Call for Direct Use Project Developers: Pitch your Project!

The African Union Commission’s (AUC) Regional Geothermal Coordination Unit (RGCU) will host a market sounding webinar on geothermal direct use on:

5th May 2022, at 2 p.m. East African Time.

Everybody who is interested in geothermal direct use in Eastern Africa is very welcome to attend the webinar.

The webinar aims to capture the current and future market situation for direct use projects in East Africa to set up a funding programme!

  • Which projects are out there?
  • Where are these projects located?
  • What type of direct use application is planned?

The webinar will include presentations on best practice, as well as pitches for planned geothermal direct use projects in East Africa.

In case you are already involved in any form of geothermal direct use development, RGCU encourages you to submit a project pitch!

Project Pitches

You can submit descriptions of already completed projects, planned projects or project ideas.

GRMF will review all project pitches and give selected projects the possibility to be presented during the webinar.

The deadline for the submission of project pitches is 21 April 2022.

Please download the Project Pitch Document here!

Submit the filled in document to:


Time (EAT) Activity Presented by
14:00 14:15 Welcoming remarks // Statements: African Union Commission (AUC), International Geothermal Association (IGA) – Dr. Marit Brommer, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) – Dr. Sören Dengg AUC / IGA / BMZ
14:15 14:25 IRENA on Geothermal Direct Use (participation requested) IRENA
14:15 14:30 Presentation on Geothermal Direct Use / Applications Rödl & Partner
14:30 14:45 Technical Aspects of Geothermal Direct Use Mannvit
14:45 14:55 Best Practice – Oserian Geothermal Oserian
14:55 15:05 Presentation on GDC Menengai Direct Use Demonstration Facility GDC
15:05 15:15 Best Practice – GIZ GEO II – Agricultural Direct Use Application GIZ
15:15 15:25 Best Practice – GIZ GEO II – Industrial Direct Use Application GIZ
15:25 16:15 Presentation of Project Pitches Participants
16:15 16:25 Closing Remarks & Outlook AUC