Maria Jønsson

Maria Jønsson is a journalist trainee working at ScandAsia from 1 August 2016 till February 2017.

Swedish Church to reduce their work in Singapore

The Swedish Church in Singapore will be reducing their presence in the country from the beginning of 2017. For the past two years, the Swedish and the Norwegian Churches Abroad have had a co-operation in Singapore. But now, the Church of Sweden Abroad have seen that they have to look through the forms for the co-operation…

National Conference on Business Integrity in Phnom Penh

On Thursday 15 December 2016, Ms. Martina Fors Mohlin, First Secretary at the Embassy of Sweden in Phnom Penh, participated in the National Conference on Business Integrity organised annually by Transparency International Cambodia. The Conference seeks to engage key participants from civil society, government and private sector to promote and raise awareness of clean business…

Norway-Asia Business Summit 2017 Postponed

Due to conflicting calendars of several of the key attendees, it has been decided to postpone the planned Norway-Asia Business Summit 2017 in Cebu, the Philippines to 21-23 November 2017. Norway-Asia Business Summit aims to strengthen the competitiveness of Norwegian businesses in the region through increased geopolitical knowledge, economic understanding, and market comprehension. The delegates…

Marsch Siamese at Amalienborg Castle in Copenhagen

On Tuesday 6 December 2016 at 12.00 hrs, the Danish Royal Guard Music Band performed a special song, “Marsch Siamese”, during the ceremony of the changing of guards at the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen in remembrance of the Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the late King of Thailand. The song “Marsch Siamese” was…

Sweden to support Cambodian schooling

On Wednesday 14 December, Sweden and the Royal Government of Cambodia signed a one year extension of the ongoing agreement on SIG, School Improvement Grants, of SEK 61.5 million. The objective of the School Improvement Grants is to assist Cambodia in providing quality education services to all children. With this agreement, it is expected that…

Energy management workshop in Myanmar

On Friday 9 December 2016, the Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar and the Ministry of Electricity and Energy co-hosted an energy management workshop in co-operation with World Wildlife Fund and the Danish wind turbines producer Vestas. At the workshop, experts presented international experiences for integration of renewable power and management in power systems providing efficient,…

62,000 DKK from Sønderborg to Laos and Cambodia

In 2016, SOS Children’s Villages in Sønderborg, Denmark, have sent 62,000 DKK to children in Laos and Cambodia. A Christmas raffle at a market in Cathrinesminde gave a surplus of 20,000 DKK, and combined with other activities in 2016, the association has collected 62,000 DKK for four SOS projects in Laos and Cambodia. The money is…