6 March 2014

Keynote from UNU-LRT at a panel discussion on land degradation in New York

The Programme Director of UNU-LRT, Dr Hafdis Hanna Aegisdottir, was the key-note speaker at a panel discussion organized by the Permanent Mission of Iceland and the Group of Friends on Decertification, Land Degradation and Drought, in partnership with UNCCD, FAO and IAEA, in New York on 28 February.
Mr Salifu Wahabu
24 February 2014

Former UNU-LRT fellow completes a Master´s degree in Ghana

Mr Salifu Wahabu, a former fellow of UNU-LRT from 2013, defended his Master´s thesis earlier this month in his home country. The title of his thesis was: “Impact of Charcoal Production on Soil Properties and Vegetation in the Central Gonja District of the Northern Region, Ghana”. He has now graduated with an M.Phil. in Environmental Science from the University of Ghana, Legon in Accra.
Mr Azamat Isakov
10 February 2014

Former UNU-LRT fellow promoted to a Director

Mr Azamat Isakov from Kyrgyzstan, a former UNU-LRT fellow from 2013, has been elected a Director at his organization CAMP Alatoo in Kyrgyzstan. Previously Mr Isakov was a Coordinator for a Pasture Management Project at CAMP Alatoo, a Public Foundation established in 2004 that promotes sustainable improvement of mountain regions of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Mr Gabou in Skagafjordur, Iceland
17 January 2014

News from a former fellow

In a letter to the UNU-LRT programme, Mr Mohamadou Habibou Gabou from Niger, a former UNU-LRT fellow from the 2013 six-month training programme, informed us about his promotion. Mr Gabou was working for the Ministry of Hydraulic and Environment in the capital city Niamey before he joined the UNU-LRT programme. Due to his completion of the programme in 2013 he has been promoted to a Director for the Ministry, which has now been split into two ministries, Ministry of Hydraulic and Ministry of Environment, Urban Sanitation and Sustainable Development, where Mr Gabou is now a Director in the town of Birni N’Gaouré, in the Region of Dosso, one of eight regions of Niger.
20 December 2013

Season´s greetings

Dear Friends of UNU-LRT. The year 2013 has come to an end. The UNU-LRT team celebrates the milestones reached in 2013 and looks forward to the coming year. We send our best wishes for the festive season ahead and wish you a Happy New Year.
Mr. Mohamadou Habibou Gabou
19 November 2013

Former fellow from Niger attends international conference in Morogoro, Tanzania

A former UNU-LRT fellow from Niger, Mohamadou Habibou Gabou, attended a conference on Climate Change, Sustainable Intensification and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa, held in Morogoro, Tanzania last week or from 13-15 November. There he gave a talk titled Rehabilitation of Degraded Lands: Sustainable Land Management practices commonly used in Niger Republic, West Africa which was well received by the conference participants.