From left: Jón Geir Pétursson, Assistant Professor at the University of Iceland, Dr. Sarah Ssali, Dean of the School of Women and Gender Studies at Makerere, Dr. Irma Erlingsdóttir, Director of GRÓ GEST and Professor at the University of Iceland, Anna Guðrún Aradóttir, Project Manager at GRÓ GEST, Stella Tereka, GRÓ GEST PhD fellow at the University of Iceland, in collaboration with Makerere University.
1 July 2022

GRÓ GEST participated in a seminar in Makerere University

On 10 June representatives from GRÓ GEST participated in a seminar at Makerere University facilitated by the Dean of the School of Gender and Women Studies at Makerere. The seminar was organized in two sessions, one on gender and climate change and the other on the Icelandic women’s movement and gender equality in Iceland, in a global perspective.
Dr Edward Yeboah, Acting Director of CSIR-SRI and Ms Berglind Orradottir, Deputy Director of GRÓ LRT.
1 July 2022

GRÓ LRT visit to partner institutions in Ghana

Last week, the Deputy Director of GRÓ LRT, Ms Berglind Orradóttir, visited GRÓ LRT’s partner institutions in Ghana: Environmental Protection Agency Ghana, both the Head Office in Accra and the Regional Office in Tamale; the CSIR-Soil Research Institute in Kumasi; and the CSIR-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute and the University for Development Studies, both in Tamale. The purpose of the visit was to meet the directors of the four institutions and interview potential candidates for GRÓ LRT Fellowship to attend our annual six-month training in Iceland. And as always in GRÓ LRT’s visits to partner countries, the Deputy Director also met with GRÓ LRT alumni in Ghana, but 24 specialists from the four institutions have completed GRÓ LRT training in Iceland.
27 June 2022

GRÓ Annual Report 2020-2021

The Annual Report for the first two years of GRÓ‘s activity, 2020-2021, is now available online. GRÓ ̶ The International Centre for Capacity Development, Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Societal Change was established on 1 January 2020 and operates under the auspices of UNESCO as a Category 2 Centre in Iceland. The Centre operates under its own legal identity and is guided and overseen by a Governing Board, appointed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, and set up as a unit within the Ministry.
From the opening of the Diploma Course
27 June 2022

Geothermal diploma course for Latin America held in El Salvador

GRÓ GTP, LaGeo and the University of El Salvador (UES) are conducting the Geothermal Diploma Course for Latin America in El Salvador.
24 June 2022

Alumni event in Kampala

On Tuesday 7 June 2022, GEST alumni from Uganda gathered at the Icelandic Embassy in Kampala for an alumni network event.
PROBLUE guests were keen to learn about GRÓ-FTP’s mission as a capacity building programme in the fisheries sector of developing countries.
20 June 2022

Visit from PROBLUE

Recently GRÓ-FTP had a visit from the PROBLUE trust fund. The guests were here in Iceland in connection with the annual meeting of the fund’s Partnership Council, which this time was hosted by the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs. They were keen to learn about GRÓ-FTP’s mission as a capacity building programme in the fisheries sector.