The UNU Geothermal Training Programme (UNU-GTP) will have their annual lecture series from 5–9 October 2015 with guest lecturer Dr Meseret Teklemariam Zemedkun.
Dr Meseret, an Ethiopian geologist and geothermal specialist, has a wealth of experience in exploration and development of geothermal resources in Ethiopia and East Africa. She served on the Board of the International Geothermal Association from 2001–2006 and again from 2010 to the present, and is the president of its African Regional Geothermal Branch.
She will give lectures on geothermal energy in Vídgelmir in Orkugardur, Grensásvegur 9, according to the following schedule:
Monday, 5 October – 9:00–10:15
Borehole geology, hydrothermal alteration mineralogy and fluid inclusion geothermometry (Part I)
Tuesday 6 October – 9:00–10:15
Borehole geology, hydrothermal alteration mineralogy and fluid inclusion geothermometry (Part II)
Wednesday 7 October – 9:00–10:15
Strategy and scenarios of geothermal resource exploration and development in the East Africa Region
Thursday 8 October – 9:00–10:15
Geothermal resource exploration and development in Ethiopia and Kenya
Friday 9 October – 9:00–10:15
UNEP ARGeo programme and its role in enhancing geothermal development in the East Africa region.
The lectures are open for everyone and free of charge. For more information, please visit the event page on the UNU-GTP website.
Dr Meseret received her BSc degree in geology from Addis Ababa University in 1984. She was a UNU Fellow with the UNU-GTP 6-month geothermal training programme in 1985, and received a postgraduate diploma in geothermal energy technology in Italy in 1990. Her PhD studies at the University of Pisa, examined the geological processes of the Aluto-Langano geothermal system in Ethiopia.
Dr Meseret made her professional name as a geologist and geothermal expert at the Geological Survey of Ethiopia (GSE), and was in charge of its geothermal department from 2003. In 2009, she left GSE and was an international geothermal consultant at ICS-UNIDO in Italy for one year, and in 2010–2011 she was at the African Union (AUC) in Ethiopia. In 2011, she took over as the programme manager of the ARGeo project, the regional Geothermal Programme for East Africa, hosted at UNEP‘s Nairobi office in Kenya.