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Programme for the ARGeo-C5

The Fifth African Rift Geothermal Conference.


icon Main Conference

The ARGeo-C5 Main Conference will be held from the 29-31 October 2014. The organizing committee invites conference papers in line with the following general key discussion topics: -

  • Vision for Geothermal Power Development
  • Policy for accelerating the scaling-up of the geothermal industry in African Rift countries.
  • Financing geothermal projects
  • Environmental, health, safety & social factors in geothermal development.
  • Case studies – any aspect of geothermal development.
  • Exploration methods- geology, geochemistry, geochemistry, geophysics, heat flow.
  • Drilling technology.
  • Reservoir Engineering.
  • New geothermal technologies, research papers and innovations
  • Geothermal Utilization
  • Development Financial Institutions


icon Field Trips

The ARGeo-C5 Post Conference Field Trips have been scheduled as from the 1st to the 2nd of November 2014. This will be at the Ngorongoro Crater Lake at Manyara National Park.

Additional field trips but only on request will feature either Mbeya-Ngozi and Songwe Field Trip or Menengai-and-Olkaria Field Trip.


 

MEETINGS:

Meeting

Dates

Venue

Fifth ARGeo Steering committee meeting

28 October 2014

AICC, Thema Hall

 

SHORT COURSES, Monday and Tuesday 27-28 October 2014 under the Auspices of the ARGeo Programme

No.

Expected Participants

Short Course Title

Convener

Facilitator

Venue

1

50

Improving Success in Drilling-The use of Optimized Exploration, Data Management, Conceptual Modeling and Well Design and Planning

Dr. Gordon Bloomquist

USAID, USA

Twiga Hall, AICC

2

50

Financing Geothermal Projects from Exploration Through Constructions-Who Are The Players and What Are Their Needs and Expectations

 

Dr. Gordon Bloomquist

USAID, USA

Manyara Hall, AICC

3

50

Drilling Technology Options in Geothermal Resource Exploration and Development

 

Dr. Sverir  

ICEIDA, Iceland

Duluti  Hall, AICC

                                        Tuesday 28 October 2014: 18:30-8:30 PM                                        CERTIFICATE AWARD- COCKTAIL PARTY at AICC

                                                                                       DAY 1: WEDNESDAY, 29 October 2014

                                                                                                        08:30 – 09:00 REGISTRATION   &  ENTERTAINMENT AT SIMBA HALL  

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome remarks by Chairman, Organizing Committee – Mr. E. Ishengoma

Global Geothermal Picture:

09:10 - 09:25

World Outlook for Geothermal Electricity 2014 - IGA

09:25 - 09:40

Scenario for geothermal investment and development in the East Africa Region- EARB

09:40-09:55

Geothermal training for Africa- the African Geothermal Center of Excellence –GDC

 

The place of  Renewable Energy in Tanzania’s  energy mix –TmoEM

09:55 – 10:10

Role played by DFI’s in financing geothermal projects in Africa TBC

10:10 – 10:30

Panel Discussion

                                                                                                                            10:30-11:00                             Coffee  BREAK

 

 

11:00 -  13:00                                                                                                                                         OPENING CEREMONY –  SIMBA HALL

 

Entertainment

Remarks by Chair, East African Geothermal Branch of IGA –

Remarks by IGA President-

Remarks by UNEP Executive Director

Remarks by AUC-IED Commissioner

Remarks by Minister for Energy and Minerals,Tanzania

Official Opening by H.E. Hon. President  JAKAYA KIKWETE , Tanzania

 

Launch of the  African Rift Geothermal INVENTORY Database (AGID)

                                                                                                                                   13:00 – 14:00                          LUNCH

14:00 – 15:30 PLENARY SESSION 1: Ministerial Roundtable: Discussion on what the governments in EA countries are doing to spur geothermal development and  provide opportunities for investors:  SIMBA HALL

Chair/Moderator - Hon.  …, Minister for Energy and Minerals, Tanzania ; Co-chair/Facilitator:   Director, Regional Office for Africa, UNEP

                                    Ministers of Energy and/or Mines the following countries: Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of  Congo,Djibouti,Eritrea,Ethiopia,,Kenya,Malawi,Mozambique,Rwanda,Tanzania,Uganda,Zambia

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break at Exhibition stands

                                                                                                                                                               BREAK OUT SESSIONS

 

