Tag: Sida

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…

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 contributes to Myanmar Humanitarian Fund

Sweden has made another contribution through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida, to the Myanmar Humanitarian Fund (MHF) of SEK 5 million (approx. US$ 584,000), in addition to the SEK 5 million contribution made earlier in the year. The MHF is an OCHA-managed country-based pooled fund that provides funding for emergency responses to urgent…

Sweden guarantees loans for poverty reduction and inclusive development in 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, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) will issue a guarantee of 1.3 billion SEK to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The guarantee will enable the ADB to increase its lending to new…

Sweden holds First Generation Workshop in Phnom Penh

The Embassy of Sweden, Phnom Penh reports of great turnout and interactive discussions at the workshop on “ICT in Education as a tool for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”, which was held on 31 May. The LIFE Academy from Sweden co-organised the event. #First Generation – ICT is a tool in education for achieving Sustainable…