Ms Yaro in the podium at the seminar
16 May 2014

UNU-LRT fellow gives a presentation at a seminar at the University of Iceland

The UN Association in Iceland hosted a seminar in cooperation with the UNU programmes in Iceland, Institute of International Affairs, and Ministry for Foreign Affairs at the University of Iceland this week. The theme of the seminar was on performance management in the development sector, focusing on the UNU programmes in Iceland. Fellows from all four UNU Iceland based programmes gave a talk about their experiences and expectations of the training. Presenting on behalf of the UNU-LRT programme was Ms Irene Jemilatu Yenuyet Yaro from Ghana. She described the challenges she faces as a Programme Officer at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Eastern Region in Ghana with the mining sector.
8 April 2014

Visit from Ethiopian ambassador

UNU-LRT was honoured to welcome a distinguished guest last week when the ambassador of Ethiopia to the Nordic countries, Ms Woinshet Tadesse, paid a visit to the programme. The ambassador and Mr Daneal Tenkir Arga, Counsellor II at the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia based in Stockholm, were introduced to the activities and facilities of UNU-LRT. Furthermore, a continued fruitful collaboration between UNU-LRT and local Ethiopian institutions, working on land restoration and sustainable land management, was discussed and recommended.
At Sagnagardur in Gunnarsholt
31 March 2014

UNU-LRT programme 2014 has started

About three weeks ago, the annual UNU-LRT six-month training programme started with 12 fellows, seven men and five women. The fellows this year come from six different countries in Central-Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. The countries are: Ethiopia (2 fellows), Ghana (3), Mongolia (2), Niger (2), Uganda (2) and Uzbekistan (1).
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.