Gender Equality Studies & Training Programme

under the auspices of UNESCO

GEST Graduation 2023

The GEST Alumni


The fellows attending the 2024 GEST programme come from 16 different countries.

The 2024 GEST Cohort Selected

After a lengthy selection process during March-July 2023, as the GEST selection panel reviewed nearly 400 nominations from almost 50 countries, 25 candidates from 16 countries have been invited to attend the 2024 GEST academic programme.

Summer Holidays Closure

The GRÓ GEST office will be closed for summer holidays from 15th July through 7th August 2023. E-mail will be monitored but responses are to be expected after the office reopens in August.

Yeshiwas Belay: Researching the Gender Dynamics of Ethiopian Peacekeeping Amidst a Civil and Regional Conflict

Yeshiwas Degu Belay, GEST alumnus (2017), is now halfway through his PhD research, which is a joint degree programme of the University of Iceland and Erasmus University of Rotterdam and investigates Ethiopian experiences with international peacekeeping missions and the gender dimensions.

Sonal Dhanani Receives the 2023 March 8 Fund

It is our great pleasure to announce that a €9,700 grant from the 2023 GRÓ GEST March 8 Fund has been awarded to Sonal Dhanani, GEST alumna of 2022 for the project Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion Advocacy Hub.


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