24 January 2020

GRÓ GEST: 13th Cohort Settles In

The first weeks of the GEST programme operating as a part of GRÓ – Centre for Capacity Development, Sustainability and Societal Change, have been busy as the GEST programme welcomes its first GRÓ GEST cohort, and the 13th GEST cohort from the programme‘s inception in 2009. This year, the group consists of 21 fellows and for the first time, fellows have arrived from Russia, Cameroon, and Sri Lanka.
23 January 2020

First lecture in the joint GEST & RIKK lecture series spring term 2020

Ole Martin Sandberg is the first lecturer of the RIKK and GEST Lecture Series for Spring 2020 with a lecture entitled “Climate Crisis and “the Logic of Masculinist Protection.”” The lecture will be held today, Thursday 23 January, from 12:00-13:00, at the Lecture Hall of the National Museum.
17 January 2020

Launch of the GEST Podcast

The GEST Podcast has now been launched. Every week during this semester, we speak to one of the GEST fellows about their lives, aspirations or what they‘re up to in Iceland. Or we speak to one of the many international experts, who contribute to the programme. This week we speak to Allen Asiimwe from Uganda about revenge pornography.
10 January 2020

A Ph.D. Research Position: Sustainability and Gender Equality in Sub-Saharan Africa

The GEST programme at the University of Iceland offers, in collaboration with Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, a Ph.D grant to a researcher in the Humanities and/or Social Sciences.
30 December 2019

Season's Greetings 2019

The Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (GEST) sends its warmest season's greetings and wishes for a happy new year!
27 December 2019

GEST joins GRÓ - Centre for Capacity Development, Sustainability and Societal Change

After many years of collaboration, the United Nations University and the GEST programme are parting ways. They do so along with the other three Icelandic UNU programmes (FTP, GTP and LRT). The four programmes and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization (UNESCO) have recognised the potential for collaboration based on their strong focus on capacity development and their global presence.