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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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Workshop on Women´s Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Energy in Africa held in Gabon

UNU-GEST, in collaboration with UN Environment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Iceland, UN Women and Pan African Climate Justice Agency (PACJA) is organizing the workshop “Women’s Entrepreneurship on Sustainable Energy” in Libreville, Gabon during the Sixteen Session of the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN 16) on 13-14 June 2017. UNU-GEST Head of Research Erla Hlín Hjálmarsdóttir
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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 graduates from the UNU-GEST diploma programme

The UNU-GEST programme celebrated the graduation of 18 fellows awarded a post-graduate diploma in international gender studies. The fellows came from 12 different countries; six men and twelve women from Malawi, Mozambique, Palestine (West Bank), Uganda, Afghanistan, Somalia, Lebanon, Iraq, Tunisia, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Jamaica. The graduating class is the largest since the beginning of the programme and it is the fifth cohort after it became a part of the United Nations University in 2013.
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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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UNU-GEST field trip as part of the last module "Gender and Environment" May 2017

UNU-GEST travelled to Höfn, East Iceland where the fellows had the opportunity to learn about climate change and sustainability with experts from the Nýheimar Research Centre - Háskóli Íslands.
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UNU-GEST hosts the Nordic Women Mediators (NWM) Annual Meeting in Reykjavík, Iceland on 7 and 8 May 2017.

The NWM Annual Meeting is taking place in Reykjavík from 7-8 May hosted by UNU-GEST and the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs with the aim to discuss and endorse operational mechanisms, clarify roles and responsibilities and agree on specific outcomes for 2017-18.
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