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Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility


Period
2012 - 2019

Implementing agencies
KfW

African partners
Pan-African organisation

Names of African partners involved
African Union Commision (AUC)

Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved, Bilaterals involved

Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund, DFID

Geographical scope
Country

Countries where active
Burundi, Comoros, Dem. Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

Sectors
Renewables, Electricity, Heating and Cooling

Sub Sectors (Electricity)
Electricity system, Grid connected generation

Type of intervention
Operative program / delivery mechanism (downstream)

Type of technical assistance
Project preparation / implementation, Skill development / training

Gender focus
No

Climate focus
No

Type of financing
Grant, Early stage

Main objectives
Encourage public and private investors as well as PPP to develop geothermal prospects for power generation in Eastern Africa

Main activities
- Grant program designed to cost share exploration work of public and private investors - Grants provided for surface studies and drilling exploration - Focus on de-risking as high upfront cost & risks of geothermal are mitigated by grants - Some technical assistance and training for applicants

Comments

Sources
http://www.grmf-eastafrica.org/about/objectives

Contact information
Mr. Rashid Ali ABDALLAH Principal Policy Officer, interim GRMF Project Manager abdallahr@africa-union.org

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