The "Short Course VIII on Exploration for Geothermal Resources" was held at Lake Naivasha in Kenya from October 31 until November 23, 2013. The course was hosted by the UNU-GTP, Geothermal Development Company, Kenya (GDC), and Kenya Electricity and Generating Company, Ltd. (KenGen). The course, is a continuation of the short course series on geothermal exploration that falls within the framework of UNU-GTP Millennium Short Courses that have been conducted annually in Kenya since 2005.
This year‘s course is attended by record number of 70 participant from 19 countries. The participants are from Kenya (32), DR Congo (3), Djibouti (3), Eritrea (3), Malawi (3), Rwanda (3), Sudan (3), Zambia (3), Burundi (2), Ethiopia (2), Nigeria (2), Tanzania (2), Uganda (2), Yemen (2), Cameroon (1), Comoros (1), Mozambique (1), Niger (1), and Tunisia (1). This is the first time Cameroon and Niger have participated in the course.