Tag: Danish Ambassador John Nielsen

Denmark supports young change-makers in Rakhine state, Myanmar

The Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar has released a work update from 8 January 2020. Danish Ambassador John Nielsen gave a speech and engaged in lively dialogue with an impressive group of about 150 inspiring youth representatives from different communities from all over Rakhine State. The group of representatives attended a Youth Camp organized by…

Denmark handed IT essentials to Myanmar’s Anti-Corruption Commission

Last week, the Danish Ambassador John Nielsen handed over essential IT equipment to the Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) of Myanmar so the Commission can establish a computer-based data collection and analysis unit to generate reliable data on corruption related matters. The support is part of the Danish funded Capacity Strengthening Project where the UNODC as the…

Denmark supports teaching law students in Myanmar about Human Rights

The Embassy of Denmark has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mandalay University to further strengthen the cooperation in Human Rights Education. The Danish support enables the University’s Law Department to establish a Human Rights Resource Centre and a Legal Information Centre. In addition, Law faculty members will be taught in how to teach human…

Denmark commits additional USD 720,000 to Climate Adaption for Coastal Communities programme in Myanmar

Denmark has committed additional USD 720,000 to further strengthen the efforts of the Myanmar Forest Department in fostering resilience of coastal communities in Rakhine and Taninthayi against the adverse impacts of climate change. The commitment was made by the Danish Ambassador, Mr John Nielsen at the Steering Committee Meeting for the Danish-funded Programme on Climate…

Ambassador Nielsen gave an opening speech at the Myanmar Media Development Conference

The Danish Ambassador to Myanmar, Mr John Nielsen, gave an opening speech at the Myanmar Media Development Conference. Through support to International Media Support (IMS), Denmark contributes to promote accurate news and counter disinformation and hate speech in Myanmar. This includes supporting media and digital rights and tech organisations to fact-check and to debunk wrong…

Denmark donates 50,000 reusable masks to Deputy Mayor of Yangon City

On 24th July, The Danish Ambassador, H.E. John Nielsen handed over 50,000 reusable masks worth of 30 million Kyats to the Deputy Mayor of Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) for further distribution to street vendors and daily workers at wet markets and for its municipal workers who are working on the ground. Mr Nielsen said,…

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,…