Gender Equality Studies & Training Programme

under the auspices of UNESCO

The GEST 2021 Cohort




Open Lecture: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of We Should All Be Feminists and Half of a Yellow Sun, will give an open lecture in the Large Hall of Háskólabíó – University Cinema on Friday, 10 September at 2 pm. The lecture is a part of The Reykjavík International Literary Festival programme and is organized in collaboration with RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference and GRÓ-GEST. Irma Erlingsdóttir moderates.
Fellows 2021 exploring downtown Reykjavik during Orientation

GEST Welcomes the 2021 Cohort

It was with a great pleasure that the GEST team welcomed its 2021 cohort to Iceland in August. The fellows arrived over a period of two weeks, and the teaching started on the 13th of August, after three days of orientation that was partially online. The 2021 cohort consists of twenty fellows from 15 countries. This year, for the first time, fellows from China, Egypt, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, and Nepal are joining the programme.

GRÓ GEST facilitates Teaching Gender to Youth with Girls of A Feather, St. Lucia

GRÓ GEST had the pleasure of facilitating a two-day online version of the short course Teaching Gender to Youth, in partnership with Girls of A Feather in St. Lucia on 12-13 July.
Stella and Yeshiwas, while fellows in GEST's diploma programme

GRÓ GEST Welcomes Two New Ph.D. Fellows!

Two GRÓ GEST alumni, Stella Tereka and Yeshiwas Degu Belay, have commenced their Ph.D. studies at the University of Iceland on full GRÓ GEST scholarships.


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