UN Geothermal Training Program celebrating 40th anniversary at IGC conference

UNU GTP Group Picture with fellows & students at WGC2015 (source: UNU-GTP)
Alexander Richter 27 Mar 2018

The United Nations University Geothermal Training Program in Iceland is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year and will hold a special Anniversary Workshop as part of the Iceland Geothermal Congress on April 26, 2018.

The United Nations University Geothermal Training Program (UNU-GTP) is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

As part of the upcoming Iceland Geothermal Conference, April 26, 2018 – the UNU GTP will hold a special 40th Anniversary Workshop.

UNU Geothermal Training Programme 40th Anniversary Workshop

Iceland Geothermal Conference 2018, Harpa Conference Center, RIMA Hall, 8:45-12:35, April 26, 2018


08:45-10:30 S1 – UNU Geothermal Training Programme – past, present and future

Chairman: Dr. Gudni Jóhannesson, Dir. Gen. Orkustofnun and Chairman of the Board, UNU-GTP

08:45-08:55 Thórdís Kolbrún R. Gylfadóttir, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation: Opening speach.

08:55-09:20 Lúdvík S. Georgsson, Director UNU-GTP: Fourty years of geothermal training in Iceland – history, status and future direction.

09:20-09:30 Ingimar G. Haraldsson, Deputy Director UNU-GTP: The UN Sustainable Development Goals Short Courses in E-Africa and Latin America.

09:30-09:42 Dr. Meseret Teklemariam Zemedkun, UNEP, Africa: Geothermal outlook in Africa, and UNU-GTP contribution to it including the Africa Geothermal Center of Excellence.

09:42-09:54 Dr. Pang Zhonghe, GRC-IGG, CAS, China: Geothermal development in China: current status and future goals.

09:54-10:06 Dr. Beata Kepinska, MEERI – PAS, Poland: Geothermal energy development in Poland and Europe. Contribution of UNU GTP graduates.

10:06-10:18 Dr. Peketsa Mangi, KenGen, Kenya: Kenya geothermal development update: Role of UNU-GTP capacity building support.

10:18-10:30 Rosa N. Escobar, LaGeo, El Salvador: Geothermal development in El Salvador and the importance of the contribution of fellows of UNU-GTP.

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:45 S2 – Research projects of current PhD and MSc UNU Fellows

Chairperson: Málfríður Ómarsdóttir, Environmental Scientist, UNU-GTP

11:00-11:15 Charles Muturia Lichoro, Kenya: Mapping geothermal and structural features of the Northern Kenyan Rift with MT and gravity measurements.

11:15-11:30 Geoffrey Kiptoo Mibei, Kenya: Paka volcano in the Northern Kenya Rift: Volcanic evolution, petrology and insights into its geothermal system.

11:30-11:45 Zheng Tingting, Shandong, China: Hydrogeochemical characteristics of open, semiopen and closed geothermal reservoirs in Shandong, China.

11:45-11:55 Irma Khoirunissa, Indonesia: Dispersion modelling and assessment of H2S from geothermal power plants‘ emissions, case studies for Ulubelu, Indonesia and Hellisheidi and Nesjavellir, Iceland.

11:55-12:05 Melissa de Freitas, St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Numerical modelling of the subsidence at Svartsengi high-temperature geothermal field, SW-Iceland.

12:05-12:15 Kennedy M. Kamunya, Kenya: Assessment of reservoir processes and origin of fluid in Olkaria geothermal system, Kenya, using ?D, ?18O, and fluid chemistry.

12:15-12:25 Moneer Fathel Alnethary, Yemen: Petrology of the hornfels contact zone around the Hrossatungur gabbro W-Iceland.

12:25-12:35 Hamoud Souleiman Cheik, Djibouti: Feasibility study for implementation of a binary power plant in Lake Abhe geothermal area, Djibouti, an area with a particular hot arid climate.

12:35-12:45 Samuel I. Nganga, Kenya: Wellbore stability – principles and analysis in geothermal well drilling.

12:45-13:30 Lunch buffet