Ms Beatrice Dossah gives a keynote speech
21 September 2018

UNU-LRT at SER Europe Conference 2018

The 11th SER Europe conference was held in Reykjavík, Iceland from 9-13 September. The main theme of the conference was Restoration in the Era of Climate Change. UNU-LRT had very good presence at the conference as all 17 fellows in the UNU-LRT six-month training programme this year took part in the conference, as well as 17 former UNU-LRT fellows. All were sponsored by UNU-LRT to attend the conference.
Graduating and former fellows on graduation day
19 September 2018

Graduation at UNU-LRT

On 14 September 17 fellows graduated from the annual six-month training programme at UNU-LRT. The graduation of the 10 women and 7 men was celebrated with a ceremony at the Keldnaholt research campus of the Agricultural University of Iceland. Two of the graduating fellows came from Tajikistan, a new UNU-LRT partner country. Other fellows from Asia came from Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, and fellows from Africa came from Ethiopia, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, and Uganda.
Ms Nana Esi Assiredua Aidoo presents her project
4 September 2018

Fellows present final projects at an open seminar

The UNU-LRT fellows in this years’ six-month training programme are finalizing their research projects these days. They have been working on their projects for the last months under the supervision of specialists from various institutes and organizations in Iceland. This week they presented their research findings in an open seminar at the research campus of the Agricultural University of Iceland.
Fellows with farmer Thor Karason
14 August 2018

Excursion on land degradation, restoration implementation and land care

An important part of the training in the UNU-LRT six-month training programme are field excursions where the fellows learn about land degradation challenges, successes and failures in land restoration, and discuss with local people working in the field. Last week the fellows were on an excursion in the North of Iceland where they visited diverse sites revealing how land condition has been improved with various innovative solutions, often under harsh conditions.
Participants and facilitators of the course
11 July 2018

Course in Mongolia on communicating knowledge for sustainable rangeland management under climate change

Mongolia has an unparalleled monitoring programme on rangeland health. A wealth of data is collected every year in a systematic way, at many sites throughout this vast country. The high-quality data collected provides opportunities to communicate and synthesize this knowledge, so that it can be translated into effective policy making for sustainable rangeland use.
Dr Richard Thomas
25 May 2018

International guest lecturer at UNU-LRT

The main international lecturer at UNU-LRT this year is Dr Richard Thomas, Scientific Coordinator of ELD (the Economics of Land Degradation Initiative) and Consultant to ICARDA (International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas). Dr Thomas has vast experience in managing and implementing research projects on natural resources management and a great deal of his work has been on strengthening managerial and institutional capacity by building networks between scientists from many parts of the world, including Africa, Asia and Latin America.