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7 October 2021

SDGs Partnership Fund Supports Private Sector Projects in Developing Countries

An announcement on funding support for the SDGs from the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
From the left: Yulia Gradskova, Thomas Brorsen Smidt, Giti Chandra, Ulla Manns, Madina Tlostanova, and Cecilia Guadalupe Salinas
7 October 2021

Decolonizing Nordic Higher Education

This week research specialist Giti Chandra and academic coordinator Thomas Brorsen Smidt of GRÓ-GEST took part in the intra-Nordic workshop “Decolonizing Nordic Higher Education” at Södertörn University in Stockholm. The workshop, which was held on October 5 and 6, was organised by GRÓ-GEST in collaboration with Yulia Gradskova, associate professor of history at Södertörn University, and was supported by ReNEW, a research hub established to enhance cooperation to develop new quality research on the Nordic region within a global context.
6 October 2021

SDGs Partnership Fund Supports Private Sector Projects in Developing Countries

The SDGs Partnership Fund has the objective to foster partnerships through development cooperation between Icelandic private sector businesses and partners in developing countries.
4 October 2021

IDEAS - Workshop on Script Writing for Podcasts

This week, on 3-5 of October, GEST project manager Dr Thomas Brorsen Smidt travelled to Athens to facilitate a workshop on script writing for podcasting and how to make feminist knowledge and women’s empowerment accessible through mono-sensory media.
1 October 2021

Building Trust for Sustainable Peace: Conference

GRÓ GEST joins Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre in hosting its annual conference on peace, this year in cooperation with the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs and The Institute for Sustainability Studies. The conference takes place on Friday, 8 October from 12 pm to 4.30 pm at Veröld - The House of Vigdís at the University of Iceland. See programme here: https://ams.overcastcdn.com/documents/The_Imagine_Forum_programme.pdf
GRÓ LRT fellows of 2021 on graduation day. Photo: Dúi J. Landmark.
29 September 2021

Congratulations to the GRÓ LRT fellows of 2021

GRÓ Land Restoration Training Programme graduated 17 fellows in a ceremony at the Keldnaholt campus of the Agricultural University of Iceland, held on 27 September. This year’s graduating cohort came from eight countries in Africa and Central Asia: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Malawi, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Uganda.