Latest Scandinavian Philippines News

A world-class quarantine center for seafarers in Manila established

On 27 November 2020 Norwegian shipowners ensured safe crew changes during the pandemic by establishing a world-class quarantine center for seafarers in Manila. The center is set-up and is managed by the Norwegian Training Center led by the Managing Director of the NTC Erlend Grimstad and Jo Even Tomren. Roughly 500,000 seafarers are currently unable…

‘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…

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…

The Danish company Vissing Agro is looking for Sales Manager

The Danish embassy in Manila announced on 24 November 2020 a job vacancy: Vissing Agro continues its successful growth in the Philippine market and wishes to expand its activities. We are searching for an ambitious individual to take on the role as Sales Manager in the Philippines with responsibility for sale and marketing of our…

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…

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.

Norway, UNDP and BARMM government signed partnership agreement to help peace building in Bangsamoro region

The Government of Norway and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a partnership agreement to support the peace-building and conflict mediation capacities of women and the active engagement of youth in the Bangsamoro region. Norwegian Ambassador to the Philippines Bjørn Staurset Jahnsen and UNDP Philippines Resident Representative Dr. Selva Ramachandran launched the new…

Limited seats available for the ASEAN-EU Business summit 2020, register today

The ASEAN-EU Business Summit is back for its 8th edition, slated to be held in Singapore on 19 November 2020. This year’s edition follows on from a highly successful run in Thailand 2019 during their ASEAN Chairmanship, graced by ASEAN Ministers, Ambassadors and prominent business leaders who spoke at the event attended by high-level delegates.…

Danish Embassy Manila invites to the 4th Series on Green Mobility webinar

On 11 November 2020 the Royal Danish embassy in Manila announced the date to their next series of webinar discussion on biking. Here comes another Info Series on cycling that said: On 19 November 2020, we have @Niels Hoe to share valuable knowledge on active and green mobility to the Provincial Government of Eastern Samar…

Grundfos Foundation gave out a community grant worth P7.1 mil to assist Baseco Compound with clean water

Baseco Compound, one of the largest and densest slums in Manila, gained access to clean water supply with two new water treatment systems given by the Danish Grundfos foundation. Grundfos Foundation gave out a community grant worth P7.1 million to install the Grundfos systems, which are solar powered water-filtration units, with the help of Grundfos…