Welcome to the homepage of The Second African Rift Geothermal Conference , ARGeo_C2. It will be held at Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, in Entebbe, Uganda from 24th to 28th November, 2008. The conference is organised by the Department of Geological Survey and Mines of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda.
The African Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGeoC) was initiated by the African Rift Geothermal Development Facility (ARGeo) Steering Committee meeting held in Nairobi in April 2004, during the preparatory stage of the ARGeo project for the development of the geothermal resources of the African Rift. It was decided that conferences be held biannually in ARGeo member states which include Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The conferences serve as fora for the exchange of information and experience on the exploration, development and utilization of geothermal resources in the African Rift region. To enhance the quality of the conferences, and benefit from industrial developments worldwide, the conferences attract international participation.
The conference will deal with all aspects concerning the geothermal resource from initial exploration to development and utilization, including case histories, environmental, social, legal, institutional, economic and financial issues, private sector participation, direct resource utilization schemes and possibilities.
Given the worldwide recognition of the magnitude and quality of the geothermal resource base of the East African region and the interest to contribute to its development, it is expected that specialists engaged in the exploration, development and utilization of geothermal resources worldwide will participate in the conference, as well as representatives of bi- and multilateral institutions engaged in geothermal project financing and implementation. In addition, participants both from within the current ARGeo region and from other African countries are expected to attend.