Icelandic Verkis held Geothermal Project Management Course in Djibouti
Under the direction of the UNU Geothermal Training Program, Icelandic engineering firm Verkís is currently conducting a short course on geothermal project management in Djibouti. This is part of the Geothermal Exploration Project in East Africa.
Djibouti seems to be pushing forward in capacity building efforts to support geothermal development. After reporting on a short course held recently on preparing bankable documents for geothermal development, Icelandic engineering firm Verkís is currently holding a short course on project management.
Verkís is conducting this short course under the direction of the UNU-GTP for selected employees of the Djiboutian Development Office for Geothermal Energy (ODDEG), the Ministry of Energy, Water and Natural Resources (MERN) and the Djibouti Center for Research Studies (CERD).
The Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA) finances the short course as part of the Geothermal Exploration Project in East Africa. The course is from 12.-21. September 2015 and is handled by Mrs. Carine Chatenay, Mr. Yngvi Guðmundsson and Ms. Dóra Hjálmarsdóttir from Verkís Consulting Engineers. Similar course have been organized earlier this year in Ethiopia and Kenya. The course has been prepared by Verkís experts in collaboration with Mr. Helgi Þór Ingason from the University of Reykjavík and covers the basics of project management for geothermal projects. It will be followed up by offering the participants the opportunity to undertake the IPMA D-level certification examination.