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UNU-GEST welcomes new fellows: the class of 2016!

The class of 2016 fellows of the UNU-GEST Diploma Programme in International Gender Studies has arrived at the University of Iceland.
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UNU-GEST lecture series 29 January - Gender Specifics: A Hidden View from Kuwait

Prof. Mai Al-Nakib from Kuwait University lecture addresses a wide range of issues linked to cultural politics in the Middle East—from Arab feminisms to the ethical question of Palestinians in Kuwait.
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Lusungu Kayira: Profile of a UNU-GEST Fellow 2015

Lusungu Kayira is a dedicated 21 year old social worker from Malawi and the youngest fellow ever to graduate from the UNU-GEST post-graduate diploma programme
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UNU-GEST newsletter 2015

In this issue, news about the Post-graduate programme, lecture series, events, alumni activities, research, 2016 cohort of fellows, new members of staff and a note from the Director.
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Short course in Reykjavik: Gender and Negotiation Techniques

Learn how to become a better negotiator while taking account of gendered dimensions. A short course in gender and negotiation techniques will be offered in Reykjavik from 29 February to 2 March 2016.
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Palestinian Ambassador visits UNU-GEST

Dr. Amal A. Jadou, Palestinian Ambassador and Assistant Minister on European Affairs, visited UNU-GEST on 18 December 2015. Ambassador Jadou met with UNU-GEST staff and received an introduction of the school, its mission and collaboration with Palestine.
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Education and empowerment of women in Afghanistan

Ms. Fatima Hossaini, UNU-GEST alumna (2010), spoke at an open seminar in Reykjavik 10 December 2015 on the education and empowerment of women in Afghanistan. Ms. Hossaini discussed child marriages in Afghanistan within the context of education
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Short course in Reykjavik: Gender-responsive budgeting

A short course on gender-responsive budgeting will be offered at the University of Iceland campus from 15 to 18 February 2016. The course introduces core concepts and underpinning principles for gender-responsive work, practices, policy processes, instruments, tools and strategies.
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Women in Mediation – Launch of a New Network

UNU-GEST will be acting as one of five operational partners in the Nordic Women Mediators' Network, an initiative backed by the Nordic countries, aiming to increase the number of women involved in international peace mediation efforts
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Short course in Reykjavik: Gender, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

A short course on how to set up and run businesses successfully, with special focus on women´s entrepreneurship will be offered at the University of Iceland campus from 3 to 5 February 2016. The course provides insight for practitioners in the field of sustainable development into how to design initiatives to promote women´s projects, innovation and entrepreneurship.
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