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Director General Friðrik Jónsson
1 October 2020

GRÓ Welcomes New Director General Friðrik Jónsson

Today, Mr. Fridrik Jonsson took charge as the new Director General for GRÓ, Centre for Capacity Development, Sustainability and Societal Change, succeeding Ms. Bryndis Kjartansdottir who will be taking over as Director General of the Directorate for Security and Defence at the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
From left: Thor Asgeirsson, Julie Ingham, Etuna Haimbili, Kimberlee Cooke-Panton, Mary Frances Davidson, and Tumi Tomasson
23 September 2020

GRÓ-FTP welcomes two new post-graduate students of Master's studies at the University of Iceland

Today the GRÓ Fisheries Training Programme under the auspices of UNESCO officially welcomed two new post-graduate students to Iceland for their Master‘s studies at the University of Iceland through scholarships provided by the GRÓ-FTP. Both began their studies in the Environment and Natural Resources specialising in Marine Resource Management.
Thor Asgeirsson (Director, GRÓ-FTP), and Oddur Gunnarsson (CEO, Matís) celebrate with a
18 September 2020

GRÓ-FTP signs new partnership agreement with Matís

We are delighted to announce that the GRÓ Fisheries Training Programme under the auspices of UNESCO has signed a new partnership agreement with Matís – Food Research and Biotec.
1 September 2020

GRÓ GTP online course survey!

GRÓ GTP is considering the possibility of offering online courses/seminars on geothermal energy!
13 August 2020

MSc presentation by Kunzes Dolma

Kunzes Dolma from India, MSc Fellow in Sustainable Energy Science at Reykjavík University will give a presentation on her MSc project on Wednesday 19 August, 2020 at 11:00.
Ragnheiður I. Þórarinsdóttir and Jón Karl Ólafsson
12 August 2020

Signing of host institution agreement

Today a new host institution agreement was signed between the GRÓ Centre for Capacity Development under the auspices of UNESCO and the Agricultural University of Iceland. On this occasion the Chairman of the GRÓ Governing Board, Mr. Jón Karl Ólafsson and the GRÓ Centre Director General, Ms. Bryndís Kjartansdóttir, were welcomed at the premises of GRÓ LRT where the agreement was signed by Mr. Jón Karl Ólafsson and Dr. Ragnheiður I. Þórarinsdóttir, the Rector of the Agricultural University of Iceland.