GRMF AR6 Kick-Off Registration – your action is required!!!2020-04-29T12:43:44+03:00

GRMF AR6 Kick-Off Registration – your action is required!!!

April 29th, 2020

Dear Sir or Madam,

Register now for the kick-off Webinar for the 6th Application Round of the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) for East Africa!

As we announced two weeks ago, the kick-off Webinar will take place on 6th May 2020 from 02:00 pm to 04:30 pm (Addis Ababa time (GMT+3)). 

It will not be a public event. If you would like to attend, we kindly ask you to register in advance via email.

Please send the following information to           

  • Name
  • Company / Organization
  • Country
  • Email address

After the registration you will receive a link to participate in the event.

Furthermore, we are pleased to publish also the agenda which shows, that you will get all required information about GRMF and the upcoming application round 6.

Agenda – Kick-Off Webinar (6 May 2020)
Ethiopian Time (GMT+3)
02:00 pm – 02:15 pm Opening Remarks
02:15 pm – 02:30 pm GRMF – Overview & Status
02:30 pm – 02.45 pm Application Procedure
02:45 pm – 03:00 pm Q&A
03:00 pm – 03:15 pm Geotechnical Requirements
03:15 pm – 03:30 pm Q&A
03:30 pm – 03:45 pm E&S Requirements
03:45 pm – 04:00 pm Q&A
04:00 pm – 04:15 pm Procurement Regulations & Early Contracting
04:15 pm – 04:30 pm Q&A
04:30 pm Closing Remarks


We are looking forward to your registrations and your participation in the event.



Kick-Off Meeting for the 6th Application Round2020-04-17T15:40:15+03:00

Kick-Off Meeting for the 6th Application Round

April 17th, 2020

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.

Online Survey for Project Financing and Direct-Use Projects2020-01-24T14:09:44+03:00

Online Survey for Project Financing and Direct-Use Projects

January 24th, 2020

Dear Developers,

After five successful Application Rounds of the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) with 30 awarded projects, the Regional Geothermal Coordination Unit (RGCU) of the African Union Commission (AUC) is currently assessing the potential of a scope extension. Therefore, the RGCU would like to gather market information both for

  • the financing situation from the exploration phase up to the power plant operation, and for
  • direct-use projects in East Africa.

The results of this survey will form the informational base for the discussions with the relevant financing institutions and donors, in order to

  • develop further financial instruments for the advanced project phases, and to
  • assess the potential financial support for direct-use projects.

Please fill the survey form until 12 February 2020 on the following link:

Feel free to contact the GRMF team via the website The survey will take approx. 15-20 minutes (depending on your internet connectivity).

Once the survey and the internal discussions are finalized, all stakeholders (including participants of this survey) as well as relevant media will be informed accordingly.

Many thanks in advance for your cooperation and contribution to this next development stage of GRMF.

Your GRMF team

Note: All data as submitted by the participants will be kept confidential by the GRMF.

Reminder for the Communication Line at GRMF2019-06-17T13:54:52+03:00

Reminder for the Communication Line at GRMF

June 17th, 2019

Dear Developers,

In the past it was observed that several inquiries have been sent to other parties that are involved in the GRMF (e.g. the Technical Consultant), but not to the Regional Geothermal Coordination Unit (RGCU) of the AUC as the focal point of the Facility.

Therefore, we hereby want to remind you kindly that any correspondence for the GRMF has to be addressed to the RGCU in the first place. The RGCU, as the executing secretariat for the implementation of the GRMF, will channel the inquiry to the responsible party accordingly. Once the inquiry has been discussed and clarified internally, the feedback will be sent by the RGCU to the Developer. As a result, any external communication between the Developers and the GRMF will be done by the RGCU. In this context, please use the email address of the RGCU that you have been provided with previously, or use the following email address for your inquiries:

Thank you for considering this in the future.

Your GRMF team

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