From left: Jón Geir Pétursson, Stella Tereka, Irma Erlingsdóttir
6 September 2022

GRÓ GEST PhD fellow arrives to Iceland

GRÓ GEST had the pleasure of welcoming PhD fellow, Stella Tereka, to Iceland last Friday. Stella, GEST alumna of 2016, was among the first fellows to receive a full scholarship from GRÓ GEST for her PhD Studies at the University of Iceland. Stella’s PhD position is a collaboration between the GRÓ GEST programme at the University of Iceland and Makerere University, Uganda, where the PhD committee includes experts from both institutions.
23 August 2022

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13 July 2022

Summer Holidays Closure

The GRÓ GEST office will close for summer holidays from 15th July, reopening on 2nd August 2022.
From left: Jón Geir Pétursson, Assistant Professor at the University of Iceland, Dr. Sarah Ssali, Dean of the School of Women and Gender Studies at Makerere, Dr. Irma Erlingsdóttir, Director of GRÓ GEST and Professor at the University of Iceland, Anna Guðrún Aradóttir, Project Manager at GRÓ GEST, Stella Tereka, GRÓ GEST PhD fellow at the University of Iceland, in collaboration with Makerere University.
1 July 2022

GRÓ GEST participated in a seminar in Makerere University

On 10 June representatives from GRÓ GEST participated in a seminar at Makerere University facilitated by the Dean of the School of Gender and Women Studies at Makerere. The seminar was organized in two sessions, one on gender and climate change and the other on the Icelandic women’s movement and gender equality in Iceland, in a global perspective.
24 June 2022

Alumni event in Kampala

On Tuesday 7 June 2022, GEST alumni from Uganda gathered at the Icelandic Embassy in Kampala for an alumni network event.
20 May 2022

Graduation of the GRÓ GEST fellows of 2022

Returning to its customary spring schedule, GRÓ GEST celebrated the graduation of the 14th GEST cohort. This year´s GEST graduates represent 15 different countries including Bosnia & Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kosovo, Malawi, Moldova, Namibia, Pakistan, Palestine, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The group includes researchers, activists, artists, government officials, and master’s students with a shared interest and dedication to enhancing gender equality.