International Experience-1:  Simba Hall ; Chair,

Case Studies 1: Mbayuwayu Hall,

Reservoir Engineering: Tauis Hall,

Exploration 1: Duluti Hall,

17:00– 18:00   EXHIBITION  AND POSTER SESSION

                                                                                   19:00 – 22:00   OFFICIAL CONFERENCE OPENING DINNER

 

DAY 2: THURSDAY 30 October 2014

Time

Morning Session; 8:30-10:30 AM                         

 

Plenary Session 1: Financing Geothermal Projects in the East Africa Region:  SIMBA HALL

08:30-08:50

GEF-Financing Renewable Energy  (Geothermal) Projects, UNEP

08:50-09:05

The Geothermal Exploration Project :Support to Geothermal Development in the East African Rift Valley Countries-, ICEIDA

09:05-09:25

The AUC/KfW Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility, AUC- (GRMF) -

09:25-09:45

Supporting  East Africa’s Transition Towards Clean Energy Through Geothermal Development (AfDB),

09:45-10:00

Policy, Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Geothermal Development: a donor perspective, AfD

10:00: 10:15

 Power Africa Initiative, USAID

10:15-10:30

Planning and financing geothermal power generation in East-Africa, World Bank

                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                      10:30-11:00 TEA BREAK

 


BREAK OUT SESSIONS: 11:00 AM-13:00 PM

 

PARALLEL 1: Exploration 2: Simba Hall  Chair,

PARALLEL 2: Mbayuwayu Hall, Drilling 1.

PARALLEL 3: Research and New Technologies. Tauis Hall

PARALLEL 4: Environmental and Social Issues. Duluti Hall, Chair

BREAK OUT SESSION: 14:00 – 16:20 PM

 

PARALLEL 1: GIS in Geothermal Development and volcano hazard monitoring.

PARALLEL 2: Country Updates-1. Chair:

PARALLEL 3: Case Studies 2:

Parallel 4: Exploration Geophysics:

 

DAY 3: FRIDAY 31 October 2014

Time: 8:30-10:30 AM                                                       

                                                      Plenary Session 2: Strategy for Geothermal Development: SIMBA HALL :

08:30-08:50

strategies for fast tracking Geothermal development in  East Africa  

08:50-09:10

Financing of geothermal projects using capital markets-

09:10-09:30

Regulatory issues that support development of geothermal power:

09:30-09:50

Strategies for development of geothermal in Tanzania  

09:50-10:10

Role of geothermal in East African Power Pool –

10:10-10:30

“Green fund” Opportunities for financing geothermal projects in East Africa-

                                                                                                                                                                                   10:30-11:00 TEA BREAK

BREAK OUT SESSIONS

 

PARALLEL 1: Exploration 3: Simba Hall

PARALLEL 2: Country Updates-2:

PARALLEL 3: Business Development:

PARALLEL 4: Direct Use of Geothermal Resources.

                                                                                                                                                                               13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH

AFTERNOON: 14:00 – 16:20

 

International Experience 2: Chair:

Drilling 2: Rapporteur:

Finance and CDM.

Geothermal Exploration 4:

                                                                            PLENARY SESSION 3: Discussion on the Way forward- SIMBA HALL

15:00-15:30

                                                                                                                         Discussion of Resolutions and Way Forward- 

15:30 – 15:45       Entertainment (Cultural)

15:45 – 17:00                          CLOSING CEREMONY Conference Room 2: :  SIMBA HALL

15:45 – 17:00

Summary of Resolutions-

Announcement of ARGeo-C6

Closing Remarks by Chair, Conference Organizing committee

Closing Remarks by  - Director, Regional Office for Africa, UNEP

Closing Remarks by –EARB

Closing Remarks by

Closing Remarks – E, MWASI, PS, Energy and Minerals

Closing Remarks – Hon. Minister for Energy and Minerals , Tanzania

Closing Remarks by Chief Guest – (TBC)

 

19:00 – 22:00                          CLOSING DINNER:  ARUSHA ------- HOTEL

 FIELD VISIT: 1-2 November 2014

1-2 November 2014

Field visit to  Ngorongoro Crater,  Manyara National Park

1-2 November 2014

 

Optional Field visit to Menengai/Olkaria  geothermal field 

1-4 November 2014

Optional Field Visit to Mbeya: Songwe and Ngozi Volcanic areas

 

 

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