Selection of countries and institutions

Site visits are conducted by representatives of the UNU-GTP to the countries requesting to send participants to the six month training. The potential role

Selection of countries and institutions

Site visits are conducted by representatives of the UNU-GTP to the countries requesting to send participants to the six month training. The potential role of geothermal energy within the energy plans of the respective country is assessed, and an evaluation made of the institutional capacities in the field of geothermal research and utilization. Based on this, the training needs of the country are assessed and recipient institutions selected.

The selection criteria for cooperative countries:

  1. The Government of Iceland and the UNU finance Fellows from institutions in developing countries, including e.g. South and Central America, sub-Saharan countries, and some Central and Eastern European countries.
  2. Priority is given to professionals from developing countries.
  3. The candiadate countries should have significant geothermal resource potential.
  4. Geothermal development should play an important role in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals in the countries in question.
  5. Priority is given to countries/institutions where geothermal developments are already under way.
  6. It is of great importance to assist in establishing complete teams of specialists in selected institutions.
  7. Industrialised countries can also be accepted provided that they bring their own funding.

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