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Norwegian People’s Aid transferred equipment to Cambodia

Norwegian People’s Aid Cambodia (NPA Cambodia) transferred on Friday, 15 February 2019 equipment used in its operation to the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA). The equipment handed over to CMAA was funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to develop coordination in mine action toward the areas of community clearance activities,…

Denmark takes pole position as Singapore initiates ‘Infrastructure Asia’

‘Infrastructure Asia’ (IA) is one of the Singapore Government’s most recent and very important initiatives (launched during its presidency of ASEAN in 2018, at the 8th Asia-Singapore Infrastructure Roundtable) – an entity put up to support Asia’s economic and social growth through infrastructure development. Denmark in Singapore has immediately responded to this by engaging and…

Norway’s seafood council appoints new envoy to SE Asia

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) appoints Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit as a new envoy to represent the country’s seafood interests in Southeast Asia. Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit will replace Jon Erik Steenslid, the current holder of the position at the end of this summer. For the past 10 years, Rortveit has been serving as a member of…

Nordic Innovation House chose Singapore as Southeast Asian hub

The much anticipated joint initiative Nordic Innovation House – Singapore (NIH-SG), which opened in October 2018, is a new milestone of sorts in terms of business connections between the Nordics and Southeast Asia – via Singapore as a hub. It will function as a soft-landing, community and resource centre, as well as networking hub for…

Sweden-Cambodia sign MoU for training and research support

The Swedish Embassy in Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding with the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) to fund a high-quality training and research institute on Wednesday 16th January 2019. This fund provides $10 million for a four-year pilot phase. This agreement aims to strengthen RUPP’s information and communications technology (ICT) foundation and to…

Norwegian President of Mine Ban Treaty visited Thailand, Cambodia

From 10-14 December, the Norwegian President of the Mine Ban Treaty, H.E. Ambassador Hans Brattskar made an official visit to Thailand and Cambodia. During the visit, Mr Brattskar met with Thai and Cambodian mine action authorities and organisations, visited demining operations and met with landmine survivors. Land mines and other explosive remnants of war still…

UNICEF, Denmark collaborate to prevent malnutrition in Cambodia

On 17 December, UNICEF announced the launch of a new fish-based wafer snack called Nutrix, that can help to treat severe acute malnutrition in children in Cambodia. Nutrix is developed by UNICEF, the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), Copenhagen University (CU) and Danish Care Foods (DCF), in collaboration with the Royal Government…