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European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers to hold premier Workshop on Geothermal Energy and Hydro Power in Africa

A team from Geothermal Development Company (GDC) will present papers at the first European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Geothermal Energy and Hydropower Workshop which will be held from 7th to 9th December 2020. The three-day virtual workshop will provide an opportunity to share knowledge, case studies, technologies, financing, operation and maintenance (O&M), and environmental and social issues for the development of hydropower and geothermal energy projects.

GDC MD & CEO Eng. Jared O. Othieno will give a keynote address on 7th December 2020 at 1325 (East African Time) on ‘Beyond Electricity: Why the Future is in Geothermal Resource Parks’. 

Four (4) GDC staff- – Abraham Khaemba, Geoffrey Mibei, Joseph Wanyonyi and Joel Sutter will present papers at the Workshop. Corporate Planning and Strategy Officer Hanifa Abdullahi will be a moderator for the same.

The Workshop will also feature a short course on ‘Geoscience Communications for Publics and Policy’. The short course is part of the UNESCO International Geoscience Programme’s initiative on ‘sustainable geoscience’, and will highlight the critical role of geoscientists in addressing wider societal challenges around sustainable development.

EAGE is a global professional body for geoscientists and engineers with 19,000 members worldwide.  The objective of the association is to promote the development and application of geosciences and related engineering subjects, to promote innovation and technical progress and to foster the communication, fellowship, and cooperation between those working in, studying, or otherwise being interested in these fields. EAGE’s Head Office is located in the Netherlands and has Regional Offices in Houten (Europe Office), Moscow (Russia & CIS Office), Dubai (Middle East Office), Kuala Lumpur (Asia Pacific Office) and Bogota (Americas Office).

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