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New book by UNU-EHS experts, "Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia: Progress, Challenges and Issues" released!

From global agreements to grassroots initiatives: a new book co-edited by UNU-EHS experts assesses the progress made in disaster risk reduction in Indonesia, and the challenges the country still faces.
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Next Lecture series event with Tamara Shefer on "Gender and sexual justice in South Africa: Young people making a change" 6th April, 12h

Next event of our collaboration with RIKK Háskóli Íslands this Thursday 6th April with Tamara Shefer on "Gender and sexual justice in South Africa: Young people making a change". From 12.00-13.00h at the National Museum of Iceland.
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New blog entry by Pétur Waldorff, "Left Out to Dry? Gender and Fisheries on Lake Tanganyika"

New ‘Gender Full Spectrum‘ Blog entry by UNU-GEST Researcher Dr. Pétur Walfdorff on his Gendered Value Change Analysis research in Tanzania.
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Lecture series event "Gender, Equality and Ethics Ambivalences in Indian Philosophical-Religious Traditions & Social Realities" by Nina Petek.

UNU-GEST and RIKK Háskóli Íslands co-host our next Lecture series event on 23/03 from 12-13pm at the National Museum of Iceland lecture hall.
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Human Development Report 2016 ‘Human Development for Everyone’ Launch event in Iceland on 24th March.

Dr. Selim Jahan, editor-in-chief of the Human Development Report 2016 ‘Human Development for Everyone’ and Director of the UNDP Human Development Report Office, introduces the 2016 HDR and its main findings on Friday 24 March, 16:00-17:30 at Hannesarholt.
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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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Anne Flaspöler, UNU-GEST Researcher's new blog post "Peacekeeping Training: Torn Between Complexity and Time" for UNU-MERIT.

Anne Flaspöler, UNU-GEST Researcher's post on Peacekeeping Training published on "Challenges to Peacekeeping in the 21st Century" Blog Series by UNU-MERIT.
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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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Call for Expressions of Interest in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships 2017 Competition

We seek to support strong researchers currently based outside Iceland in applying for Individual European Fellowships under the above scheme in which gender is one of the main cross-cutting theme this year. Applicants can be of any nationality but must not have spent more than 12 months in the last 3 years in the Iceland.
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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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