ICEIDA: Pure Energy: Road Map to the Future


“I am also convinced that our experience in harnessing our natural resources in an intelligent way provides important lessons for many developing countries,” says Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, the president of Iceland, in his article Icelandic Road Map to a Clean Energy Future, in ICEIDA’s newly published periodical. Ólafur Ragnar says that he hopes that many countries will follow our lead and realise that what is now considered a tough challenge can in a relative short time become a successful reality if the right policies are adopted.

The periodical “On Development” comes out every year and this time presents ten interesting articles by Icelandic and foreign authors regarding development. The periodical is published both in Icelandic and English.

Aside from the president of Iceland the following authors have articles in the periodical:

Sigurbjörg Sigurgeirsdóttir, administration specialist, writes about a new organisational structure for Icelandic international development cooperation. Nick Mabey, the director of Third Generation Environmentalism, writes about climate change and African Development. Þorvaldur Gylfason, professor in economics writes the article “When Iceland was Ghana”. Inga Dóra Pétursdóttir, specialist at ICEIDA’s country office in Malawi, writes about culture, exoticism and HIV in Africa. Héðinn Halldórsson, reporter, asks: Who Cares about Africa? and studies the continent’s image in the nordic media. Gerður Gestsdóttir, ICEIDA’s project manager for social projects in Nicaragua, writes about Maternal Houses. Stefán Jón Hafstein, ICEIDA’s country director in Malawi, writes the article “Back to the Grassroot: Theories on Different Approaches in Development and How They Apply to Two Real Examples”. Þórarinna Söebech, publishing and PR manager at the ICEIDA head office, writes about district development in Kalangala in Uganda. And Þráinn Friðriksson, geochemist, writes about sharing the Icelandic Geothermal Experience with Nicaragua.

The periodical is available at ICEIDA’s office at Þverholt 14. It is also possible to call 545-8980 or send an email to and request it to be sent by post.