 2022: The Field Trip.

Past events

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!