Three parallel 6th ARGeo Pre-Conference short courses were recently held at the United Nations Conference Center in Addis Ababa in conjunction with the 6th ARGeo Geothermal Conference.
By Alexander Richter (Think Geo Energy) |
ARGeo held three successful geothermal short courses on project management, best practices for legal and regulatory frameworks and geothermal drilling ahead of the 6th ARGeo Geothermal Conference in Addis Ababa, November 2016.
Three parallel 6th ARGeo Pre-Conference short courses were recently held at the United Nations (UN) Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in conjunction with the 6th ARGeo Geothermal Conference. These pre-conference short courses ran for two days and were attended by a total of 121 students from across Africa.
Speaking while launching the training, the Geological Survey of Ethiopia (GSE) Director, Masresha Gebreselassie underscored the central role that capacity building will play in fast tracking the development of geothermal resources in Africa. “Currently, slow socio-economic development in Africa can be attributed to expensive power in spite of Africa’s huge geothermal potential, partly due to inadequate technical expertise,” noted Masresha Gebreselassie. The GSE Director added that two-day pre-conference short courses will play a critical role in regional geothermal skill upgrading.
The UN Environment ARGeo Program Manager, Dr. Meseret Zemedkun noted that the UN Environment program has a capacity building program aimed at increasing skilled manpower in geothermal energy development.
Read more on Think Geo Energy
- Solar Energy System Installation Project Changing Lives: AMU
- The Second International Ecohydrology Symposium Kicks off in Addis Ababa
- Addis Ababa to Host the 6th International Conference on Pulses, Oilseeds and Spices
- Special Envoy Underlines Importance of Kuwait-financed Medical Center in Ethiopia
- Volcanology Research Boosted by New Scholarship, for Ethiopians, in Memory of Bristol Graduate