The first UNU-GTP doctoral graduate

The first UNU-GTP doctoral graduate On Friday the 15th of February 2013, Pacifica F. A. Ogola from Kenya, graduated from the University of Iceland with a

The first UNU-GTP doctoral graduate

Dr Pacifica F. A. Ogola
Dr Pacifica F. A. Ogola

On Friday the 15th of February 2013, Pacifica F. A. Ogola from Kenya, graduated from the University of Iceland with a PhD in Environmental and Natural Resources.  She defended her thesis "The Power to Change: Creating lifeline and mitigation-adaptation opportunities through geothermal energy utilisation" and is the first UNU-GTP Fellow to graduate with a PhD and also the first student from Africa to get a doctoral degree from the University of Iceland. 

Pacifica's supervisors were Dr Brynhildur Davíðsdóttir, professor at UI and Dr Ingvar Birgir Friðleifsson, the Director of UNU-GTP.  They were also in the PhD Committee along with Dr Sigurður Snorrason, professor at UI. 

Her external examiners were Dr Halldór Ármannsson from ISOR and Dr Micheal Goodsite, a professor at Aarhus University in Denmark.

Pacifica got excellent remarks from her examiners for her work and Dr Micheal Goodsite wrote:

"This is one of the finest Dissertations that I have had the honor of reading in my career.  Nearly EVERY question I had, was addressed as I read your work.  This is a sign of excellent science, analysis and compelling writing.  Your Dissertation gives the impression that you are a responsible, driven, citizen of the world, an inspiring scholar and a patriot."


The UNU-GTP congratulates Dr Pacifica on her achievements. 

Pacifica's thesis can be accessed at Skemman the University's online institutional repository. 


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