Dr. Meseret Teklemariam ZemedkunProgram Manager, Energy, UNEP, Nairobi

    Meseret received her PhD in Earth Sciences – Geothermics from University of Pisa, Italy. She did post graduate studies in Geothermal Science and Technology in Iceland and Italy. Her first degree is in Geology from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. She was a UNU Fellow at UNU-GTP in Iceland in 1985, and in 2015 she was the UNU Visiting Lecturer at UNU-GTP.

    Meseret is currently working for UN Environment (UNEP) and manages and coordinates the African Rift Geothermal Facility Program (ARGeo) and Renewable Energy Portfolio in the Africa office in Nairobi. Prior to this, she spent 20 years in the Geological Survey of Ethiopia (GSE) where she was

    Head of Department responsible for the Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology and Geothermal divisions. She has also been closely involved in different international assignments such as with the International Center for Science and High Technology- UNIDO, African Union Commission (AUC) that included initiating and designing the Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility for Eastern Africa Countries. Meseret has also served as a member of the International Geothermal Association (IGA) Board of Directors, and elected by IGA to serve as a chairperson of the African Geothermal Branch.

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