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UNU-GEST at the African Women Energy Entrepreneurs Framework launch

UNU-GEST took part in launching the African Women Energy Entrepreneurs Framework (AWEEF) at the closing plenary session of the Science Policy Business Forum.
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UNU-GEST hosts Malawi alumni event in Lilongwe

UNU-GEST hosted an alumni event in Lilongwe last week that brought together nine of the seventeen former UNU-GEST fellows from Malawi. The alumni event sparked the formalisation of the UNU-GEST Malawi Alumni Association, which will be taken forward by former fellows in Malawi.
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Women's roles in Transitional Justice in Northern Uganda analyzed in the Wikigender University online article series

Wikigender University online article series by UNU-GEST fellows from the class of 2017 continues. Harriet Adong from Uganda writes about women's participation in Transitional Justice in Northern Uganda.
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Dams, decisions, discourses and developments in Nile Basin Countries

The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) and the University of Iceland will co-host the workshop on 2 November in the Nordic House: "Dams, decisions, discourses and developments in Nile Basin Countries". Dr. Pétur Waldorff, UNU-GEST Senior researcher will participate in the workshop´s round table discussion.
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UNU-GEST leads a panel at Þjóðarspegillinn Social Sciences Conference

The panel "International Development in Transition: Critical Perspectives" will be held in Þjóðarspegillinn Social Sciences Conference organised by the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) of the University of Iceland on the 3rd of November 2017. Dr. Pétur Waldorff and Erla Hlín Hjálmarsdóttir from UNU-GEST will participate in the panel.
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UNU-GEST at Women's Economic Forum

UNU-GEST lends its voice to the Women’s Economic Forum in Reykjavik, on the 19th and 20th of October, 2017. Dr. Giti Chandra, Affiliated Scholar at UNU-GEST, speaks on “Women’s Bodies: The Breaking and Unbreaking of the World”, while Erla Hlin Hjalmarsdottir presents on “Educational Approach For Enhancing Women’s Economic Engagement: The Case of UNU-GEST”, on the panel “Women’s Workforce: New Models for Engagement”.
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Feminist Resistance to the Rise of Nationalism and Populism

The RINGS Conference “Feminist Resistance to the Rise of Nationalism and Populism” was be held 4–6 October 2017 at the University of Iceland. It is organized by the EDDA Research Center and RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference in collaboration with the United Nations Gender Equality and Training Programme (UNU-GEST)
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Global Day of Action: Calling for progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

On September 25th, we celebrate the second anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Global Day of action is a global mobilization of civil society organizations, NGOs, activists, SDG advocates and committed individuals to share their voices on the #GlobalGoals. In September of 2015, UN member states agreed to a set of 17 “Global Goals” as part of their Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”), an initiative known formally as ”Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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Climate change and agriculture explored in the Wikigender University online article series

Wikigender University online article series by UNU-GEST fellows from the class of 2017 continues. Kevin Ogbajie from Nigeria writes about Supporting Rural Women’s Access to Agricultural Finance in Nigeria and Filipe Mate explores the impact of droughts on adolescent girls in Mozambique.
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UNU-GEST Article Series for Wikigender University

Wikigender University recently published a series of online articles by UNU-GEST fellows from the class of 2017. Two articles on the theme of gender-based violence are now accessible online, written by Devashia Whyte from Jamaica and Rami Abu Sa’ad from Palestine
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