Partner Countries and Activities
The Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA) operates exclusively in Africa. ICEIDA is engaged in development co-operation with three sub-Saharan countries: Malawi, Mozambique and Uganda. In addition, ICEIDA is the Lead Agency in the Geothermal Exploration Project with joint co-financing of the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) in Eastern Africa.
ICEIDA´s main objective is to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life among the poorest. ICEIDA's work rests on two pillars. Firstly, the Agency has chosen to work in accordance with international agreements and, in particular, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Secondly, the Agency endeavours to utilise Iceland's expertise in the field of natural resources. Accordingly, support will be provided to strengthen the education and health of the poor, in addition to focus on fisheries, both capture fisheries and aquaculture, and harnessing geothermal energy for energy production.
Our three partner countries are among the poorest nations in the world. Recent years have seen the closure of ICEIDA's operations in three partner countries, Namibia, Nicaragua and Sri Lanka, due to the economic collapse in Iceland in 2008. However, when the next review of the Strategy for Development Cooperation takes place, the selection of partner countries will be re-examined.
More information about ICEIDA´s partner countries and the Agency can be found by clicking on the links to the left.