Graduation of Fellows 2018

Graduation of Fellows 2018 The 40th session of the UNU-GTP closed on Friday 5th of October, with 24 UNU Fellows in the six month specialized courses.

Graduation of Fellows 2018

Graduation class of 2018
Graduation class of 2018

The 40th session of the UNU-GTP closed on Friday 5th of October, with 24 UNU Fellows in the six month specialized courses.  The Fellows came from 14 countries: Bolivia (2), China (2), Djibouti (1), Ecuador (1), El Salvador (1), Ethiopia (2), India (1), Indonesia (3), Kenya (5), Nevis (1), Philippines (1), St. Lucia (1), Tanzania (2), and Zambia (1).  This is the first time St. Lucia participates in the Six Month Programme.  The Fellows were trained in: Project management and finances (7), Drilling Technology (6), Chemistry of Thermal Fluids (4), Geophysical exploration (4), and Geothermal Utilization (3).

From 1979-2018, 694 scientists and engineers from 61 countries have completed the annual six month training.  They have come from countries in Africa (39%), Asia (35%), Latin America (14%), Central and Eastern Europe (11%), and Oceania (1%).  Among these have been 158 women (23%).

At the ceremony speeches were given by Lúđvik S. Georgsson, director of the UNU-GTP, Sturla Sigurjónsson, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Guđni A. Jóhannesson, the Director General of the National Energy Authority, and Charlin Bodley from St. Lucia on behalf of the graduating class.


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