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UNPD Singapore and the Nordic Innovation house co-organize a webinar on how to fight Covid-19 digitally

The Nordic Innovation House Singapore, UNDP Singapore Global Centre for Technology, Innovation, Sustainable Developement co organize an upcoming webminar (online conference) happening on 22 April 2020. The topic of the online conference is about how to response Covid-19 with digital tools. Experts from Singapore, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and UNDP Global Centre are invited to…

The EU Delegation Singapore published list of emergency contacts

The European Union Delegation Singapore published an emergency contact information for every EU citizens to get in touch and coming home on 16 April 2020. The list of contacts is provided here The statement said: “European Union citizens and citizens from Iceland, Norway and Switzerland (Schengen Area) who face difficulties going back to Europe will…

Vietnamese industries affected as major orders from EU and US freeze

Vietnam’s textile, auto and timber industries are facing challenges with plummeting revenues threatening massive job cuts as the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies. First of all, yhe number of textile orders in the next two months are set to fall 70 percent as major buyers in the EU and the US have stopped signing new contracts due…

Suspected murderer of Norwegian woman might be in Cambodia

A Japanese man suspected in a murder case of a Norwegian woman in Laos may now be in Kampot, Cambodia, according to posts on social media. Ogu “Hiro” Horoyuki, 38, is on an Interpol ‘Red Notice’ after the body of Nerid Høiness, a 30-year-old Norwegian woman, was found strangled in the jungle near Vang Vieng…

Telenor Myanmar gets involved in assisting Central Committee for Covid-19 prevention

Since 9 April 2020, Telenor Myanmar has been using its platform to raise funds for the National-Level Central Committee for covid-19 Prevention, Control and Treatment through an SMS-enabled donation programme. Telenor is calling on its 22 million customers in Myanmar to be part of the nationwide prevention, control and treatment of covid-19. Customers can send…

The Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya provides help to corona affected residents

The pastor of the Norwegian Seamen’s Church Abroad, Sjømannskirken, Father Annstein Lothe offered a helping hand to the citizens of Pattaya who has been affected by the consequences of the novel coronavirus. Father Annstein Lothe gathered the help of both Norwegian and Thai volunteers to present and offer 300 sets of food to help the…

Norway to support Vietnam in Gender Equality programme

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched a three-year partnership programme with the government of Norway. The programme aims to address ‘gender biased sex selection and related harmful practices in Vietnam’. The programme will be co-implemented by the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the General Office for Population and Family Planning…

The Nordics, Waste4change mobilise to solve Indonesia’s waste crisis

Indonesia’s challenges relating to waste are immense, while this sector also constitutes very promising business opportunities – not least for the Nordic countries. There are huge needs for things to be done. And while the country’s waste situation is so dire, it is mainly thanks to some private sector initiatives that efforts to actually address…

SAS and Singapore Airline cabin crew assisting hospitals to ease workload during Covid-19 crisis

A group of Swedish flight attendants from Scandinavian Airlines SAS who have been laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic, are training as assistant nurses to help relieve the load on the overburdened medical departments. Airline cabin crew are considered good candidates to work in hospitals because they are required to complete medical training to…