Tag: Danish embassy Myanmar

Danish Embassy in Myanmar funds fact-checking groups as fake news mutates

Just before the November election The Danish Embassy’s TechPlomacy (technological-diplomacy) initiative provided six Myanmar based groups with pilot funding for fact checking. The country faces challenges around disinformation, misinformation, hate speech as well as lack of news and digital literacy skills amid a boom in online access and social media platforms. On top of that…

Denmark committed DKK35 million to support Myanmar’s 5 year Climate Adaption Programme

Coastal communities in Myanmar are extremely vulnerable to the impact of climate change and highly exposed to severe natural weather events such as heavy rain, storm surge, floods and cyclones. To help Myanmar respond to those natural challenges, the Forest Department, with the support from Denmark, is implementing a 5-year climate adaption programme that commenced…

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…

Danish help to LGTB group in Myanmar affected by Covid-19

On 24 August 2020, The embassy of Denmark in Myanmar published their work to the LGBTQ community in Myanmar. The community has increasingly been facing hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. To assist the community getting through the crisis, the Danish Embassy is providing psychosocial grants to 200 people who are in need of support.…

Denmark progressing in partnership project for green house gas reduction

The embassy of Denmark in Myanmar announced on 13 July 2020 progress regarding Denmark’s partnership with governments worldwide to reduce carbon emission. The statement said: “The Danish Energy Agency cooperates bilaterally with emerging and developed economies, assisting the countries in their transition away from polluting greenhouse gas emissions while at the same time maintaining stable…

Denmark announced support for Electronic Library for basic education in Myanmar

The Danish embassy in Myanmar announced on 14 July 2020 that together with Ministry of education they have launched E-Library for parents and children during home school moment. The statement said: This week is a week for student registration for the Myanmar children for this academic year. On this important week, Denmark is pleased to…

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,…