From right: Mr Allan Abwoga, specialist and project manager in the Department of Land Reclamation (Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation), Ms Mary Nyasimi, project manager at UNESCO,  Mr Christian Berretta, specialist at UNESCO, Ms Esther Musavi, deputy director at the Department of Land Reclamation (Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation), Ms Berglind Orradottir, GRÓ LRT deputy director, Mr Alexandros Makarigakis, director at UNESCO Nairobi, Dr Johann Thorsson, specialst at SCSI, and three interns at UNESCO Nairobi.
11 October 2023

Kenya becomes the newest partner country of GRÓ LRT

GRÓ LRT's Deputy Director, Berglind Orradottir, and Dr Johann Thorsson, a Senior Scientist at the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland, and a member of the GRÓ LRT’s academic committee, embarked on a fact-finding mission to Kenya in September. The primary objective of this visit was to establish connections with government agencies and research institutes actively involved in land restoration and sustainable land management. Their aim was to explore potential avenues for collaboration between these organizations and GRÓ LRT.
9 October 2023

Gender and Climate Change Short Course Implemented in Malawi

Last week, from 2 - 6 October, the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) implemented a five-day training course on Gender and Climate Change in Nkhotakota district in partnership with GRÓ GEST.
29 September 2023

Evaluation of GRÓ's master's and doctoral scholarship programme

A new external evaluation of GRÓ's master’s and doctoral scholarship programme confirms its contribution to knowledge creation and potential impact on institutional capacity building. The evaluation finds that the scholarship programme falls within the scope and aims of Iceland’s current policy for International Development Cooperation 2019-2023, as well as the one proposed for 2024-2028.
The fellows attending the 2024 GEST programme come from 14 different countries.
19 September 2023

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, 23 candidates from 14 countries have been selected to attend the 2024 GEST academic programme.