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UNU-GEST and Lebanese American University Offer Joint Scholarships

The Lebanese American University (LAU) and UNU-GEST invite master's students to apply for a joint Erasmus+ and UNU-GEST fellowships to attend the 2018 Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in International Gender Studies at the University of Iceland. The programme will run from January 8 to May 24, 2018 in Reykjavík, Iceland.
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UNU-GEST Alumni 2017 Kevin Ogbajie: Two Months After Graduation

UNU-GEST is always excited to track down our alumni and catch up with them on their important work in their communities. Last year, UNU-GEST in collaboration with our alumni community drafted an alumni strategy, which sets out to create an international network of gender advocates, enabling them to share their knowledge, practices and support each other in the fight for gender equality worldwide. Meeting like-minded people and evolving together is at least as much – if not more important – than gaining theoretical knowledge and practical tools. It is, therefore, a great pleasure for us to learn/get to know when former follows continue work in the area of gender equality after the programme, especially on their own initiative. This year’s graduate, Kevin Ekechukwu Ogbajie from Nigeria, seems to have been busy since his graduation.
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Birzeit University in Palestine and UNU-GEST offer joint fellowships

External Academic Relation Office at Birzeit University and UNU-GEST invite master's students to apply for a joint Erasmus+ and UNU-GEST fellowships to attend the 2018 Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in International Gender Studies at the University of Iceland. The programme will run from January 8 to May 24, 2018 in Reykjavík, Iceland.
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UNU-GEST June newsletter has been published

Our June 2017 newsletter is full of news from our work over the last six months: 2017 graduation; activities of the graduates; snapshots from social media; our spring term lecture series; research on peacekeeping, small scale fisheries in Tanzania and on women in the geothermal sector; blog series; and alumni activities. Read more about it
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Recommendations of the Workshop “Women Entrepreneurs and Sustainable Energy in Africa” Incorporated in the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) Declaration

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UNU-GEST receives two grants from Icelandic Gender Equality Fund

On 19th June, a day is dedicated to women´s rights in Iceland, the Minister of Gender awarded grants from the Icelandic Gender Equality Fund. UNU-GEST received two grants, for the research-based project Gender Focused Value Chain Development of Aquaculture in Gaza Province, Mozambique, and for a short course to be held in Uganda on Gender and Climate Change. Dr. Pétur Waldorff and Erla Hlín Hjálmarsdóttir attended the ceremony as grant recipients.
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Workshop on Women's Entrepreneurs and Sustainable Energy in Africa Kicks off in Gabon

A workshop bringing together more than 100 women energy entrepreneurs and experts in energy policy, financing and capacity building, opened yesterday in Libreville, Gabon. The two-day workshop titled Women Entrepreneurs and Sustainable Energy in Africa brings to light the role that women can play across the energy value chain to expand economic opportunities and alleviate energy poverty. UNU-GEST joined forces with UN Environment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iceland, UN Women and Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) in organizing the event alongside the Sixteenth Session of the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN 16).
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UNU-GEST Director Gives a Talk at the first Nordic Science, Technology and Innovation Seminar on Women in Renewable Energy in Japan

UNU-GEST Director, Dr. Irma Erlingsdóttir, gives a lecture on women in the renewable energy sector at the first Nordic Science, Technology and Innovation (NORSTI) seminar in Japan, held at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo on 31 May 2017
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UNU-GEST present at the 1st Asia-Europe Conference on Women’s Economic Empowerment in Lithuania

UNU-GEST Project Assistant Laura Malinauskaite attended the first Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Conference “Women's Economic Empowerment: Creating Equal Opportunities in the World of Work”, which was held on May 25-26 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Conference focused on different aspects of women’s economic empowerment and provided a platform for a fruitful dialogue between policy-makers, public and private sectors, innovators, entrepreneurs, ender equality advocates and research institutions.
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Class of 2017 UNU-GEST fellows present final assignments

The UNU-GEST programme and the class of 2017 fellows would like to extend an invite to an event where fellows will present their final assignments. The event takes place on Monday 22 May 2017 from 11:00 -16:00 in room 101 in Oddi, University of Iceland campus. The event is held in English and open to all.
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