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GEEREF - Akiira Geothermal Power Plant


Displacement (physical and/or economic)

Description: Complaint raises concerns about physical relocation, loss of shelter, and/or loss of assets that relate to income or livelihood.

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Description: Project relates to energy access, legal frameworks regarding the energy sector, and development and operation of energy infrastructure, including power generation and electric and gas distribution and storage. Projects specifically related to the extraction of oil and gas are not included.

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Description: Project relates to construction or improvement of large structures, facilities, or public works projects. Examples include roads and other transportation projects, sanitation and water treatment facilities, power plants, and industrial facilities.

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Name: GEEREF - Akiira Geothermal Power Plant

Investments: EIB


Support: Loans

Country: Kenya


IAM: Complaints Mechanism (CM)

ID: EIF/E/2020/01

Date Filed: June 3, 2020

Date Closed: Aug. 24, 2021

Status: Monitoring


On 3 June 2020, the EIB-CM received a complaint alleging the failure of the Akiira One geothermal power plant (the Project) to prevent a forced eviction and to address loss of livelihoods of the Project-Affected Persons (PAPs) in the project area. The Project is partly financed by DI Frontier Market Energy and Carbon Fund (hereinafter “the Fund”). The Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund (GEEREF), a compartment of the European Initiative on Clean, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change related to Development SICAV-SIF, invested in the Fund. GEEREF is advised by the EIB Group: the EIF in its role of Advisor and the EIB in its role of Sub-Advisor. Furthermore, the EIB is an investor in GEEREF and the EIF represents the European Union’s shareholding in GEEREF as Trustee for the European Commission. As part of its Initial Assessment, the EIB-CM identified the following allegations as constituting the scope of the inquiry: · The EIB Group’s failure to adequately assess and monitor the Fund’s capability to assess and monitor the effectiveness of the social management systems of its underlying investments, and ultimately the social impacts on the ground. · The EIB Group’s failure to take appropriate actions vis-à-vis GEEREF in order to ensure that the Fund prevents and/or mitigates alleged negative impacts of eviction, such as: o Deterioration of livelihoods. o Displacement and destruction of private property. o Declining access to health and education.

Complaint Stages


June 3, 2020



Start Date: June 3, 2020


June 3, 2020 -

June 4, 2020


Status: Closed With Output

Start Date: June 3, 2020

End Date: June 4, 2020


June 4, 2020 -

Dec. 1, 2020


Status: Closed With Output

Start Date: June 4, 2020

End Date: Dec. 1, 2020

Dispute Resolution

Not Undertaken

Dispute Resolution

Status: Not Undertaken

Start Date: None

Compliance Review

Dec. 1, 2020 -

July 30, 2021

Compliance Review

Status: Closed With Output

Start Date: Dec. 1, 2020

End Date: July 30, 2021

Has Compliance Report: Yes

Non-Compliance Found: Yes


July 30, 2021


Status: In Progress

Start Date: July 30, 2021


Aug. 24, 2021