The annual Short Course on Geothermal Exploration and Development was held in Kenya from 9 to 29 November 2017. The course was the second in the series of short courses organised by the UNU Geothermal Training Programme (UNU-GTP), KenGen, and the Geothermal Development Company.
The first week of the Short Course was devoted to fieldwork in the surroundings of Lake Bogoria in the Rift Valley. Participants then moved to Lake Naivasha, where they attended lectures on the environmental aspects of geothermal development, drilling, reservoir engineering, and utilisation. The lectures were also complemented by field trips to the nearby Olkaria geothermal fields, laboratories, and power plants.
This year, 63 participants from 17 countries participated in the course: Cameroon (2), Comoros (2), Djibouti (2), Democratic Republic of the Congo (1), Eritrea (1), Ethiopia (4), Kenya (33), Malawi (2), Morocco (2), Mozambique (1), Nigeria (1), Rwanda (2), Sudan (1), Tanzania (3), Uganda (4), Yemen (1), and Zambia (1). The instructors came from Kenya, several neighbouring countries in East Africa, and Iceland.
For more information on the Short Course, read the news story on the UNU-GTP website.