Tag: Embassy of Sweden Bangkok

H.M. Queen Silvia, World Childhood Foundation visit Thailand

H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden and World Childhood Foundation on 7 February made a project visit in Bangkok together with H.R.H. Princess Soamsawali. Friends International presented its efforts to support children and families in the Rongwai Community of central Bangkok. H.M.Queen Silvia then moved on to Udon Thani, where she will continue her engagement for…

‘Smart Cities’ event arranged in Thailand by Sweden

Business Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok arranged a high level event on the topic Smart Cities in Thailand (held on 14-15 November). Workshops and roundtable discussions were organised in both Bangkok and Khon Kaen, resulting in fruitful discussions on the development of smart and sustainable cities in Thailand. H.E. Dr. Arkom Termpittayapaisith,…

ILO-Sweden decent work garment sector Asian supply chains meeting

The ILO and the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok on 10-11 October 2017 convened a meeting to support the development of a possible future regional programme to promote decent work, environmental sustainability and gender equality in garment supply chains in Asia. The consultation meeting included ILO constituents (representatives of governments, employers’ organizations and workers’ organizations)…

Katarina Ekelund, new TSCC Executive Director: a true Swedish-Thai

The Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (TSCC) has appointed a new Executive Director. Master’s graduate Katarina Ekelund, the daughter of her Thai mother and Swedish father, has in August 2017 replaced Ms Jiraya Chanchon who has decided to concentrate on own businesses. “I understand that Jiraya has done a great job for the chamber, as its…

New Deputy Head at Swedish Embassy Bangkok: Nicolas Weeks

The Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok has announced its new Deputy Head of Mission, replacing Charlotta Schlyter who was recently appointed Sweden’s Ambassador to Bangladesh: Mr Nicolas Weeks. He arrives from Sweden where he worked at the Personnel department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Nicolas has broad experience in both trade and political affairs…

Farewell to Charlotta Schlyter, Bangladesh next

On 11 August staff at the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok bid farewell to their Deputy Head of Mission, Charlotta Schlyter. Ms. Schlyter had been with the embassy since September 2015. She is on her way to Dhaka, where she will serve as Sweden’s Ambassador to Bangladesh. “She arrived at post in Bangkok during a…

Sweden as IT, start-up hub highlighted in Thailand

Charlotta Schlyter, Deputy Head of Mission, and Vivianne Gillman, Trade Commissioner at Business Sweden, shared with Thailand the Swedish experience of what can stimulate IT start-ups, the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok reported. This took place at a seminar hosted by the Nation Building Institute-NBI‘s senior executive programme (on 26 July). The seminar was held…

Sida-supported transboundary rivers Oxfram programme launch

Oxfam has per May 2017 launched a five-year programme to promote better cooperation around transboundary rivers. The programme is called ‘Transboundary Rivers of South Asia’ (Trosa), aimed to reduce poverty and marginalisation of vulnerable river communities through increased access to, and control over, the water resources on which their livelihoods depend. Funded by Sweden, the…

Swedish embassy Bangkok visited Volvo Trucks

Kamlarp Sirikittiwatn, President of Volvo Group Trucks Asia & JVs Sales and Ms Helen Savemyr, SVP of Volvo Group Trucks Asia & JVs and Operations, welcomed H.E. Ambassador Staffan Herrström and his colleagues from the embassy to the plant in Samutprakarn outside of Bangkok on 18 May 2017. The visit included a walk-through of the…

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…