Tag: Sida

Swedish organized training program on sustainable forestry open for applicants from Thailand and Laos

The Swedish Forest Agency (Skogstyrelsen) announced on 19 January 2021 the following regarding their ‘LoCoFoRest (Locally Controlled Forest Restoration) training programme’: “We depend on forests for our survival, from the air we breathe to the wood we use. Around 60% of Sweden is covered by forest. In Thailand, this figure is about 30% so we…

Three Cambodians complete Swedish training in gender statistic

On 13 January 2021 the Swedish Head of Development Cooperation, Samuel Hurtig, welcomed three Cambodian participants who successfully completed the International Training Programme on Gender Statistic. The programme was organized by Statistics Sweden, in collaboration with Sida. The International Training Programme on Gender Statistic contributes to capacity building on gender equality and how statistics on…

Swedish embassy in Yangon welcomes new team member

On 12 January 2021 the Embassy of Sweden section office in Yangon released a welcome note about their new team member, as follow: “We warmly welcome our new colleague Frederik Frisell, who will be replacing Anders Frankenberg as Head of Development Cooperation in Myanmar. Frederik has recently worked with Swedish humanitarian assistance and has visited…

RECOFTC, CIFOR and Sweden launch the Forest Landscape Governance Research Network

On 1 October 2020, RECOFTC launched an initiative to build the research capacity of universities in Southeast Asia to foster good forest governance. Funded by Sweden, the project will develop a strong network of researchers dedicated to strengthening rights, reducing poverty and inequity, and realizing sustainable development. The two-year initiative will benefit more than 190…

Sweden contributes US$43 million to healthcare in Myanmar

Sweden grants US$43 million (SEK385 million) to the Access to Health fund for Myanmar. Access to Health is a large fund handled by UNOPS (United Nations Office for Project Services). With support of Sweden, the United States, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, the fund will continue to build and strengthen the healthcare in Myanmar between…

Finnish embassy visited ‘Stopping Exploitation through Accessible Services’

The Embassy of Finland in Bangkok visited SEAS (Stopping Exploitation through Accessible Services) of Change’s learning centre in Rayong on 29 October. This project is funded by Kesko Corporation of Finland, Finnpartnership programme of Finnish government, SIDA of Sweden and the Richard and Helen DeVos foundation. The project aims to teach Thai, English, Khmer and…

Sweden and the UN will beat plastic pollution in Southeast Asia

Sweden and UN Environment announces project that aims to ensure that less plastic leaks through waste management systems. Sweden, United Nations Environment (UN Environment) and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) on 10 September announced a project to combat marine litter and plastic pollution in Southeast Asia over the coming four…

CCHR allowed continue promoting human rights in Cambodia

Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) is a non-aligned, independent, non-governmental organization (NGO) promoting and protecting human rights in the Kingdom of Cambodia. CCHR currently has support from Sweden’s Diakonia (for the Human Rights Network Project), while the European Union is among many other international donors. Sida was also a direct donor previously. On 26 November…

Sweden provides new Rohingya refugees support of SEK 100 million

The Rohingya crisis continues to grow as more and more people fly from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Sida (Swedish International Development Agency) has in November therefore decided to distribute a new humanitarian support of 100 million kronor to organizations that assist refugees both in Bangladesh and Myanmar where the needs are enormous. “When so many people…

ITP SRHR alumni Myanmar launched with Swedish embassy

On 26 September, Embassy of Sweden, Section Office in Yangon was happy to host alumnis from the Sida financed Advanced International Training Programme (ITP) on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) together with Lund University. The purpose of the meeting was to launch the Myanmar network among the ITP SRHR alumni. The group discussed…