16 June 2022

GRÓ LRT side event at the 34th session of the MAB-ICC

During the 34th Session of the International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB-ICC) at UNESCO HQ in Paris this week, GRÓ LRT and the MAB secretariat co-hosted a side event titled Linking Knowledge to Action in Ecosystem Restoration: Cooperation between GRÓ LRT and UNSECO-MAB. The event started with opening remarks by Ms. Noëline Raondry Rakotoarisoa, Director a.i. of the SC/EES Division and Secretary of the MAB Programme, followed by a lecture by Dr Sjöfn Vilhelmsdóttir, Director of GRÓ LRT where she talked about Iceland’s experience of carrying out ecosystem restoration work for more than 100 years and the focus in the GRÓ LRT Programme on linking knowledge to action in land restoration and sustainable land management.
14 June 2022

GRÓ GTP and LRT fellows learn about green solutions and geothermal research at a social event

GRÓ fellows in the Geothermal Training Programme and Land Restoration Programme met at a social event organised by the GRÓ Centre at Gróska, the innovation and business growth centre in Reykjavík in early June.
10 June 2022

High Level Visit to GRÓ from Namibia

The GRÓ Centre for Capacity Development, Sustainability and Societal Change had the honour to welcome the Honorable Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of Namibia during the Minister‘s visit to Iceland. The Minister met fellows that are currently attending the GRÓ Land Restoration Training Programme. She encouraged them to put their knowledge to good use upon returning back home and praised the importance of their work for Africa and the world.
27 May 2022

Guests from Indonesia

Recently GRÓ - Fisheries Training Programme had the pleasure of hosting a visit from a group of Indonesian academics and officials.
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.
Inga Dóra Pétursdóttir, Head of Mission at the Embassy of Iceland in Lilongwe, addresses malawian GRÓ alumni in Lilongwe.
20 May 2022

Former GRÓ fellows meet in Malawi

A total of 59 fellows from Malawi have graduated from the four training programmes run by GRÓ International Centre for Capacity Development – Sustainable use of Natural Resources and Societal Change. The Embassy of Iceland in Lilongwe had the honour of hosting GRÓ alumni from Malawi last week.