The Geothermal Association of Kenya (GAK) - a key professional body which will champion the development of geothermal energy - is up and running.
GAK is a non-political and non-governmental association which is an affiliate member of the renowned International Geothermal Association (IGA).The association aims to inspire, facilitate and promote coordination of activities related to local and worldwide research, development and application of geothermal resources.
Other objectives of GAK will be to encourage research, development and utilization of geothermal energy in Kenya.
It will also advance and promote the establishment of criteria for the exploration and development of geothermal resource. Besides, GAK will facilitate the enactment and adoption of uniform and appropriate legislation, rules and regulations for the development and utilization of geothermal energy resources.
GAK will provide a platform for information sharing on the nature of geothermal energy and its development. It is in the interest of GAK to promote geothermal education by conducting and participating in seminars, field trips and conferences.
GAK is Chaired by Dr. Silas Simiyu, GDC’s Managing Director & CEO. Godwin Mwawongo is the vice chairman. Dr. Peter Omenda and Cornel Ofwona are Treasurer and Secretary respectively, while Benjamin Kubo, James Wambugu, Martha Mburu, John Lagat, Grace Mwai and Michael Mbevi are board members.