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UNEP-ARGeo: Skill and Gap study for the geothermal sector in Africa

Technical Staff, African Countries (source: chart in Report by ARGeo)
Alexander Richter 17 Oct 2015

African Rift Geothermal Development Facility (ARGeo) Project has published a new study on skills and capabilities gaps in the geothermal sector in Africa.

The African Rift Geothermal Development Facility (ARGeo) Project has published a new study. The “Skills Audit and GAP study for the geothermal energy subsector in African countries” has been done to identify the gap as well as needs and expectations of each of the thirteen African countries in terms of skilled manpower development.

This in turn will help to design a plan to carry out relevant types of geothermal training and research programmes in order to meet strategic objective of development of the resource in each of the thirteen African countries in the next 10-15 years. This skill gap analysis was prepared in connection with the long term objective of the establishment of the African geothermal center of Excellence. The analysis is with a focus on the 13 countries of the East African Rift System (EARS that includes Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

The Skill gap report also highlights the Current Geothermal workforce in the region.  The document can be accessed through the link below.

The African Rift Geothermal Development Facility (ARGeo) Project is a GEF funded project being implemented by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

 

Source: ARGeo