24 April 2012

Fellows visit SCSI headquarters

Last week the 2012 UNU-LRT fellows visited the headquarters of the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland (SCSI) in Gunnarsholt. The fellows were told about the history of SCSI and shown some of the facilities at the headquarters.
14 April 2012

New group of UNU-LRT fellows

Fellows attending this year’s six-month training programme have arrived. This is the third group of fellows attending the six-month training since the Land Restoration Training programme became a UNU programme in 2010.
Meeting with Prof. Rhyner. From left: Tumi Tomasson, Jakob Rhyner, Hafdis Hanna Aegisdottir and Ingvar Birgir Fridleifsson
17 February 2012

Professor Jakob Rhyner, UNU Vice Rector in Europe and Director of UNU-EHS, introduced to UNU-LRT

On 16 February, Professor Jakob Rhyner, Director of UNU Institute of Environment and Human Security and UNU Vice Rector for Europe, visited the UNU programmes in Iceland and attended a board meeting at the UNU Fisheries Training Programme.
2 February 2012

Former fellow defended his PhD dissertation in Uzbekistan

Toshpulat Rajabov, a former LRT fellow from 2009, recently defended his PhD project titled "Spatio-temporal changes of vegetation cover of semi desert along the grazing gradient (in case of Karnabchul)" in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
17 January 2012

Former fellow from Niger promoted at the Ministry of Environment

Moustapha Ibrahim from Niger participated in the UNU-LRT six-month training programme in 2010. Before he joined the UNU-LRT programme, Mr. Ibrahim was the chief of the Division of Nature Protection at the Ministry of Environment. On 5 December 2011, he was promoted to be the Head of the National Division of Land Restoration at the Ministry of Environment. ...
4 January 2012

News from a former fellow from Uganda

Joel Charles Owona took part in the Land Restoration Training Programme’s (LRT) six-month training course in 2008. He used to work as a District Environment Officer in Pader District in northern Uganda – a region which suffered from war for a long time. The subject of Joel’s project during his LRT study was the internally displaced Person’s  (IDP) camps in Pader district, ...