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Danish Crown Princess to visit Indonesia

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HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will be going to Indonesia for the sake of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Along with Rasmus Prehn, the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, and Natalia Kanem, Executice Director for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), she is visiting from 2 to 4 December. The aim is to get…

Marimekko x Uniqlo second collaboration collection for Fall / Winter 2019

Marimekko, a Finnish design house, announced a collaboration with UNIQLO, a Japanese global apparel retailer, for a new limited edition collection on 15th November 2019. The first collection designed by the two companies, introduced in spring 2018, was very successful. The new 2019 Fall/Winter collection celebrates Finnish winter traditions and augments women’s offerings with items…

An ocean of solutions to plastic pollution at SEA circular conference

On Thursday 14 November 2019, the SEA of Solutions was wrapped up after four days of discussing how to combat plastic waste at the United Nations’ Conference Center in Bangkok. The conference was hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia, COBSEA. Through the initiative SEA…

Logo design competition for Swedish-Indonesia diplomats relationship

The Embassy of Indonesia to Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden to Indonesia, invite all to participate in a logo design competition as part of the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Indonesia and Sweden. Specification and requirements are: 1. Logo formats: PDF or EPS (full colour and grayscale), resolution 300 dpi…

Norwegian indie band returning to Southeast Asia

Boy Pablo, the Norwegian indie singer-songwriter, will be performing at major cities in Southeast Asia such as Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta, and Manila on the last week of November 2019.  Boy Pablo, the lead singer was originally from Bergen, Norway. The band started as  the “Boy Pablo” in December 2015, together with his musician…

Norwegian embassy supported circular economy in Indonesia

Mr Bjørnar Dahl Hotvedt, Chargé d’affaires at the Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta was a panelist speaker at the 3rd Indonesia Circular Economy Forum (ICEF) which took place at Pullman Jakarta on the 11th-12th November 2019. The purpose of this forum was to strengthen commitment of stakeholders and produce recommendation documents in realizing circular economy in…

ScandAsia puts the spotlight on the Nordics’ circular economy Asian outreach

During SWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology) and Singapore Fintech Festival, Denmark’s ‘Sustainability Thought Leader Forum’ showcases Denmark and the Nordics as frontrunners in sustainable development, while the Nordic Innovation House Singapore showcases its Circular Economy & Energy programme. These are very prominent activities among many similar ones by the Nordics recently. In connection…

The Nordics shared green economy experience at the EBTKE2019 expo in Indonesia

The Swedish, Norwegian and Danish embassies together created a Nordic Pavilion at the EBTKE2019 expo in Jakarta on 6 – 8 November 2019. The pavillion provided information about green economy as practiced in the Scandinavian countries. The EBTKE2019 Conex expo hosted by the Indonesian Renewable Energy Society Indonesia (METI) is the 8th edition. The 2019…

Nordic tourism is safe: Ving Gruppen gets new owners

Billionaire Petter Stordalen’s Strawberry Group will team up with Altor Fund V and TDR Capital to take over the assets of Thomas Cook Northern Europe, or Vinggruppen, as it is usually called, according to a statement by the group on Wednesday 30 October 2019. EPA Vinggruppen is the Nordic operations of Thomas Cook Group Plc…

Nokia and Hutchison 3 to provide new technology to Indonesian enterprise

Nokia –  the Finnish multinational telecommunications and information technology company – has signed a contract with leading telecommunications service provider Hutchison 3 Indonesia (3ID) at the headquarter office in Espoo, Finland. The agreement is to provide IoT (Internet of Things) coverage to enterprises in Indonesia. Utilising the fully virtualised Nokia Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING)…