Alumni News

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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Class of 2017 graduates from the UNU-GEST diploma programme

The UNU-GEST celebrated the graduation of 18 fellows awarded a post-graduate diploma in international gender studies. The fellows come from 12 different countries and this year´s graduating class is the largest since the beginning of the programme. A total of 86 students have graduated from the UNU-GEST programme.
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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 fellow Bisharo Ali, from Somalia, featured in the Icelandic National TV for her efforts towards alleviating Somali humanitarian crisis.

Bisharo Ali is leading a series of fundraising activities to alleviate the humanitarian crisis currently happening in Somalia in collaboration with Icelandic Red Cross.
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UNU-GEST former fellow Laureen Karayi (UWONET) from Uganda WEE Leadership Awards 2017 winner!

UNU-GEST former fellow, Laureen Karayi Nabimanya​, Programme Coordinator Uganda Women's Network (UWONET)​, is one of the WINNERS of the prestigious WEE Leadership Awards 2017 by Oxfam​ Knowledge Hub on Women’s Economic Empowerment in Agriculture.
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UNU-GEST staff to participate in the “Discrimination, justice and the role of humanities" Seminar - Hugvísindaþing Humanities’ Conference 2017.

UNU-GEST staff members, Erla Hlín Hjálmarsdóttir and Dr. Pétur Waldorff; Dr. Giti Chandra, an associated researcher and the fellow Ekram Osman from Ethiopia will participate in the seminar called “Discrimination, justice and the role of humanities” at the University of Iceland as a part of the Hugvísindaþing Humanities’ Conference 2017.
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UNU-GEST fellows visit the President of Iceland

The 2017 cohort of UNU-GEST fellows visited the President of Iceland, Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and the First Lady, Mrs. Eliza Reid at Bessastaðir, the presidential residence, on the 27 February. The fellows were warmly greeted by the President and the First Lady.
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