The President and the fellows with Bessastaðir wetland restoration site in the background
8 September 2022

GRÓ LRT visit to the President of Iceland

The GRÓ LRT fellows had the honour of visiting the President of Iceland, Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, at Bessastaðir, the presidential residence, this morning.
Dul Baatar from ALAMGC in Mongolia
7 September 2022

GRÓ LRT fellows present project results

As this year’s six-month programme draws to an end, the GRÓ LRT fellows presented the results of their final projects in an open seminar at Keldnaholt campus of the Agricultural University of Iceland. The fellows have been working on their projects over the last months under the supervision of specialists from institutes and organizations in Iceland.
The fellows in Framengjar wetlands with their guide, Þorlákur P. Jónsson from SCSI.
17 August 2022

GRÓ LRT fellows on field excursion to North Iceland

Last week, the GRÓ LRT fellows went on a four-day excursion to Northern Iceland where they visited restoration sites and learned about how land conditions have been improved with innovative approaches by individuals, NGOs, as well as national agencies such as the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland.
Dr Edward Yeboah, Acting Director of CSIR-SRI and Ms Berglind Orradottir, Deputy Director of GRÓ LRT.
1 July 2022

GRÓ LRT visit to partner institutions in Ghana

Last week, the Deputy Director of GRÓ LRT, Ms Berglind Orradóttir, visited GRÓ LRT’s partner institutions in Ghana: Environmental Protection Agency Ghana, both the Head Office in Accra and the Regional Office in Tamale; the CSIR-Soil Research Institute in Kumasi; and the CSIR-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute and the University for Development Studies, both in Tamale. The purpose of the visit was to meet the directors of the four institutions and interview potential candidates for GRÓ LRT Fellowship to attend our annual six-month training in Iceland. And as always in GRÓ LRT’s visits to partner countries, the Deputy Director also met with GRÓ LRT alumni in Ghana, but 24 specialists from the four institutions have completed GRÓ LRT training in Iceland.
16 June 2022

GRÓ LRT side event at the 34th session of the MAB-ICC

During the 34th Session of the International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB-ICC) at UNESCO HQ in Paris this week, GRÓ LRT and the MAB secretariat co-hosted a side event titled Linking Knowledge to Action in Ecosystem Restoration: Cooperation between GRÓ LRT and UNSECO-MAB. The event started with opening remarks by Ms. Noëline Raondry Rakotoarisoa, Director a.i. of the SC/EES Division and Secretary of the MAB Programme, followed by a lecture by Dr Sjöfn Vilhelmsdóttir, Director of GRÓ LRT where she talked about Iceland’s experience of carrying out ecosystem restoration work for more than 100 years and the focus in the GRÓ LRT Programme on linking knowledge to action in land restoration and sustainable land management.
Course participants at Zeyisie Elgo Kebele during a field visit session. Photo: Arba Minch University
5 May 2022

Short course in Ethiopia

GRÓ LRT is delighted to announce the successful implementation of a 5-day training course organized in partnership with the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative and Arba Minch University on Integrated approaches for land restoration through sustainable land management in Arba Minch, Ethiopia.