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GEST joins GRÓ - Centre for Capacity Development, Sustainability and Societal Change

After many years of collaboration, the United Nations University and the GEST programme are parting ways. They do so along with the other three Icelandic UNU programmes (FTP, GTP and LRT). The four programmes and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization (UNESCO) have recognised the potential for collaboration based on their strong focus on capacity development and their global presence.
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10-Year Anniversary Seminar in Nairobi

This week on December 16-18, the GEST Programme celebrates its 10-year anniversary at the Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development Nairobi in collaboration with the UNESCO Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST) and the Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM).
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A Call to End Violence Against Women and Girls: Ambassador‘s Dialogue with GEST Alumni in Uganda

Last week, GEST alumni in Uganda participated in a dialogue with Ambassador Unnur Orradóttir Ramette, as a part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign.
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UNU-GEST participated in side events and sessions at the Reykjavík Global Forum: Women Leaders

The international conference “Reykjavík Global Forum: Women Leaders“ took place this week. The UNU-GEST contributed two events related to the Reykjavík Global Forum: a formal session of Leader Talks in Harpa, as the Icelandic operational partner of Nordic Women Mediators in partnership with the and the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Iceland, and at a side event organized by the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute, where Dr. Irma Erlingsdóttir, director of UNU-GEST, participated in a panel on “Women, Leadership and the Sustainability of Languages and Cultures”.
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Call for Abstracts: Gender and Climate Change

The RIKK and GEST lunchtime lecture series for spring 2020 is devoted to gender and climate change.
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The Imagine Forum: Women for Peace

This year, UNU-GEST is co-hosting with Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Höfði's annual Peace Conference, The Imagine Forum. The conference takes place at Veröld at the University of Iceland on October 10, 2019 and the main theme this year is Women for Peace.
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GEST alumni Chikondi Manyungwa awarded a GEST Ph.D. grant

GEST has awarded Chikondi Manyungwa a Ph.D. grant for her research project on the participation of women in the fish value chain and the value chain governance in Malawi, focusing on the villages Msaka by Lake Malawi and Kachulu by Lake Chilwa.
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MeToo: Moving Forward

This September an international conference that explores the #MeToo movement will be held in Reykjavík.
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UNU-GEST July 2019 Newsletter!

Our July 2019 newsletter is full of news from our work over the last months, including the 2019 graduation, fellows' activities and field visits, the new module, and various events.
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UNU-GEST Short Course: Gender and Climate Change in Uganda

Last week, UNU-GEST in partnership with the Ugandan Government; Climate Change Department and Makarere University with the support of the Icelandic Foreign Ministry, conducted short training course of Gender and Climate Change in Mbale town, Uganda. The training was attended by 30 specialists from Karamoja region, Bududa and Mbale representing different sectors within district local governments, and representatives of CSOs.
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