Argeo C9 2022 Geothermal Conference
Article - 02/11/2022

African Rift Geothermal Conference

ARGeo-C9 is the leading geothermal energy development conference in Africa. The conference will take place in Djibouti from 1-7th of November 2022. Mannvit is attending the conference as an Exhibitor as well as co-hosting a workshop/side events for the GRMF (Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility) for East Africa since Mannvit is the technical consultant to the GRMF. Rödl & Partner is the leading consultant for the GRMF on behalf of the African Union Commission (AUC).

The ARGeo - C9 focuses on specific topics from geo-scientific exploration studies, reservoir engineering, drilling, country case studies, powerplants, direct-use, project management, policy and financing, new technologies, gender, and energy, Environmental, health, safety & social factors in geothermal development.

The exhibition stand where Mannvit is taking part is hosted by Green by Iceland and shared with our colleagues that Mannvit works in partnership with in East Africa’s geothermal projects, Verkís, Vatnaskil and Ísor (, as well as BBA Fjeldco (law firm).

Ministers from East Africa

The Conference will be held at the Djibouti Palace Kempinski Hotel in Djibouti. Ministers of Energy of the following countries will be attending: Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

The Government of the Republic of Djibouti, through the Office of the Djiboutian Geothermal Energy Development (ODDEG), are hosting the 9th African Rift Geothermal Conference in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), African Union Commission (AUC), Africa Geothermal Association (AGA), African Women Advancing Geothermal (AWAG), ARGeo member countries and other international partners involved in geothermal sector including Ministry for Foreign Affairs - Government of Iceland (MFA-Iceland); Geothermal Training Programme (GRÓ GTP) under the auspices of UNESCO, and the International Geothermal Association (IGA).

The Conference will be hosted under the auspices of the UNEP Africa Geothermal Development facility Programme (ARGeo) as one of its biennial geothermal conferences. The eight previous biennial conferences were held in Ethiopia (2006), Uganda, (2008), Djibouti (2010), Kenya (2012), Tanzania (2014), Ethiopia (2016), Rwanda (2018). The eighth Conference (ARGeo-C8) was held virtually in 2020 and hosted by the Government of Kenya.