Italian delegation to visit Kenya to discuss geothermal opportunities

Italian delegation to visit Kenya to discuss geothermal opportunities KenGen's newest 83MW geothermal power plant, Olkaria I Unit 6 (source: KenGen)
Carlo Cariaga 24 Jan 2023

UNIDO ITPO Italy is calling for interested participants for a delegation to discuss opportunities for investment and collaboration of the field of geothermal in Kenya.

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization – Investment and Technology Promotion Office (UNIDO ITPO) Italy is a mission to Kenya for an Italian delegation dedicated to geothermal energy. The trip is scheduled for the end of February 2023.

UNIDO ITPO Italy mission to Kenya – February 2023 (source: UNIDO ITPO Italy)

Participation for the mission is free for a limited number of Italian representatives. UNIDO ITPO will cover the costs of accommodation and local transport for the participants. Those interested in joining the delegation may fill up the online membership form.

The mission intends to offer participants new opportunities for investment, technical and commercial collaboration  in the geothermal sector with Kenyan counterparts through seminars, matchmaking sessions and visits to strategic geothermal plants, including those of Olkaria and Menengai.

Aimed at accelerating inclusive and sustainable industrial development and promoting collaboration in the sector between Italy and Kenya, the initiative is implemented as part of the project  “Fostering International Partnerships between companies and/or institutions operating in the Energy and Environment sectors”  (#FIPEE) implemented by UNIDO ITPO Italy with the support of  the Italian Ministry of Environment and Energy Security (MASE).

In 2022, UNIDO ITPO hosted the signing ceremony of a partnership agreement between the Italian Geothermal Union (UGI) and the Geothermal Association of Kenya (GAK).

Source: UNIDO ITPO Italy