In the framework of regional cooperation, the European Union is actively supporting the development of energy sector of the Great Lakes region, with EGL ( CEPGL's Great Lakes Energy Agency (Energie des Grands Lacs - EGL) being one of the implementing agencies for the currently ongoing European Development Fund (EDF) Financing Agreement "Programme de relance de la CEPGL". Under this programme, funding has been earmarked for studies of the geothermal resources of Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, for the pursuing of which, a partnership has been established between ICEIDA and the European Union Delegation in Rwanda.Read more
Three Members of the Icelandic Parliament participated in a meeting in Kampala, Uganda in April which was held by the IPU. After the meeting they visited ICEIDA‘s Projects in Kalangala District, at Ssese Islands.
„The Country Strategy Paper is a new milestone in the cooperation between ICEIDA and the Malawian Authorities“, says Mr. Wiium, ICEIDA‘s new Country Director in Malawi. The Country Strategy Paper which is valid from July 2012 until end of June 2016 is the first one with a Cooperation Country as is written in A Parliamentary Resolution on a Strategy for Iceland‘s International Development Cooperation 2011–2014 from last year.Read more