Technical Assistance Programme in Sustainable use of Natural Resources
Businesses and independent experts can contribute to development cooperation by providing professional advice in project made by international organizations.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs operates on 5 expert lists, the contribution to Iceland’s development cooperation is in the form of providing access and funding for technical experts in the following fields:
- gender equality
- geothermal energy
- hydropower energy
- land restoration and sustainable management
The Ministry has a list of consultants from private and public entities which can be called upon for assignments on relatively short notice. The MFA also uses this list of consultants to access experts for its own projects in development cooperation.
The Icelandic Central Public Procurement agency manages registration onto the list of consultants for the ministry in accordance with set criteria for registration. The list is open for registration through the Icelandic Central Public Procurement agency. The registration project manager is Hanna Steina Arnarsdóttir ([email protected]). Consultants must submit appropriate papers along with a CV according to World Bank format. The list does not guarantee that the relevant company/consultant will receive a project.
Only experienced experts are wanted, either class A consultants with more than 20 years of experience in the field or class B consultants that have more than 10 years of experience in the profession.
The scope and nature of projects depends on demand from partners, e.g. international organizations. Most of the projects to date have been organized by the World Bank (WB), but the Ministry has concluded agreements (MOU) with the international organizations listed below.
- The World Bank
- Food Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
- United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
Projects can be of all sizes, but their common length is between 50-200 hours.