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UNU-GEST Project Assistant Laura Malinauskaite to present her research on gendered impacts of climate policy at the Conference of Social Sciences

Laura Malinauskaite, a project assistant at UNU-GEST will be presenting her masters’ research at the Social Sciences’ Conference organized by the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) of the University of Iceland next week.
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United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon visits Iceland

The staff of the UNU-GEST programme met with the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, in Iceland on Saturday 8th October. UNU-GEST Director, Dr. Irma Erlingsdóttir, underlined the emphasis of gender equality issues as an essential part of the sustainable development agenda and as a precondition for its successful implementation and social justice in general.
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UNU-GEST Senior Researcher Pétur Waldorff presents his research in an article and an exhibition piece

UNU-GEST Senior Researcher Pétur Waldorff presented his urban research in Angola in an article published in the Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography and an exhibition piece at the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale.
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UNU-GEST Researchers in Nordic Africa Days 2016

Erla Hlín Hjálmarsdóttir, UNU-GEST Head of Research and Pétur Waldorff, UNU-GEST Senior Researcher organized and convened a panel on gender research and gender-responsive methodologies at Nordic Africa Days 2016 held in Uppsala, Sweden September 22-24.
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The Director of UNU-GEST Irma Erlingsdóttir Visits Birzeit University in Palestine

The Director of UNU-GEST Irma Erlingsdóttir visited Birzeit University in West Bank, Palestine. On September 27, she met the university’s Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Henry Giacman, the Director of External Academic Relations Office Dr. Amir Khalil and the Director of Women Studies Institute Dr. Eileen Kuttab.
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UNU-GEST calls for comments on Iceland’s National Action Plan for the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security 2013–2016.

The United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (UNU-GEST) is undertaking an evaluation of Iceland’s National Action Plan for the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security 2013–2016.
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Chikondi Manyungwa, 2013 fellow, wins the Rosemary Firth Award at the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET) Conference

The UNU-GEST team would like to congratulate Chikondi Manyungwa for receiving the Rosemary Firth award for best presenter at the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET) Conference.
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UNU-GEST and Birzeit University offer scholarships

UNU-GEST and the External Academic Relation Office at Birzeit University invite students enrolled in MA/MSc programmes at Birzeit University to apply for a joint Erasmus+ and UNU-GEST fellowships in the 2017 Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in International Gender Studies at the University of Iceland.
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Directory of former fellows

UNU-GEST has published a directory of former fellows on its website. This allows alumni members and other interested to search the directory by country, specialization and the year of graduation.
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2011 fellow Ester Sumbana joins Plan International Mozambique

The UNU-GEST team congratulates the former 2011 fellow, Ester Maceda Sumbana, on her recent position as the Gender Coordinator and Advisor of the Plan International Mozambique. Plan International Mozambique is an organization working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas.
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