GDC to enhance facilities for future geothermal capacity building efforts for Africa
Kenya's Geothermal Development Company promises further evolvement and enhancement of future capacity building efforts on geothermal technology in Africa. This was announced in conjunction with the closing ceremony of the first workshop held at the new Africa Geothermal Center of Excellence.
At the closing event of the first training workshop of the new Africa Geothermal Center of Excellence, Kenya’s Geothermal Development Company (GDC) has announced that it will develop new concepts and improve its facilities to enhance future capacity building in geothermal technology in Africa. Managing Director & CEO Eng. Johnson P. Ole Nchoe promised this in a statement and also added that the move will ensure that every African interested in geothermal technology can get the best platform to learn from.
He made the comments last week, in a speech read on his behalf by Dr. Thecla Mutia, a Senior Scientist, Environment, during the graduation ceremony for students who have been undergoing a three-week training in geothermal technology in Naivasha.
“The future of this training programme is very promising and bright. There will be more such trainings at higher levels than before,” he said noting that the graduates were GDC’s ambassadors in the region.
The training was being implemented with support from the African Union – AFREC, and United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) through GDC and KenGen, under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy.
A total of 22 students from 11 African countries were trained on various aspects of geothermal development.