Iceland-based Programme (UNU-FTP, UNU-GTP, UNU-LRT & UNU-GEST)

Reykjavík , Iceland

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  • The UNU programme based in Iceland comprises three natural resources-focused training components: fisheries, geothermal energy and land restoration, and one gender equality training programme.

    The UNU Fisheries Training Programme (UNU-FTP) contributes to capacity building in developing countries where fisheries are of national or provincial importance.

    The UNU Geothermal Training Programme (UNU-GTP) assists developing countries with significant geothermal potential to establish groups of specialists in geothermal exploration and development by providing specialized training opportunities.

    The UNU Land Restoration Training Programme (UNU-LRT), established in February 2010, seeks to help developing countries in their fight against land degradation, soil erosion, unsustainable land use and desertification, and in their attempts to restore degraded land.

    The UNU Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (UNU-GEST) promotes gender equality and women’s empowerment through education and training by facilitating capacity development of professionals and organisations to strengthen their capabilities in the fields of gender equality work.


    UNU Fisheries Training Programme
    Dr. Tumi Tómasson
    Hafrannsóknastofnunin – Marine Research Institute, Skúlagata 4, P.O. Box 1390 121 Reykjavík, Iceland
    T: +354 552-0240
    F: +354 562-3790

    UNU Geothermal Training Programme
    Dr. Ingvar Birgir Fridleifsson
    ORKUSTOFNUN, Grensásvegur 9 IS-108 Reykjavík, Iceland
    T: +354 569-6000
    F: +354 568-8896

    UNU Land Restoration Training Programme
    Dr. Hafdís Hanna Aegisdóttir
    Keldnaholt IS – 112 Reykjavík Iceland
    T: +354 433-5232
    F: +354 433-5201