TRAINING: Call for United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme

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UNU-gest.jpgFor more information, see the attached call: UNU-GEST open call 2017

  1. United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training (UNU-GEST) Programme at the University of Iceland.

The UNU-GEST Programme at the University of Iceland is inviting government ministries and agencies, NGOs, civil society foundations and international development partners working in the field of gender equality to nominate and encourage promising young professionals to apply for a five-month fellowships in the 2017 Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in international gender studies. Attached is the nomination call and information on the UNU-GEST diploma programme.

The UNU-GEST programme invites organizations to co-sponsor a fellowship of local specialists in the area of gender equality in developing countries, conflict and post-conflict countries. To date, the fellows have been drawn from Afghanistan, Malawi, Mozambique, Palestine, Ghana, South Africa and Uganda. There may be opportunities for linking fellowships to Joint Programme-supported activities, particularly for the applied project that the fellows undertake during their programme.

Nominations must be received no later than 1 June 2016 at: The nomination form is directly accessible from this link:

Please feel free to forward this call to appropriate partners.  Please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Kristjana Sigurbjörnsdóttir, project manager at UNU-GEST ( for further information.

2. UNU-GEST also runs in-country short courses. The team co-developed materials and delivered short courses on gender and climate change in decentralised systems, with staff from the Women and Gender Studies Department at Makerere University, Kampala. Please find information on available short-courses here:

3. The UNU in Iceland also offers fellowship programmes and in-country short courses in fisheries (, land restoration ( and geo-thermal (

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