New board of directors at UNU GTP


A new board of directors for the United Nations University – Geothermal Training Programme was formed today. The members of the board are Dr. Jakbob Rhyner, vice-rector UNU and Director UNU-EHS, Dr. Guðni Jóhannesson, Director General of Orkustofnun, Amb. María Erla Marelsdóttir, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Lúðvík S. Georgsson, Director UNU-GTP.

The Geothermal Training Programme of the United Nations University (UNU-GTP) is a postgraduate training programme, aiming at assisting developing countries in capacity building within geothermal exploration and development. The programme consists of six months annual training for practicing professionals from developing and transitional countries with significant geothermal potential. Priority is given to countries where geothermal development is under way, in order to maximize technology transfer.

The programme has operated in Iceland since 1979. It is a cooperation between the United Nations University and the Government of Iceland and is hosted by the National Energy Authority (Orkustofnun).