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RIKK & UNU-GEST Joint Lecture Series: Second Lecturer, Dr. Henri Myrttinen

Dr. Henri Myrttinen, Head of Gender and Peacebuilding with International Alert, is the second lecturer in the 2019 RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference & UNU-GEST – United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme – lecture series during spring term 2019. His lecture is titled: “Broadening the Scope – The Risks and Benefits of Integrating Masculinities and LGBTIQ into the Women, Peace and Security Agenda”, and will take place on Thursday, 24th of January, from 12:00 to 13:00.
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RIKK & UNU-GEST Lecture Series

Last week, Dr. Edda Björk Þórðardóttir Postdoctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Iceland opened the 2019 RIKK & UNU-GEST Lecture Series with her presentation “Trauma and its Health-Related Effects” at the National Museum of Iceland.
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UNU-GEST Welcomes the Fellows of 2019

Today, the United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (UNU-GEST) welcomed its 12th cohort to the postgraduate diploma programme in International Gender Studies. This semester, UNU-GEST has the pleasure of hosting 24 Fellows - eight men and sixteen women, from thirteen countries: Afghanistan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kosovo, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestine, Serbia, and Uganda. The Fellows represent experts and postgraduate students from various professional fields including universities, local governments, public information, police, and legal assistance.
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World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report for 2018 Released - Iceland Sits at the Top

On December 18th the World Economic Forum (WEF) released the annually published Global Gender Report for 2018. For the tenth year in a row, Iceland sits at the top of the index, followed by Norway, Sweden and Finland.
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UNU-GEST and the Icelandic Red Cross sign a Memorandum of Understanding

Last week, the United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training (UNU-GEST) Programme and the Icelandic Red Cross signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU expresses an interest in collaborating in developing gender equality projects and sharing of expertise in the field of humanitarian and developing work, in Iceland and internationally.
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Book Publication: African Peacekeeping Training Centres

The book by EDDA Researcher Anne Flaspöler, African Peacekeeping Training Centres: Socialisation as a Tool for Peace? has just been published by Routledge. The publication was supported by the EDDA Center and the United Nations University Gender Studies and Training Programme (UNU-GEST).
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Nordic Women Mediators’ Annual Meeting in Copenhagen 21-22 November 2018

On Wednesday and Thursday 21-22 November 2018, the Nordic Women Mediators (NWM) network's annual meeting will take place in Copenhagen.
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Dr. Irma Erlingsdóttir, the Director of the UNU-GEST programme, on an exchange visit in Podgorica

As part of an Erasmus+ partnership with the University of Montenegro, Dr Irma Erlingsdóttir, the Director of the UNU-GEST programme, is this week on an exchange visit in Podgorica.
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UNU-GEST alumni Kevin Ekechukwu Ogbajie was one of the Panellists at the World Youth Forum 2018

From 4th until the 10th November 2017, Egypt held the World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh and UNU-GEST alumni Kevin Ekechukwu Ogbajie was one of the Panellists attending, discussing innovative start-ups and entrepreneurship. Kevin gave a talk on the project proposal developed during his stay in Iceland, Fish Farming Agribusiness: A Panacea to Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment in Nigeria.
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NORA 2019 Conference

Gender and feminist researchers are invited to participate in the NORA 2019 Conference on critical feminist cross-disciplinary research and activities held at the University of Iceland, 22-24 May 2019.
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