News from Norway

Appels à propositions 2017-2021 Date limite: 20 avril 2017 à 9h00 HNEC L’agence pour le développement et la coopération (Norad) invite les organisations civiles travaillant dans le domaine de l’éducation à soumettre des propositions de projet pour le Burkina Faso, le Niger, et le Mali. La somme totale distribuée lors de cet appel est d’environ NOK 80 millions. Les projets choisis se dérouleront... Read more

Ibsen Awards are announcing The Ibsen Scholarships 2017. Funds amounting to NOK 2.000.000,- (approx. Euro 221.000,- /USD 235.000,-) are awarded theatre projects worldwide. Read more

African economies are growing, and becoming more connected to the world economy than ever before. Still, many companies have not discovered the great business opportunities on offer In Africa. In 2017, Nor-Shipping, one of the world’s leading maritime events, will put Africa on the agenda. Read more

The application period for scholarships in 2018 will open in the beginning of 2017. The purpose of the scholarship programme is to provide opportunities for postdoctoral researchers in Africa to pursue their own research projects, thereby indirectly strengthening the academic milieux in African countries. The scholarship offers access to the Institute's library and other resources that provide... Read more

Do you know a hero supporting refugees? Someone who is dedicating their time and resources and going above and beyond the call of duty? Nominations for the 2017 Nansen Refugee Award close on 7 February. The successful winner will receive $150,000 to invest in their work and a global media platform to raise awareness of the context in which they operate. Click to nominate  or click to  fi Read more

The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) are now accepting applications for the Claude Ake visiting chair for 2017. For more information, please go to the webiste: http://www.nai.uu.se/scholarships/claude_ake/ Read more

From 1st January 2017, INTSOK will change name to Norwegian Energy Partners Read more

Nine Norwegian films have been selected for Amsterdam’s IDFA, considered the world’s most important documentary film festival. Read more

Norway will host the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo 21-23 June 2016. The Congress will attract 1300 participants from over 80 countries, including ministers, parliamentarians, academics, lawyers, and members of civil society. Read more

Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

Today, World Press Freedom Day is being celebrated with more than 100 events all over the world. The overarching theme for this year’s international event is access to information and fundamental freedoms. Read more

Photo: Sølve Sundsbø Det kongelige hoff.

This weekend Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja mark the 25th anniversary of their ascension to the Norwegian throne. Read more

Photo: Meena Syed Norway's Mission to the UN.

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg joins fellow Heads of State and Government for an historic summit to adopt the world's new development agenda. The Sustainable Development Goals constitute an ambitious and universal plan to eradicate all poverty in the world and facilitate sustainable development over the next 15 years. Read more

Photo: Astrid Sehl.

Press release 25 March 2015: Norway has provided more than NOK 500 million to the efforts to fight Ebola in West Africa. The infection rate is now greatly reduced. Norway is therefore scaling down its efforts in cooperation with the authorities in the countries concerned and the UN. This means that Norwegian health workers will return to Norway at the end of March. Read more

Norway is the first country to support the World Bank’s new multidonor fund for the fight against Ebola. ‘It is positive that the World Bank is setting up a fund to put the health sector in the affected countries in a better position to deal with the crisis. Norway will contribute nearly NOK 70 million to the fund,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai. Read more

Photo: NABA.

The Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) is organising the Norwegian-African Business Summit in Oslo on 30 October 2014 with the title Mapping the African Infrastructure Landscape contending that “Investment in infrastructure accounts for over half of the recent improvements in economic growth in Africa and has the potential to achieve even more” More information from NABA and the... Read more

Norway is doubling its support for the fight against Ebola, and will be contacting the UN, the UK Government and other relevant actors to offer personnel and equipment for their operations. A new contribution of NOK 89 million brings Norway’s total funding for the fight against Ebola to just over NOK 184 million. Read more

The Government will work at the international level to promote the removal of subsidies on fuels that are harmful to the environment, exacerbate climate change and undermine sustainable development. Read more

Photo: Naba.

Save the date for the Norwegian-African Business Summit 2014, which will take place in Oslo on the 30th of October. Read more

Norway is increasing its annual support for efforts to eradicate polio from NOK 50 million to NOK 240 million for the next six years. The funding will be channelled through the GAVI Alliance. Read more