The United Nations University Land Restoration Training Programme (UNU-LRT) started as a pilot project in 2007 and became a UNU training programme in 2010.
Hafdis Hanna Aegisdottir, director of the UNU-LRT will present the work and aim of the program in a seminar on February 8th 2013.
- UNU-LRT is an international postgraduate training programme on ecological restoration and sustainable management of ecosystems.
- The core activity of UNU-LRT is an annual six-month training programme held in Iceland. The training programme is custom-built for professional from developing countries, which are faced with severe land degradation.
- The programme aims to strengthen institutional capacity and to empower women working in the field of restoration and sustainable land management
- UNU-LRT is implemented jointly by the Agricultural University of Iceland and the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland.
- The programme builts on the knowledge and expertise within Iceland by liaising with a wide range of Icelandic institutions, other UNU programmes, and international institutins and organizations.
- UNU-LRT is funded by the Icelandic government as a part of its development cooperation effort
Picture of students and instructors in the field (United Nations University Land Restoration Training Programme (UNU-LRT) - Picture copyright).
Other lectures in the Biology seminar series are listed on the Institute of Biology webpage. Admission is free, students are encouraged to attend.