To all GRMF Stakeholders,

The Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) was established to fund, facilitate, and accelerate geothermal development in eleven partner countries in the Eastern African Rift region. It is hosted and managed by the African Union Commission (AUC). Funding is provided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) together with the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund (EU Africa ITF) via KfW Development Bank (KfW), and the UK Department for International Development (DFID).The GRMF was launched in 2012. It conducts a series of Application Rounds to identify eligible projects and determine appropriate project funding levels. The 5th Application Round was finalised in October 2018. The GRMF programme has a total funding volume of approximately 115 million USD, which may be increased at the donors‘ discretion.

We are pleased to announce today the date of the kick-off meeting for the 6th Application Round of the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF).

Despite these difficult times, caused by the Covid19 pandemic, GRMF remains fully operational.

The kick-off will be held on 6th of May 2020 from 02:00 pm to 4:30 pm (Addis Ababa time (GMT+3)).

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the meeting will be conducted using webinar software.

During the Kick-off meeting, the GRMF programme will be introduced to potential Applicants and a comprehensive overview of the whole Application procedure will be provided. Furthermore, geotechnical requirements, procurement regulations & early contracting, as well as E&S requirements will be addressed. Participants will be able to ask questions.

More information about the webinar will follow shortly.