Latest Scandinavian Myanmar News

‘Future is made in Finland’ webinar highlights women in science

Study in Finland released the latest of the ‘Future is made in Finland’ webinar on 25 November 2020 that said: We live in an era of artificial intelligence and quantum computing. These technologies will transform our everyday life, our future. But who is creating these technologies, shaping the future? To truly make technology serve all…

Finnfund continues to support Myanmar SMEs

Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation (Finnfund) makes a 5.5 million USD senior loan investment in Early Dawn Microfinance Co. Ltd. (DAWN), the 3rd largest microfinance company in Myanmar in terms of client outreach. The financing will support DAWN’s expansion in underserved townships and peri-urban areas. DAWN is working to improve financial inclusion by offering group…

Norway offers Sustainable Management MBA scholarship to ASEAN students

The Norwegian Government offers scholarships for an MBA in Sustainability Management to students from the Philippines and other countries in the ASEAN region. The application deadline is 21 January 2021, please follow this link to apply. The MBA course is a collaboration between the Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia, the ASEAN University Network (AUN) and…

Sweden Alumni invite to “Sweden Talks” about the Nobel Prize on 3 Dec

Sweden Alumni Network in Vietnam invites members to Sweden Talks: A Glimpse of the Nobel Prize. Sweden Talks is an online forum where alumni meet each other and expert speakers from Sweden to have conversations on current and important topics. Sweden Talks are open for all Sweden alumni members – this is an offer for…

Myanmar fishery officials study at Arctic University in Tromsø

Three scholars from Myanmar Department of Fisheries, Mr. Chit Oo Lwin, Ms. Myat Mon Soe and Ms. Khet Nu Wai Kyaw, have arrived in the Norwegian city Tromsø, where they will study at Arctic University. With the assistance of the facility members and their senior, Mr. Zaw Tun Aung, they are now gradually settled in…

Norway continues to contribute funds to UNDP Myanmar for recovery suports

On 18 November 2020 the UNDP Myanmar announced that the organization this week would be highlighting the cooperation between Norway and United Nations Development Programme – UNDP. Norway contributes over 200 million USD to the UNDP yearly, through direct program support and multi-partner trust funds. This includes support to several projects in Myanmar. UNDP and…

Sweden provides USD 1,500,000 to UNFPA Women and Girls First Programme Phase II

On10 November 2020  Mr. Anders Frankenberg, Head of Development Cooperation of the Swedish Embassy Section Office in Yangon and Mr. Ramanathan Balakrishnan, UNFPA Representative for Myanmar signed an agreement for a grant of SEK 13 million (US$1.5 million). This funding is to support UNFPA’ Women and Girls First Programme – Phase II (2020 – 2022)…

Sweden Embassy Yangon welcomes new staff member

17 November 2020 the Swedish Embassy in Yangon announced a welcome note to their new member: “We are very excited to welcome our new team member Linnea Lindberg, who will be supporting the team in the areas of conflict prevention, peacebuilding and Rule of Law. Linnea is new to the Section Office but not new…

Finnish SWAPPIE helps in electronic waste challenge

Did you know that incorrect disposal of electronic waste is one of the most problematic challenges in waste management? In Finland, used and serviced smart phones are gaining popularity: They’re easier on the environment – and the wallet. Find out what are Finnish’s secrets in handling waste management here.

Sweden Alumni Network Myanmar invites to webinar on 28 Nov

Sweden Alumni Network Myanmar is launching another live event in the evening of 28 November 2020. With aims to share scholarship information for interested professionals. Scholarship recipients and professionals who are already studying in Sweden will share their instrumental experiences. Don’t miss out! This event is a very good opportunity to those who are interested…