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Icelandic International Development Cooperation

Funding for fisheries, renewable energy, and water and sanitation in Malawi, Mozambique, and Uganda

Principal Office: Iceland

The Icelandic International Development Cooperation is an autonomous agency under the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The International Development Cooperation executes and administers Iceland’s bilateral development assistance to promote cooperation between Iceland and developing countries.

International Development Cooperation focuses on just a few sectors and countries where Icelandic expertise is thought to be most useful. Projects for fisheries, water and sanitation, and energy are a significant part of its budget.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

The Icelandic International Development Cooperation does not manage a competitive grants program. It does, however, implement many of its projects through partner organizations in civil society.

1 — Civil Society in Iceland. Iceland has signed formal agreements with a few Icelandic charitable organizations for defined projects in its target countries. These are mainly for activities in health, education, and humanitarian issues. The “green sectors” are not well represented.

2 — Civil Society in Developing Countries. The International Development Cooperation’s country programs work with grassroots partner organizations, who may sometimes receive indirect financial assistance or assistance in-kind.

APPLICATION: There is no formal grants program or application process. However, grant seekers may want to inquire for information with the Icelandic International Development Cooperation.

Link to contact information

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

The Icelandic International Development Cooperation is engaged in bilateral development cooperation in the countries identified below.

Sub-Saharan Africa: Malawi, Uganda

The Icelandic International Development Cooperation’s website is available in Icelandic and English.

March 2021