United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (UNU-GEST) was founded in 2009, and became a member of the United Nations University in 2013. The mission of UNU-GEST is to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment through education, training and research on problems of relevance to developing and fragile societies.
Scholarships for a 20 week post-graduate diploma programme in Iceland
UNU-GEST, in cooperation with the University of Iceland, conducts an annual 20-week (January–May) postgraduate diploma programme (30 ECTS) in Iceland. The programme focuses on the structures and mechanisms necessary to promote gender equality and advance women‘s empowerment.
The target group are professionals from developing countries and post-conflict societies working for government ministries and agencies, as well as professionals working for civil society organizations and educational institutes.
The diploma program consists of two educational tracks: a securi- ty track and gender & society track. This allows fellows to concentrate their studies with- in their area of expertise or interest. The security track is well suited for students who work within the judicial system, law enforcement and all fields of security and social policy, while the gender and society track is suitable for candidates working in a range of fields within public service and NGOs.
Prospective candidates are selected in cooperation with institutions and organisations identified as having a key role in promoting gender equality in the target countries.