6th African Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGeo-C6) – Call for Abstracts, Feb. 15, 2016

UN Conference Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (source: UN)
Alexander Richter 25 Jan 2016

The 6th African Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGeo-C6) organized by UNEP and the African Union Commission will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 31 to November 6, 2016. A call for abstracts with a deadline of February 15, 2016 has been issued.

The Government of Ethiopia will be hosting and organizing the Sixth African Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGeo-C6) in collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and African Union Commission (AUC).

The conference is sponsored by Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA), KfW, BGRand other support partners. It is being organized under the auspices of the UNEPARGeo Programme as one of its biennial geothermal conferences.

There will be parallel geothermal pre-conference short courses held October 31, to November 1, 2016, the main conference will take place from November 2 to 4, 2016 and there will be post conference field trips to Ethiopian geothermal prospects held on November 5-6, 2016.

The conference will be held at UNCC, Addis Ababa- Ethiopia, from 31st Oct to 6th Nov 2016. The main conference will be held from 2th – 4th November, 2016. Parallel Geothermal Pre-Conference Short Courses will be held on 31st October to 1st November 2016. Post conference field trips to Ethiopian geothermal prospects will be held on 5-6 November 2016.

The technical subcommittee of the ARGeo-C6 has now issued a call for abstracts for the Conference on the topics provided. For details see this pdf.


  • Vision and new strategies for geothermal power development
  • Financing geothermal projects
  • Environmental, health, safety & social factors in geothermal development.
  • Capacity Building
  • Case studies on geothermal development
  • Exploration methods- Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Heat Flow.
  • Drilling Technology
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • New geothermal technologies, research papers and innovations
  • Geothermal utilization.


The aim of this biennial conference is to promote regional cooperation, create an information exchange platform on the exploration, development, investment and utilization of the geothermal resources in the region and elsewhere in the world

Sourc: First Announcement ARGeo C6 (pdf)