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

Reykjavík , Iceland

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

    The UNU Land Restoration Training Programme (UNU-LRT) 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 Geothermal Training Programme
    Lúðvík S. Georgsson
    ORKUSTOFNUN, Grensásvegur 9 IS-108 Reykjavík, Iceland
    T: +354 569-6000
    F: +354 568-8896

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

    UNU Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme
    Dr. Irma Erlingsdóttir
    UNU-GEST, University of Iceland, Gimli 3rd Floor, Saemundargata 10, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
    T: +354 525 4172