Djibouti - Geothermal Exploration Project in the Lake Assal Region

Project Summary

Approval Date 28 Jun 2013
Signature Date 26 Aug 2013
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Power
DAC Sector Code 23630
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 3,799,329.69
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Geothermal Exploration Project in the Lake Assal Region is part of a programme aimed at improving the quality of life for Djibouti's population by increasing their access to electricity through an expansion of national energy production capacity. The present project, which is the first phase of the above-mentioned program, aims to eliminate the risks associated with exploration, thereby establishing the right environment for private sector participation. The implementation of the project should permit to prepare the feasibility study for the geothermal field, which is a prerequisite for international competitive bidding to select the Independent Power Producer (IPP). It comprises four components, namely: (A) drilling activities; (B) technical assistance; (C) project implementation; and (D) environmental and social management.

Project Objectives

The project goal is to increase the green energy production capacity of the Republic of Djibouti to improve access to electricity for the people of Djibouti.


Generally, the main project beneficiaries are the entire population of Djibouti since the project will ultimately and substantially increase the production of reliable, clean and low-cost electricity in the country. With the subsequent reduction in energy costs, poor households will be the direct project beneficiaries.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Djibouti
Gouvernement de Djibouti Ministère de l'Economie des Finances et de la Planification


IATI identifier 46002-P-DJ-FA0-001
Last Update 05 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name KONE Moussa

Geographic Location

Country Djibouti
Coordinates Location Name
11.6644 42.4014 Lake Asal