About the IGA East Africa Regional Branch (EARB)

Objectives and activities

EARB represents the geothermal power sector in the East Africa Region. It works for the promotion and regional deployment of geothermal energy technology and advocates a future energy system based on renewable energy. 

The EARB was established, under IGA, in 2012  and registered under the Kenyan Societies Law on 6 February 2013. Its certificate of Registration is enclosed.

EARB promotes and supports research, the development and utilization of geothermal resources in the East Africa Region through the publication of scientific and technical information among the geothermal specialists, the business community, governmental representatives, UN organisations, civil society and the general public.


At present, EARB has more than 100 members. The membership categories include:

  • Scientific members: scientific and research institutes
  • Corporate members: companies and public bodies
  • Individual members
  • Honorary memebers

How to become a member of the  East Africa regional IGA branch?
In order to join the East Africa Regional Branch Applications shall be sent to either the secretary or the chairperson of the regional branch for approval.

Membership fees
There is no membership fee. 

Structure and Bylaws

The EARB consists of its Membership, its Forum, its Officers, its Permanent Committees, its Secretariat and such Committees as from time to time may exist.

Committees & Board

At present the interim officials of the Branch are: 

  • Chairperson: Meseret Teklemariam Zemedkun
  • Vice-Chairperson: Dr. Peter Omenda
  • Secretary: Ms. Ruth Musembi
  • Treasurer: TBC
  • Permanenet Committee of chairpersons will be delivered soon.
IGA East Africa Regional Branch Bylaws
178.3 KBDownload

Geographic outline

The EARB of IGA relates to a Region comprising the following countries:
Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia,  Malawi and Mozambique.
Other countries may be added to this area by a majority vote of the EARB Forum.


UNEP-ARGeo Steering Committee and Technical Review Meeting, Nairobi, Kenya ( April 2014)
Fifth African Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGeo-C5), Arusha, Tanzania (November 2014)


Meseret Teklemariam Zemedkun (Ph.D)

Program Manager,
ARGeo | Regional Office for Africa (ROA) | United Nations Environment Programme

+254 20 762 5634

Peter Omenda (Dr.)

General Manager - Energy Resource Development | EXT:6106
Head Office: Taj Tower, 9th Floor, Upper hill | P.O Box 100746, 00101, Nairobi Kenya
Pilot line: +254 719 036000; 020 2427516 | http://www.gdc.co.ke