GDC staff attend training on a geothermal exploration software

A section of GDC staff are among trainees who have undergone a key United Nations-backed training exercise to African geothermists in Naivasha.

The Geothermal Leapfrog Software training has been carried out under the auspices of the Interim Project Coordination Unit -Africa Geothermal Centre of Excellence (IPCU -AGCE). The training whose participants are drawn from various African countries including Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania ran from 24th June to 5th July 2019 in Naivasha.

Software interrogation…A section of GDC and international trainers during one of the sessions in Naivasha

The training was hosted by the UN Environment Programme in partnership with the New Zealand Geothermal facility. The objective of the training is to enhance the capacity of geothermal experts in collecting, integrating, processing and interpreting geoscientific data, as well as develop a three dimensional conceptual model using the software that guides well targets and reservoir depth.

The Africa Centre of Excellence has been endorsed by a number of key development partners who include Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEDA), African Development Bank

(AfDB), World Bank Group, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations University (UNU) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

GDC continues to play a critical role in the development of geothermal resources in Kenya as well as the Eastern Africa region through offering consultancy services.

GDC’s Leonard Wamalwa (standing, right) with fellow students during the training

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