Category: Sustainability

Nordic green and innovative solutions in Thailand






On Tuesday 27 June 2017, the Department of European Affairs organized a seminar on ‘Nordic 4.0: Green and Innovative’ at the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland shared national experiences from each country. Swedish Ambassador to Thailand, Staffan Herrström, gave a presentation on Sweden and innovation and Vlad Månsson, Project Manager…

After 10 years Danida still makes difference for Thai wildlife






Visiting the Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Uffe Wolffhechel, Ambassador of Denmark to Thailand, got to see first-hand how Denmark’s development cooperation, Danida, projects make a long lasting difference. The project has consisted of know-how transfer, better sustainability and involvement of many groups living in the area. The concept of the project has since been copied in…

Recognizing women’s work in Vietnamese agriculture






Sweden is working together with partners in Vietnam to strengthen gender equality, among other places in the Vietnamese farming of rice and shrimps. To see results of GRAISEA, the regional program Gender Transformative and Responsible Agribusiness Investment in South East Asia, Anette Andersson from the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, together with Åsa Heijne, Sida…

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to China in June






On 26-28 June, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will travel to China. On the trip are several government councils and a business delegation. The Prime Minister will also have talks with China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang and speak at the World Economic Forum. The government-led delegation trip takes place within the government’s Team Sweden initiative…

Denmark met with Ministry of Agriculture Malaysia






On 22 May Ambassador to Malaysia, Nicolai Ruge, and Minister Counsellor, Nina Talvela together with Bent Urup from Aqua Partners A/S and Michael Aaman from Veolia met with Ministry of Agriculture Malaysia. They talked about the Danish Malaysian cooperation within agriculture, following the signing of the bilateral agreement MOU and further discussed how to create…

Mika Lintilä deepens Finland-Indonesia bond at networking night






As Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland, Mika Lintilä visited Indonesia, Finnish and Indonesian companies gathered for a night of networking in the company of the minister. “I look forward to new business opportunities between Indonesia and Finland. Finnish companies can offer sustainable solutions to the Indonesian market,” said Mika Lintilä as he gave his…

Improved livelihoods among Myeik fishing communities






On Thursday 1 June 2017, the Danish Real Time Evaluation, RTE, team landed in Myeik, Myanmar to evaluate and monitor progress of the Sustainable Coastal Fisheries programme supported by Denmark. They observed a workshop on implementation of the programme facilitated by the Department of Fisheries in Myeik. RTE is an approach to enhance the evaluative…

Swedish ambassador met ministry of environment Vietnam






On 18 May 2017 Ambassador Pereric Högberg and colleagues from the Embassy made a visit to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment; where H.E Mr Nguyen Linh Ngoc, Vice Minister received them. They discussed key priorities of Sweden and Vietnam in fighting pollution, marine and sea resources and climate change. The two sides also…

Ambassador Maria Sargren on developing Cambodia






Going from working with development policies in the busy and lively EU capital, Brussels, to being an Ambassador in still developing country Cambodia is quite a change of settings. Maria Sargren has been the Swedish Ambassador to Cambodia since September 2016, and though it is quite a change from her previous life in the Belgian capital, she is eager…

Swedish representatives visited Trat mangrove forest restoration






On 20-21 April, RECOFTC, a regional organization for sustainable community forestry, and partners visited mangrove forest communities in Prednai and Tha Ra Nae in Trat province, Thailand to learn from their forest restoration journey. The delegation included the Ambassador of the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok H.E. Staffan Herrström, the Ambassador of the Embassy of…