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The 44th session of the GRÓ GTP

26 April 2022
Director Gudni Axelsson opening the Six Month Training of 2022
Director Gudni Axelsson opening the Six Month Training of 2022

The 44th session of the GRÓ GTP opened on Tuesday 26th of April.

This was also the second session under the GRÓ umbrella and the UNESCO affiliation as well as our new host institute Iceland GeoSurvey - ÍSOR and the first time after moving to a new office building in Kópavogur. The Director of GRÓ GTP, Guðni Axelsson, welcomed the new group of Fellows in the opening ceremony which was also online as few of the fellows are yet to arrive to Iceland. Bjarni Gautason, Chief Project Manager at ÍSOR, welcomed the Fellows on behalf of the Director of the host institution ÍSOR.  Nína Björk Jónsdóttir, the new Director General of the GRÓ Centre intorduced the Centre and the other sister GRÓ Programmes: FTP, LRT, GEST and welcomed the new GTP group to this year's training.  

This year 23 Fellows from 12 countries participate in the six month specialised courses. The Fellows come from Colombia 2, Dominica 1, El Salvador 1, Guatemala 1, India 1, Indonesia 3, Kenya 6, Montserrat 1, Nicaragua 2, Peru 2, Philippines 2, and Tanzania 1. This is the first time Peru participates in the Six Month Programme.

We welcome all the new Fellows into the GTP family!