ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – MEDIA ADVISORY
What: Signing Ceremony for a Memorandum of Understanding on the Development of Geothermal Energy in East Africa between the US Agency for International Development and the AUC, and a brief question-and-answer (Q&A) from the press.
When: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Schedule: 10:30 Opening remarks (AUC and USAID)
10:50 Signing ceremony for the MOU
11:00 Q&A from the press
11:15 Press Conference adjourns
Where: Addis Ababa, African Union Headquarters and New Conference Center, Small Conference Room (2)
Who: Dr. Elham Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy
Mr. Earl Gast, USAID Assistant Administrator for Africa
Representatives from the African Development Bank, World Bank, KFW, JICA, and United Nations Environment Programme
This event comes at a time when the AUC – with assistance from KFW – has started phase one of geothermal exploration in five East African countries represented at the event. The MOU lays out the plan for geothermal development, capitalizing on opportunities offered by the AUC’s exploration program in Eastern African countries geothermal potential.
African Union Commission (AUC)