Tag: Embassy Sweden Bangkok

Swedish Ambassador promoted women’s leadership

On 6 November Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand, Staffan Herrström, participated in a panel at a seminar on promoting women’s leadership and political participation. At the seminar, the Ambassador shared experiences from women’s leadership in Swedish politics, also stressing the key factor of convincing men that they are also benefiting from gender equality. The seminar was…

Sneak peek at Swedish upcoming photo exhibition

In 2019 the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok will showcase a photo exhibition to celebrate 150 years of friendship between Sweden and Thailand. Now, the Embassy gives sneak peeks on their facebook page. The photo exhibition will picture Thais with relations to Sweden and Swedes with relations to Thailand. The exhibition will open on 4…

Swedish Education and Career Days announced for Bangkok

The Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, will organise a 4-day program in relation to the yearly OCSC International Education Expo, to promote Swedish brands towards Thai students and graduates. For the first time, there will be a unique Swedish Pavilion at the OCSC International Education Expo on…

Recognizing women’s work in Vietnamese agriculture

Sweden is working together with partners in Vietnam to strengthen gender equality, among other places in the Vietnamese farming of rice and shrimps. To see results of GRAISEA, the regional program Gender Transformative and Responsible Agribusiness Investment in South East Asia, Anette Andersson from the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, together with Åsa Heijne, Sida…

Sweden attends forum on Pak Beng Hydropower Project

Using the Mekong River as a source of sustainable energy was discussed as the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok participated in a regional stakeholder forum on Lao PDR’s Pak Beng Hydropower Project, held on Friday 5 May 2017 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The forum was arranged by the Mekong River Commission, MRC, who is responsible for facilitating the prior…

Sweden, Wocan launch regional gender equality support

The Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok together with WOCAN, Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, launched a regional gender equality support function for development cooperation partners for the implementation of Sweden’s development cooperation in Asia. The purpose of the gender support function is to make it possible for the Development cooperation…

Swedish “innovative” guarantee loan funding to Asia

Despite increased economic growth in Asia, two-thirds of the world’s poorest people live here. In order to stimulate innovative projects to reduce poverty, Sida has issued a guarantee of 1.3 billion SEK (approx. 155 million USD) to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The guarantee will enable the ADB to increase its lending to new projects…