22 November 2023

Six-month Training Programme underway

In an opening ceremony earlier today Þór Ásgeirsson, GRÓ-FTP director, greeted the incoming fellows and Þorsteinn Sigurðsson, director of the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, which hosts the programme, welcomed them into the house at Fornubúðir, which will now become their working place for the upcoming months.
Fellows, staff, and guests at the graduation
20 November 2023

Graduation of Fellows 2023

The 44th session of the Geothermal Training Programme closed on Thursday 16th of November.
Ms. Lidia Brito, Assistant Director-General of UNESCO and Ms. Nína Björk Jónsdóttir, Director-General of GRÓ signed the agreement.
20 November 2023

UNESCO and GRÓ reinforce cooperation for ecosystem restoration

UNESCO and GRÓ have signed a new partnership agreement to reinforce capacity for ecosystem restoration in Africa. Two fellows from UNESCO biosphere reserves will annually be invited to attend the six month GRÓ Land Restoration Training Programme in Iceland.
20 November 2023

Launch Event for GRÓ GEST Online Courses

GRÓ GEST launches four Massive Open Online Courses in International Gender Studies
15 November 2023

GRÓ GEST Director Visits The Lilja’s Fistula and One Stop Centre in Mangochi, Malawi

The GRÓ GEST Director, Dr. Irma Erlingsdóttir visited Malawi in November, where she visited GRÓ GEST’s partners, both old and new. Among the sites visited was the Lilja’s Fistula and One Stop Centre at the Mangochi District Hospital, a care centre for survivors of sexual violence and inter institutional support centre addressing fistula.
Participants and instructors at the short course on gender and climate change in Mangochi district
13 November 2023

GRÓ GEST Expands Cooperation in Malawi

The Director of GRÓ GEST, Dr. Irma Erlingsdóttir, visited Malawi in November. Her schedule was extensive and filled with stimulating experiences and activities. The GEST programme has collaborated with institutions and associations in Malawi for eleven years, with 34 fellows having gratuated from the programme since 2013.