11 April 2013

Former UNU-LRT fellow completes MSc degree in Mongolia

Mr. Batbaatar Amgaa, a fellow in the 2012 six-month training programme, defended his MSc thesis at the National University of Mongolia on 28 February. In his work Mr. Amgaa focused on the effects of grazing and topography on plant biomass allocation in the mountain steppe of northern Mongolia.
25 March 2013

New staff member

UNU-LRT welcomes a new staff member. Ms. Halldora Traustadottir recently started working full time for the programme as office manager. She has BA in Anthropolgy from the University of Iceland and MA in Development Studies and Educational Studies from Roskilde University in Denmark. Furthermore, Halldora was recently awarded a postgraduate diploma in Applied Gender Studies from the University of Iceland.
20 March 2013

UNU-LRT fellows 2013

The fellows attending this year’s six-month training programme have arrived. This year the fellows are eleven and come from Ethiopia (1), Ghana (1), Kyrgyzstan (2), Malawi (1), Mongolia (1), Namibia (1), Niger (2), and Uganda (2); five women and six men. The training started on 12 March in Reykjavik but the fellows will also get training at the headquarters of the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland this summer.
28 February 2013

New website!

Welcome to UNU-LRT's new website. Here you will find general information about the UNU-LRT programme, a list of all countries and fellows that have participated in the programme, fellows' projects and the programme's latest news.
Emily Mutota, former LRT fellow
21 February 2013

Visit from former fellow, Emily Mutota

Last week, Emily Mutota from Namibia visited Iceland. Ms. Mutota participated in the programme's annual six-month training in 2008.
19 December 2012

Season's greetings

When another good year for the UNU-Land Restoration Training Programme has come to an end, we celebrate the milestones reached in 2012 and look forward to the coming year.