The UNU Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (UNU-GEST) celebrated the graduation of 23 fellows who were awarded post-graduate diplomas in international gender studies from the University of Iceland. The fellows represented a total of 14 countries: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Mozambique, Palestine, Uganda, Kenya, Lebanon, Tunisia, Nigeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Montenegro. This year’s graduating class was the largest cohort to graduate from the UNU-GEST programme and the sixth cohort after it became a part of the UNU system in 2013.
The graduation ceremony was held at the University of Iceland with distinguished guests and speakers. Dr Irma Erlingsdóttir, Director of UNU-GEST, opened the graduation ceremony and set the scene for the festive occasion. She was followed by Mr Sturla Sigurjónsson, Permanent Secretary of State, who congratulated the fellows and the UNU-GEST programme on their commitment to gender equality. Mr Guðmundur Hálfdánarson, Dean of the School of Humanities at the University of Iceland, provided inspiring words for the graduates, thanking them for their contribution towards the university and its community.
For more, see the news story on the UNU-GEST website.