Ambassador from Niger visits UNU-LRT

27 May 2014
Mr Illo with the UNU-LRT group
Mr Illo with the UNU-LRT group

The Brussels based ambassador of Niger to Iceland, Mr Adani Illo, paid the UNU-LRT programme a visit earlier this month. Mr Illo was introduced to the six-month training programme as well as to the fellows of this year´s programme. Among this year´s fellows are two men from Niger Republic which also discussed shortly with the ambassador the benefits of the programme to their institutions in Niger.

Niger is among the poorest countries in the world, located in the Sahel-region of West Africa, bordering the Sahara desert. Drought and desertification are threats to sustainable development of the country. The first fellow from Niger graduated from UNU-LRT in 2010 and since then, three more have graduated.

The photo shows Mr Adani Illo with the UNU-LRT fellows.