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.
19 May 2022

Field trip to the southeast coast of Iceland

Over the last weekend, the GEST fellows travelled to the southeast coast of Iceland, enjoying the major sites Iceland’s countryside has to offer along the way including the Reynisfjara Black Beach, the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfalls, and the Glacier Lagoon.
13 May 2022

Final Seminar 2022

The semester at the 2022 Gender Equality Studies and Training programme (GRÓ GEST) is coming to an end. Throughout the term, the GRÓ GEST fellows have worked on a final assignment; research papers, research proposals and project proposals, all having to do with issues relevant to gender equality in their home countries. This coming Monday, 16 May, they will give presentations on the content of their final assignments in the Auditorium in Veröld (VHV-023), University of Iceland, from 8:55 am – 4:10 pm.