Latest Scandinavian Myanmar News

Denmark continues to support Myanmar’s Sustainable Fisheries Programme

The Danish Embassy announced that Denmark continues to support on sustainable fishing in Myanmar in their official update on 2 July 2020. The statement said: “The Danish Ambassador to Myanmar, H.E. John Nielsen, reaffirmed Danish support to the Sustainable Coastal Fisheries Programme during his VDO conference meeting with the officials from the Ministry of Agriculture,…

Singapore, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland amongst most powerful passports

A new ranking by the Henley Passport Index shows that Singapore and the Scandinavian countries have some of the most powerful passports in the world. The Henley Passport Index releases an annual ranking of the most powerful passports in the world, based on how many destinations the holder can enter without a visa. Citizens with…

EuroCham Myanmar vacancies open for applications until 17 July 2020

EuroCham Myanmar (The European Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar) announced on 3 July 2020, that they are looking for the right candidate to a ‘National Communication Officer’ position. This position is for full time / base in Yangon / Bilingual fluency (Myanmar + English). For more information, please read here Another position open is ‘National…

Finnfund invests in Proximity Finance to help reach more smallholder farmers in Myanmar

Proximity Finance, Myanmar’s first farmer-focused finance institution, signs a 14 million US dollar equity package with Finnfund, Nordic Microfinance Initiative (NMI) and Proparco. Proximity Finance was launched in 2010 as the microfinance arm of Proximity Designs, one of the largest agricultural services platforms in Myanmar, that provides farm technology, agronomy advice and financial services to…

Denmark, World Bank and Ministry of Education support Myanmar townships’s basic education

Denmark gives suppport to The World Bank and Myanmar Ministry of Education’s decentralizes funding to support fundamental education to children in need from 57 townships in Myanmar, announced on an official statement on 29 June 2020.The statement said: “Access to education is a fundamental right for all children and they should enjoy their education rights…

Denmark support SME business grow in Myanmar

The Royal Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar published a statement to celebrate Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day and appreciated growth in the industry, on 26 June 2020. The statement said: Denmark is proud to support MSME growth in Myanmar through the Myanmar Enterprises Monitoring System (MEMS) and the Responsible Business Fund (RBF). Micro, Small,…

Team Europe provides support to Myanmar’s education sector

The Danish embassy in Myanmar published a statement and a clip of a project on 24 June 2020, in which the European Union together with Denmark, Finland, Germany, France and Luxembourg invested EU500 billion to support Myanmar’s education sector. “Leaving no child behind” is the joint goal of the government and all development partners in…

Finland supports in a forestry inventory project in Myanmar

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland will support a forestry inventory project throughout Myanmar, including conflicted territories on 16 June 2020, according to an announcement from the ministry. The statement said: Myanmar is launching a forest inventory project, which will be carried out also in conflict areas. Finland will allocate EUR 3.45 million in development…

Denmark supports mangrove restoration in Myanmar

The Danish embassy in Myanmar providing support to Mangrove restoration and rehabilitation in Rakhine State and Thanintharyi region on 17 June 2020. The official statement says: “Today, marks the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. In support to Myanmar’s efforts to mitigate the negative consequences of climate change, through the Climate Adaptation Programme, Denmark…

Norway and UN Women signed agreement in supporting women, peace and development

On 4 June 2020, the Norwegian ambassador to Myanmar, Tone Tinnes and UN Women’s Regional Director Mr. Mohammad Naciri agreed to continue successful cooperation on women, peace and development in Mon, Kayin and Kayah States and signed a new two-year agreement. The new agreement also includes strengthening women’s leadership and participation in the COVID-19 response…