Congratulations UNU-FTP fellows 20th cohort

Congratulations UNU-FTP fellows 20th cohort On February 26th the twentieth cohort of our fellows graduated in a ceremony at the Marine and Freshwater

Congratulations UNU-FTP fellows 20th cohort

UNU-FTP 2017-18 fellows
UNU-FTP 2017-18 fellows

On February 26th the twentieth cohort of our fellows graduated in a ceremony at the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute of Iceland.

President of Iceland, Gušni Th. Jóhannesson, attended the cermony.

This year 21 fellows took part in the Six-months Training Program of the United Nations University Fishery Training Program (UNU-FTP). Eight specialised in quality management; seven in stock assessment and fishing gear technology; and six in sustainable aquaculture.

Altogether 368 fellows have completed the training program since it began in 1998.

The ceremony was steered by UNU-FTP Chairman, Siguršur Gušjónsson.

First, UNU-FTP director Tumi Tómasson explained the program and reviewed how it had evolved from a relatively simple mission in 1998 with fellows from only 3 countries to more and more complex operations involving fellows in more than 50 countries and short courses in over 20.

Tumi also mentioned some of the challenges world fisheries are facing today, i.e. overexploited natural stocks, heavy post-harvest losses and so on. In light of this UNU-FTP definitely has an important role to play in supporting the newly adopted UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Following these reflections president of Iceland Gušni Th. Jóhannesson addressed the ceremony. He described how, during the last century, fisheries became backbone of the Icelandic economy. Through this experience Iceland gained valuable knowledge about how to modernize the sector.

“And this is exactly why the UNU Fisheries Training Programme is so important,” he said.

After the president“s speech UNU-FTP vice director Žór Įsgeirsson called forward the fellows one by one to receive their graduation certificate which were handed out to each of them by president Gušni. Then they shook hands with Siguršur and Tumi.

Finally, Romauli Napitupulu, gave an inspirational speech on behalf of graduating fellows: “When we get back home we are not only fellows," she reminded the audience “but we are agents of change into our communities".

After the cermony a reception for all guests was held at the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute.

Graduation cermony 2017-18

From the 2017-18 graduation cermony

Romauli Napitupulu speaks on behalf of graduating fellows

Romauli Napitupulu gives a speech on behalf of graduating fellows

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Til hamingju 20. śtskriftarįrgangur

Mįnudaginn 26. febrśar sl. śtskrifašist 20. įgangur nemenda Sjįvarśtvegsskóla Hįskóla Sameinušu žjóšanna.

Forseti Ķslands, Gušni Th. Jóhannesson, var višstaddur athöfnina.

Į žessu skólaįri tók 21 nemandi žįtt ķ sex-mįnaša žjįlfunarnįmi Sjįvarśtvegsskólans. Komu žeir frį 15 löndum ķ Asķu, Afrķku, Miš-Amerķku og Karķbahafi. Meirihlutinn var konur, eša 13 talsins. Įtta sérhęfšu sig į sviši matvęlaframleišslu og gęšastjórnunar; sjö į sviši stofnmats og veišafęratękni; og sex į sviši sjįlfbęrs fiskeldis. Alls hafa 368 nemendur lokiš nįmi frį skólanum frį upphafi.

Formašur stjórnar Sjįvarśtvegsskólans, Siguršur Gušjónsson, stżrši athöfninni.

Forstöšumašur skólans, Tumi Tómasson, gerši grein fyrir starfsseminni og hvernig hśn hefur vaxiš aš umfangi frį žvķ įriš 1998, žegar nemendur komu frį ašeins žremur löndum, til dagsins ķ dag, žegar haldiš er śti margbrotnu samstarfi viš yfir 50 žróunarlönd.

Tumi ręddi einnig žęr risastóru įskoranir sem sjįvarśtvegur į heimsvķsu stendur frammi fyrir, s.s. ofnżtingu aušlinda, spillingu hrįefnis o. s. fr. Meš hlišsjón af žessu er ljóst aš Sjįvarśtvegsskólinn hefur mikilvęgu hlutverki aš gegna er kemur aš žvķ aš styšja undir Sjįlfbęrnimarkmiš SŽ.

Ķ framahaldi af ręšu Tuma įvarpaši forseti Ķslands, Gušni Th. Jóhannesson, samkomuna. Hann fór m.a. yfir žaš hvernig sjįvarśtvegur varš aš undirstöšuatvinnugrein landsins į sķšustu öld. Ķ gegnum žį reynslu hefur žjóšin öšlast veršmęta žekkingu sem getur nżst öšrum.

„Og žaš er einmitt af žessum įstęšum sem Sjįvarśtvegsskólinn er svo mikilvęgur,“ sagši hann.

Eftir ręšu forsetans kallaši ašstošarforstöšumašur Sjįvarśtvegsskólans, Žór Įsgeirsson, nemendur upp til aš taka viš brautskrįningarskķrteinum sķnum, sem forsetinn afhenti žeim hverjum og einum. Aš žvķ loknu tóku žeir ķ hönd Siguršar og Tuma sem óskušu žeim til hamingju.

Athöfnin endaši meš leiftrandi ręšu Romauli Napitupulu frį Indónesķu fyrir hönd śtskriftarnema. „Žegar viš snśum aftur heim erum viš ekki bara nemendur,“ minnti hśn įheyrendur į „heldur erum viš bošberar breytinga ķ okkar nįnasta umhverfi“.

Eftir brautskrįningu var efnt til móttöku fyrir gesti ķ salarkynnum Hafrannsóknastofnunnar.


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