Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre

The Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre (KGRTC), a registered trust in Zambia, is a well-established institution controlled by a regional Board of Trustees (BOT) from Malawi, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. KGRTC operates independently with 63 members of staff on its establishment.

KGRTC was established in 1989, with the support of Scandinavian donor funding, to provide competitive specialized training solutions in hydropower and related fields to electricity utilities in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and Sub-Saharan regions.  KGRTC is ISO 9001 certified and a Grade One registered institution with the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA). The Centre has been recognised by the Association of Power Utilities in Africa [APUA] as a Centre of excellence in Africa. KGRTC has also earned an international reputation for quality training and provision of excellent accommodation, catering and conference facilities. KGRTC is situated in a tranquil environment in Namalundu, about one hundred (100) kilometres south of Lusaka and twenty-eight (28) kilometres off the Chirundu road, in the same vicinity as Zambias largest hydropower station i.e. Kafue Gorge Power Station. The unique location of the Centre away from the distraction of city life but within easy reach of a wide variety of social and sporting facilities creates a dynamic environment for study. Its location in a serene environment and the proximity of the mountains and gorges offer many opportunities for relaxation and out-door pursuits.

Courses Offered

SYSTEMS OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

ENGINEERING MAINTENANCEENGINEERING APPLICATIONS AND MANAGEMENT

SAFETY, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT AND QUALITY ASSURANCE

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

The number of delegates attending training programmes at KGRTC has steadily been increasing from 1991 to-date. Equally, participation by country and utility representation has also been increasing for both training and conferences. KGRTC has thus prioritized expansion of capacity for accommodation space, kitchen and restaurant, classroom and laboratory, and laundry facilities. Currently KGRTC has the following facilities for conducting its business activities:

Conference Meeting Rooms

The Africa Hall at KGRTC can seat up to 150 participants and the Kilimanjaro Board Room seats up to 20 participants. Both the Africa Hall and the Board Room are equipped with overhead projector, LCD, public address system and whiteboard

Catering Services

The Centre has two Restaurants, with a combined seating capacity of 70 people. A variety of meals, both traditional and international cuisines are offered to clients at competitive rates. The Restaurant opens for Breakfast from 07:00hrs to 09:00hrs, Lunch from 12:00hrs to 14:00hrs, Dinner from 19:00hrs to 21:00hrs.

  • Tel: +260 211 371007/8 +260 211 363947
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