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REG - Geothermal Exploration Project, NDF 2013-2017

Recipient Other
Sector - DAC Geothermal energy - 23066
Type of Aid Project-Type interventions - C01

About the project

Project Number ICE23066-1301
Project Title: REG - Geothermal Exploration Project, NDF 2013-2017
Short Description:

The main objective of the Geothermal Exploration Project is to assist countries in East Africa to enhance geothermal knowledge and capacity in order to enable further actions on geothermal energy development in the respective countries. This includes support to the exploratory phase of geothermal development and capacity building in the field of geothermal research and utilization. The Geothermal Exploration Project is demand-driven and activities funded by the project are based on specific needs and requests from governments in the countries of the region. At the end of the project it is expected that: 1) Participating countries have a realistic assessment of potential geothermal sites, 2) plans for further action where applicable, and 3) capacity to move forward on the basis of those plans and submit exploration drilling projects into funding pipelines.

Long Description

ICEIDA is the Lead Agency in the Geothermal Exploration Project with joint co-financing of NDF. The project is the initial phase of the Geothermal Compact partnership, initiated jointly by Iceland and the World Bank. The World Bank's Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) serves as the focal point at the Bank for the Compact. The geothermal potential in Africa is mainly in the East Africa Rift Valley States (EARS) covering 13 countries from Eritrea in the north to Mozambique in the south. The project aims to mitigate and distribute the risk associated with geothermal exploration thus contributing to the acceleration of geothermal development in the region. The main objective of the Geothermal Exploration Project is to assist countries in East Africa to enhance geothermal knowledge and capacity in order to enable further actions on geothermal energy development in the respective countries. This includes support to the exploratory phase of geothermal development and capacity building in the field of geothermal research, utilization and related policy. The project is demand-driven and activities funded by the project are based on specific requests from governments in the countries of the region. Project funding can cover the following activities: 1. Reconnaissance and geothermal exploration leading up to exploratory drilling 2. Technical assistance and capacity building a. Training, e.g. through the UNU Geothermal Training Programme b. Institutional capacity building c. Policy and legal framework for geothermal utilization The financial framework for the project is estimated at USD 13 million over a period of five years. The project could extend to 13 countries in the East Africa Rift Valley: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, DR Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. At the end of the project it is expected that participating countries have 1) a realistic assessment of potential geothermal sites, 2) plans for further action where applicable, and 3) capacity to move forward on the basis of those plans and submit exploration drilling projects into funding pipelines.

Period

Commitment Year 2013
Final Year 2017

Cross-cutting issues

Documents

PD External Evaluations Other Internal Documents
Geothermal_Exploration_Project_PD Geothermal-Project-Mid-Term-Review-Final-Report_August-2016
DJI - Project Document Capacity-Building-and-Technical-Assistance-for-Geothermal-Development-in-Djibouti---Sub Project of the Geothermal Exploration Project ICE23066-1301
ETH - Project-Document-p.-1-26-Surface-Exploration-and-Capacity-Building-for-Geothermal-Development-in-Ethiopia
KEN-Project-Document-Capacity-Building-and-Technical-Assistance-for-GDC-Sub-Project-of-the-ICEIDA-NDF-Geothermal-Exploration-Project
RWA - Project-Document-Capacity-Building-and-Technical-Assistance-for-Geothermal-Drilling-in-Rwanda-Sub-Project-of-the-Geothermal-Exploration-Project-ICE23066-1301
TAN - Project-Document-Surface-Exploration-and-Capacity-Building-for-Geothermal-Development-in-Tanzania

Budget

ICEIDA Amount $6.500.000
Cofinancer Amount $6.500.000
Total Project Cost $13.000.000

Aid Effectiveness

Is this contribution aid to the government sector? No

Use of partner country public financial management systems
Are Partner Country budget systems used? No
Are partner country financial reporting systems used? No
Are partner country audit systems used? No
Are all 3 partner country public financial management systems used? No
Are partner country procurement systems used? No

Use of programme based approaches
Does the contribution fit within a single programme/budget framework? No
Is the contribution led by the host country/organisation? No
Is there a process for co-ordinating donors? No
Are at least 2 partner country systems being used? No
Is this a programme based approach? No
Which MDG (MDG´s) is being targeted? 7