Alumni news

UNU-GEST alumni Kevin Ekechukwu Ogbajie was one of the Panellists at the World Youth Forum 2018

From 4th until the 10th November 2017, Egypt held the World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh and UNU-GEST alumni Kevin Ekechukwu Ogbajie was one of the Panellists attending, discussing innovative start-ups and entrepreneurship. Kevin gave a talk on the project proposal developed during his stay in Iceland, Fish Farming Agribusiness: A Panacea to Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment in Nigeria.
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Insights in the work of Peter Katuramu for National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda

Peter Katuramu works as a Youth Leader Officer for the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda and is an advocate for gender equality.
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UNU-GEST alumni Harriet Adong is working as Executive Director of FIRD in Uganda

Harriet Adong graduated from the UNU-GEST diploma programme in 2017 and is currently working as the Executive Director of the Foundation for Integrated Rural Development in Uganda (FIRD), a community based organization established in 2005 to support survivors of conflict related sexual and gender based violence.
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UNU-GEST supports advocates for the rights of disabled women in Uganda

UNU-GEST has received a grant from the Icelandic Gender Equality Fund to support candidates from Uganda who work towards supporting the rights of disabled women. Together with the National Union of Disabled Persons in Uganda, UNU-GEST invites nominations of candidates to attend the post-graduate diploma programme in international gender studies in Reykjavik, in spring semester 2019.
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Birzeit University in Palestine and UNU-GEST offer joint fellowships

The External Academic Relation Office at Birzeit University and UNU-GEST invite master's students to apply for a joint Erasmus+ and UNU-GEST fellowships to attend the 2019 Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in International Gender Studies at the University of Iceland. The programme will run from January 8 to May 24, 2019 in Reykjavík, Iceland
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UNU-GEST Fellows Witness Climate Change: Field Trip to the Southeast of Iceland

Last week, the UNU-GEST fellows, together with Dr. Irma Erlingsdóttir, the director of UNU-GEST, travelled to the southeast of Iceland as part of the module "Gender and Environment".
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UNU-GEST and Makerere University offer scholarships for spring term 2019

UNU-GEST collaboration with Makerere University in Uganda continues. The partners are pleased to offer full scholarships to two master´s students of Makerere University to attend the UNU-GEST diploma programme 2019 in international gender studies in Reykjavík, Iceland
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Fellows talk about their experiences on national radio

On the first day of summer, four UNU-GEST fellows, Katuramu Peter from Uganda, Masha Durkalić from Bosnia-Hersegovina, Carmen Kishek from Palestine and Mercy Chaluma form Malawi were featured in a radio broadcast by the Icelandic National Broadcasting Agency, "Sendiboðarnir", or the "Messengers"
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UNU-GEST Alumni Joseph Kazima honoured as He4She campaign champion

Joseph Kazima, who graduated from the UNU-GEST diploma programme in 2014 and now the head the Gender Mainstreaming Division of the Ministry of Gender in Malawi, was honoured with the He4She campaign badge on 22nd March 2018.
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Palestine - 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

A 16-day campaign to end violence against women was carried out by UNRWA’s Emergency Community Mental Health Project in all 54 Bedouin communities targeted in West Bank, Palestine.
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