Geothermal Centre of Excellence Team

Dr. Robert Ogutu, Ag. Deputy Manager

Dr. Robert Ogutu is in charge of the Geothermal Centre of Excellence Department. He reports to the General Manager, Strategy Research and Innovation. The Department has three (3) sections, Capacity Building and Resource Centre, External Consultancies, Linkages and Partnerships and the Research and Innovation section. The Capacity Building and Resource Centre and the External Consultancies, Linkages and Partnerships sections are headed by Chief Officers. The Research and Innovation section is headed by a Senior Scientist.

Pauline Sheghu, Chief Officer

Pauline Sheghu is the Chief Officer in charge of External Consultancies, Linkages and Partnerships.
KEY FUNCTIONS
Management of External Consultancies

  • Develop/Review a framework to manage External Consultancies
  • Management of contractual and administrative aspects of External Consultancies
Management of Linkages and Partnerships
  • Sourcing for External Consultancies and trainees
  • Establish Linkages and Partnerships tools
  • Maintenance of linkages /partners and collaborations database
Promotion of GCE programs
  • Develop, Review a promotional plan/strategy
  • Implement a promotional plan/strategy

Grace Kiplagat, Chief Officer

Grace Kiplagat is the Chief Officer in charge of Capacity Building and Resource Centre.
KEY FUNCTIONS
Oversee the establishment of GDC training facility.

  • Registration of training facility and infrastructure establishment
Oversee the running of GDC training facility
  • Schedule training programs & calendar
  • Accreditation of programs & trainers
  • Certification of programs
  • Review of fee structure
  • Establish & maintain expert/resource persons/profiles database
Management of the Resource Centre

Dr. Thecla Mutia, Senior Scientist

Dr. Thecla Mutia is a Senior Scientist in charge of Research and Innovation
KEY FUNCTIONS
Facilitate Research and Innovation

  • Develop research and development strategies, tools, management processes and methodologies.
  • Developing networks and collaborations with partners with the aim of leveraging strategic partnerships
  • Sourcing for research funding through proposal writing
Management of conferences
  • Liaise with external organizations and institutions and coordinate GDCs representation in national and international fora
  • Co-ordinate presentation of results of any completed research work at international conferences and publication in peer review journals
Preparation of conferences annual calendar
  • Oversee the establishment of both GDC training facility and AGCE
  • Curriculum development/review

VISION
To be a world leader in the development of geothermal resources.

MISSION
Develop green energy for Kenya from geothermal resources.

VALUES
Integrity - GDC subscribes to high ethical standards, openness and honesty.

Professionalism - GDC embraces excellence, quality service, and continual improvement.