News Fellows Fellows (2019-20)

Graduation Wednesday 26th of February

24 February 2020
FTP 2019-20 fellows on a site visit in Grindavik, Reykjanes peninsula
FTP 2019-20 fellows on a site visit in Grindavik, Reykjanes peninsula

On Wednesday 26th of February the Fisheries Training Programme will hold a graduation ceremony for its 22nd cohort of fellows. Everyone who is interested in the programme is welcome. The ceremony will take place in the lecture hall at the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute (MFRI) Skúlagata 4, 1st floor and starts at 15:00.


  • 14:30 Guests arrive.
  • 15:00 Director of Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, Mr. Sigurður Guðjónsson, welcomes the guests.
  • 15:05 Director of GRÓ, Ms. Bryndís Kjartansdóttir, introduces GRÓ – International Centre for Capacity Development, Sustainable use of Natural Resources and Societal Change under the auspices of UNESCO.
  • 15:10 Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture, Mr. Kristján Þór Júlíusson, will deliver a short address.
  • 15:20 Presentation of Certificates: Director of FTP, Mr. Þór H. Ásgeirsson, will call out the fellows to receive certificates from the minister.
  • 15:40 Fellows’ representative, Mr. James John Banda from Malawi, will speak on behalf of the group.
  • 15:50 Mr. Sigurður Guðjónsson delivers closing words.
  • 15:55 Reception.

A poster exhibition with the final projects of graduating fellows will open after lunch at 13:00 Tuesday 25th of February, on the 1st floor of MFRI Skúlagata 4 Reykjavík.


This year 24 fellows took part in the FTP Six-month training programme, with an equal representation of men and women.

They come from 12 countries in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean region.

Seven specialised in Fisheries policy and management; six in Quality management; six in Sustainable aquaculture; and five in Stock assessment and fishing gear technology.

In 22 years 414 fellows have completed the FTP Six-month training programme from over 60 partner countries.