Kick-off webinar 6 May 2020 – 6th round of Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility, East Africa

Drilling rig at Menengai, Kenya (source: ARGeo)
Alexander Richter 29 Apr 2020

A kick-off webinar will be held for the 6th application round for geothermal development funding under the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility for East Africa. The event will take place May 6, 2020, registration is required.

Register now for the kick-off webinar for the 6th Application Round of the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) for East Africa!

The Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) was established to fund, facilitate, and accelerate geothermal development in eleven partner countries in the Eastern African Rift region. It is hosted and managed by the African Union Commission (AUC). Funding is provided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) together with the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund (EU Africa ITF) via KfW Development Bank (KfW), and the UK Department for International Development (DFID).The GRMF was launched in 2012. It conducts a series of Application Rounds to identify eligible and bankable projects and determine appropriate project funding levels. The 5th Application Round was finalized in October 2018. The GRMF programme has a total funding volume of approximately 115 million USD, which may be increased at the donors‘ discretion.

Two weeks ago the date for the kick-off webinar for the 6th Application Round of the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF). was announced.

The kick-off will be held on 6 May 2020 from 02:00 pm to 4:30 pm (Addis Ababa time (GMT+3)).

The webinar is not intended to be a public event, so you are kindly asked you to register in advance via email, if you would like to attend.

To do so, please send the following information to

  • Name
  • Company / Organization
  • Country
  • Email address

After the registration you will receive a link to participate in the event.

Furthermore, the agenda for the webinar was released as per the below which shows, that you will get all required information about GRMF and the 6th Application Round.


Agenda – Kick-Off Webinar (6 May 2020)
Ethiopian Time (GMT+3)
02:00 pm – 02:15 pm Opening Remarks
02:15 pm – 02:30 pm GRMF – Overview & Status
02:30 pm – 02.45 pm Application Procedure
02:45 pm – 03:00 pm Q&A
03:00 pm – 03:15 pm Geotechnical Requirements
03:15 pm – 03:30 pm Q&A
03:30 pm – 03:45 pm E&S Requirements
03:45 pm – 04:00 pm Q&A
04:00 pm – 04:15 pm Procurement Regulations & Early Contracting
04:15 pm – 04:30 pm Q&A
04:30 pm Closing Remarks

The organisers are looking forward to your registrations and your participation in the event.

For more information on GRMF please visit

Source: Announcement by email