Alumni News

Gender Responsive Budgeting: Short course held in Reykjavik

UNU-GEST offered a short course in gender responsive budgeting, held at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, 19-23 February 2018 for 29 participants from 17 countries
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UNU-GEST fellows visit the President and First Lady of Iceland

Today, 14th of February, the 2018 cohort of UNU-GEST fellows had the honour of visiting the President of Iceland, Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and the First Lady, Mrs. Eliza Reid, at Bessastaðir, the presidential residence.
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Fellows of 2018 class in certification process for project management associates

For the first time, a D-level certification as a project management associate, is a part of the UNU-GEST curriculum in the post-graduate diploma programme in international gender studies
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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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