Alumni News

Alumni event in Maputo

UNU-GEST hosted an alumni event in Maputo on December 13 at the Mozambican Ministry of Gender, Children and Social action. The event brought together thirteen of the fourteen Mozambique alumni as well as two of the three fellows that will join the UNU-GEST academic programme in January 2018
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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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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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‘This girl is on fire!’: Understanding Gender Through Literature and Other Cultural Texts

Dr. Giti Chandra, an associated scholar at UNU-GEST offers a new course at the University of Iceland. The course offers a range of readings and texts from literature, audio and visual texts, and theories, around issues of gender in all its ramifications.
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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. This year’s graduate, Kevin Ekechukwu Ogbajie from Nigeria, seems to have been busy since his graduation.
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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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Workshop on Women 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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