GRÓ LRT fellows present project outcomes

23 August 2023
Esther Olufunmilayo from Nigeria presenting her project results
Esther Olufunmilayo from Nigeria presenting her project results

As this year’s six-month programme draws to an end, the GRÓ LRT fellows are busy with finalizing their individual projects. Today and yesterday, they have presented the results of their projects in open seminars at the Keldnaholt campus of the Agricultural University of Iceland. Over the preceding months, the fellows have pursued their projects under the expert guidance of specialists from various institutes and organizations in Iceland.

The fellows’ presentations encompassed a broad spectrum of topics falling under the overarching themes of land restoration and sustainable land management (SLM). The topics covered included assessment of aquatic ecosystems post-restoration, analysis of greenhouse gas fluxes in agricultural fields, impact of land registration on SLM practices, and strategies aimed at heightening environmental awareness. The diverse topics underscore the diversity of tasks and subjects that the GRÓ LRT fellows deal with in their work in their home countries.

The formulation and execution of individual research projects, on a topic of the fellows’ choice and under supervision of an expert(s), is key in GRÓ LRT’s approach to support capacity building in its partner institutions. An important milestone in this journey is the submission of the fellows’ project reports, set on 27 August. Following the fellows’ graduation, taking place on Tuesday 29 August, and their return home next week, the fellows will share their research findings with colleagues along with other experiences from the six-month training in Iceland.

Here you can find the list with the titles of the fellows’ projects and the names of their supervisors. The Project Seminars were organised in two sessions on 22 and 23 August.