6th African Rift Geothermal Conference, Addis Ababa, Oct.31-Nov.6, 2016

6th African Rift Geothermal Conference, Addis Ababa, Oct.31-Nov.6, 2016 UN Conference Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (source: UN)
Alexander Richter 18 Aug 2016

The 6th African Rift Geothermal Conference will take place this fall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. With workshops and field trips before and after the conference, the actual conference will be held Nov. 1-3, 2016.

The Government of Ethiopia is hosting and organizing the Sixth African Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGeo-C6) in collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other support partners such as the African Union Commission (AUC) and Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA). This Conference is being organized under the auspices of the UNEP-ARGeo Programme as one of its biennial geothermal conferences.

The five previous biennial conferences were held in Ethiopia (2006), Uganda (2008), Djibouti (2010), Kenya (2012) and Tanzania (2014).

Parallel Geothermal Pre-Conference Short Courses will be held on 31 October to 1 November 2016 . Post conference field trip s will also be planned for the 5 – 6 November 2016 . The main conference will be held from 2 – 4 November 2016.

The theme of ARGeo-C6 is “Geothermal: Solution to Africa Energy needs”. The main objective of this conference is to promote regional cooperation, create an information exchange platform on exploration, development, investment and utilization of the geothermal resources ion the region and elsewhere in the world. This international conference will bring together policy makers, technical experts as well as developers and financiers of international and regional delegates. The conference will provide a platform to explore solutions how to: (i) mitigate the risks associated with resource exploration, (ii) attract private developers to fast track geothermal development, (iii) reduce lead times in developing geothermal projects, (iv) to leverage investment to stimulate the growth of industry, and (iv) to effectively develop, construct, and operate successful geothermal power plants.

The Conference will also provide opportunities for exhibitors to show their projects, products, equipment and services. It will also be an opportune time for business networking with lead personalities and institutions in the geothermal sector from Africa and the rest of the world.

There are still exhibition spaces available, so book your space now to utilise the early bird prices still available.

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