GRÓ - International Centre for Capacity Development
Iceland places a high priority on capacity building in developing countries. UNESCO plays a key role in this respect - both in developing institutional and human capacities - to support member states in reaching the SDGs in UNESCO’s fields of competence.
To support this work, GRÓ, the International Centre for Capacity Development, comprising four of Iceland’s flagship development programmes was moved under the auspices of UNESCO in 2020. The centre comprises four training programmes in the fields of Fisheries, Gender Equality, Geothermal Energy and Land Restoration. More than 1400 fellows from over 100 developing countries have graduated from the training programmes in Iceland from inception, and over 4000 have attended short training courses in partner countries. Upon graduation, these fellows have played a key role in contributing to the sustainable development of their home countries.