GEOCAP winner of the best content booth at IIGCE 2015 in Indonesia

GEOCAP team at the IIGCE 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia (source: ThinkGeoEnergy, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 27 Aug 2015

The Geothermal Capacity Building Programme Indonesia-Netherlands (GEOCAP) has won the prize for the best content booth at the Indonesia International Geothermal Convention and Exhibition (IIGCE) held in Jakarta, August 19-21, 2015.

GEOCAP has won the prize for the best content booth at the Indonesia International Geothermal Convention and Exhibition (IIGCE) held in Jakarta from 19 to 21 August.

The Geothermal Capacity Building Programme – Indonesia-Netherlands (GEOCAP) is a bilateral collaboration with the goal to develop intimately linked geothermal programmes for education and training, research and subsurface databases. This Public-Private-Partnership blends the capabilities of Universities, Knowledge Institutes and Industry Partners for the benefit of all involved, and to reach the common goal of supporting the Government of Indonesia in their quest to increase utilization of their geo-energy resources. Besides on geothermal exploration for energy production there is also focus on direct use of low and medium enthalpy resources in Indonesia as well as on the development of a geothermal data base, governance and legislation issues and engaging with local governments and local communities. Through GEOCAP, universities outside Java are supported to fast-track academic and technical curricula thus contributing to developing the market for skilled personnel. In Indonesia, there are not enough skilled personnel to fill the existing gaps in the expanding geothermal sector. Hence a nation-wide capacity building programme is needed to continue increasing the numbers of skilled workers to the required level. The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Netherlands Embassy, has started to support this effort by funding the GEOCAP Programme.

GEOCAP participated at the 3rdIIGCE. In the GEOCAP booth the program and expertise was presented and pitches on various aspects of the geothermal cycle were presented. The GEOCAP team is proud and honored to receive the prestigious award of the Best Content Booth.

“The Geocap booth was manned by experts instead of marketing and sales personnel thus providing quality advice to our visitors which I feel is in part why we were awarded the booth with the best content” says GEOCAP project leader Freek van der Meer.

Project manager of GEOCAP Tia den Hartog – Muharamiah adds: “there were many visitors, a lively discussion in the booth, many new leads for capacity building initiatives; the booth team had an exciting and tiring three exhibition days; exhausted but very satisfied! “

IIGCE was a great event and a must for all engaged in the geothermal field in Indonesia. The GEOCAP team thanks the IIGCE organizers for the great event.

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