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Denmark shared clean energy transition insights at ConEx

On 13 September Denmark’s new Ambassador Rasmus A. Kristensen gave a presentation in a high level plenary on renewable energy and energy security at the EBTKE ConEx 2017 conference. The Minister of Bappenas, the Deputy Executive Director of IEA, the US Ambassador to Indonesia, the Vice Chairman of Kadin, the Country Manager of IFC Indonesia…

Norway’s new ambassador to Indonesia: H.E. Vegard Kaale

As of September 12th 2017, HE Mr Vegard Kaale is the new Ambassador to Indonesia, reports Royal Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta. Mr Kaale looks forward to continuing to strengthen the good relations between Norway and Indonesia in many fields. “Our new Ambassador has a broad background within both political and administrative affairs at the Ministry…

Denmark supports Sumatra rainforests conservation

The Harapan rainforest is managed as an ecosystem restoration concession. It’s rich biodiversity includes the Sumatran Tiger, Asian Elephant, Malayan Tapir, Sunbear and numerous birds and reptiles. Harapan is also home to the indigenous Bathin Sembilan people. Conservation has many challenges in Indonesia’s fast growing economy. Forest encroachment is one of them. Dialogue with adjacent…

Danish ambassador visited Istiqlal Mosque

On 26 September Denmark’s Ambassador Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen was kindly welcomed by the Grand Imam Prof. Nasaruddin Umar at his first visit to the largest mosque in South East Asia, Istiqlal Mosque. He was shown around the beautiful complex and got a glimpse of the Cathedral of Jakarta, which is placed just next to the…

Therese Hermann new Danish Head of Trade, Indonesia

Therese Hermann arrived in late August as the new Head of Trade at the Danish Embassy in Jakarta. “We’d like you to meet our new dynamic and enthusiastic colleague Therese. Therese and our trade team will work to strengthen business and investment relations between Indonesia and Denmark,” wrote the Danish Embassy in Indonesia. Therese has…

A world away at The Sanchaya

It is only a 50-minute ferry ride away from Singapore where The Sanchaya sits beachfront – and yet it nearly feels like worlds apart. It is, in many aspects, in a position on its own. This out-of-the-ordinary estate is the vacation home of an affluent Russian lady who, when residing in her Singapore home, felt…

3 Group launches ‘3LikeHome’ cheap roaming in Thailand

The 3 Group with mobile network services in Denmark and Sweden as well as Austria, Italy, Ireland, and the UK is now offering its cheap “3LikeHome” roaming service when visiting Thailand. It means 3 customers can use their phones in Thailand just like at home in Europe. They can also enjoy the same convenience in…

Joint Nordic Jakarta reception: The Nordic Way

On 20 September the Embassy of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark had invited high-level guests and important stakeholders to Shangri-La Hotel for a grand celebration themed ‘The Nordic Way‘. The Indonesian Minister for Environment and Forestry Ibu Siti Nurbaya Bakar and the Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ibu Susi Pudjiastuti along with ambassadors from…

China, Indonesia, Vietnam joins Denmark in new climate alliance

The Denmark-inspired ‘Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030’ (P4G), a new global climate alliance aiming to become a new engine to drive green growth, was launched on 20 September in the UN Headquarters. Leaders from government, business and civil society launched P4G to drive inclusive, equitable and sustainable economic growth. P4G will…