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Rector Jón Atli Benediktsson and Chairman Jón Karl Ólafsson sign the agreement for GRÓ GEST.
3 July 2020

First GRÓ Center - University of Iceland Host Institution Agreement

Today, representatives of the University of Iceland and GRÓ International Centre for Capacity Development, Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Societal Change, under the auspices of UNESCO, met at the University of Iceland to sign a new host institution agreement detailing the cooperation between GRÓ and the University of Iceland regarding the Gender Equality Studies and Training programme (GRÓ GEST). Jón Karl Ólafsson, Chairman of GRÓ Centre‘s governing board, and Jón Atli Benediktsson, Rector of the University of Iceland, signed the agreement on behalf of the two institutions.
25 June 2020

Extended Deadline for Nominations for Candidates from the Arctic

The GEST calls for applications from nationals and residents of the Arctic. The deadline for nominations has been extended only for candidates from the Arctic. The deadline is 30 June 2020 and the nomination form can be found here.
19 June 2020

Six-month training of the FTP will be delayed due to COVID-19

After much consideration, the Fisheries Training Programme has decided to delay the beginning of its 6 month course until January 2021.
From left: Jon Karl Ólafsson (Chairman of GRÓ Board), Bryndís Kjartansdóttir (Director, GRÓ Centre), Sigurður Guðjónsson (Director, MFRI), and Mary Frances Davidson (Deputy Director, GRÓ Fisheries Training Programme)
18 June 2020

GRÓ signs host institution agreement with the Marine and Freshwater Research Insititue

Representatives of the GRÓ Centre for Capacity Development under the auspices of UNESCO and the Marine and Freshwater Research Insititue met today to sign a new host institution agreement. This agreement builds upon 22 years of partnership and experience the MFRI has accumulated in its role in administrating the Fisheries Training Programme.
16 June 2020

Vianny Natugonza - PhD defence

Vianny Natugonza will defend his PhD dissertation titled "A comparative analysis of ecosystem models of Lake Victoria (East Africa)." on the 18th of June 2020, at 13.00 GMT.
9 June 2020

The Six Month Training in Iceland postponed until in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

As was previously announced, the launch of this year's Geothermal Training Programme was intended to take place in the first half of July. However, due to the continuing uncertain and restrictive situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide and the extreme restrictions on movement foreseeable in the near future, it was decided in co-operation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, to postpone the Programme until next year.