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Nordic Chambers of Commerce support anti-corruption in Thailand

The four Nordic Chambers of Commerce in Thailand have jointly signed a memorandum of understanding with Thailand’s Private Sector Collective Action Coalition against Corruption(CAC) on 11 October 2018. The signing took place at the sideline of the CAC’s 9th annual National Conference “Disrupting Corruption” at Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok. “The Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce…

Raising kids abroad requires a plan

Moving abroad with young children forces parents to take deliberate choices about their child’s upbringing that parents not living abroad do not have to think about. Two parents being aware of this are Hanna Tjernberg and Emma Campbell from Sweden, who raise their preschool kids in Thailand. Moving with kids to a new country can…

Norwegian Ambassador designate made first visit to Ho Chi Minh City

Norwegian Ambassador designate to Vietnam Grete Løchen and Deputy Head of Mission Jan Wilhelm Grythe have made their first visit to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. During the vist, the Ambassador designate and Deputy Head of Mission had a successful meeting with the Norwegian Honorary Consulate, Arild Haugan. They also met with the Norwegian Mission…

Swedish food swapping app launched in Singapore

Swedish Electrolux has launched a campaign called Social Food Swap. It includes an app which encourages the community in Singapore to swap food items. The campaign encourages households in Singapore to swap 200 grams of food each week. In that way, Electrolux claims that 10.000 tonnes of wasted food can be saved in a year.…

Danish researcher wins award for forest-saving app

Danish researcher Ida Theilade has been granted the University of Copenhagen’s Innovation Award 2018 for a Smartphone app that helps preventing illegal logging in the Prey Lang Forest in Cambodia. Senior Researcher at the Section for Global Development at the University of Copenhagen, Ida Theilade, is granted the award for the project ‘It’s Our Forest…

Asia House: A gateway from Denmark to Asia

Asia House is a Danish organisation that connects Denmark and Asia. With executive director Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup in front, Asia House aims to be a platform of knowledge about business in the Asian market – a market too important to overlook according to the executive director. 120 years ago, a red brick house was built…

Smartphones help to save forest in Cambodia

University of Copenhagen, Danmission, the IT company Web Essentials and local peacebuilding organizations in Cambodia have developed an app for smartphones that helps protecting the forest. The app “Prey Lang App” makes it easy for local forest patrols in Cambodia to geo-reference, document, and upload data about forest resources and illegal logging. The app is…

Denmark supports Indonesia after earthquakes

Danish experts, equipment and aid are on the way to Indonesia after the country suffered a series of earthquakes and a tsunami in September. The Danish emergency response services has given 10 million Danish crowns to support Indonesia. Furthermore, Denmark will also dispatch equipment that includes generators and water cleansing equipment, according to CPH Post…