Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

‘The fight for strengthening human rights is the common thread in everything Norway commits to internationally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Human rights are under pressure internationally. Norway will therefore step up its efforts to promote and protect human rights

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On 19 th November 2014, Her excellency Ambassador Hanne Marie Kaarstad launched TEAM NORWAY in Tanzania during the Norwegian Business Seminar held at Golden Tulip, Dar es Salaam

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2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipients Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. 
Photo: (Kailash Satyarthi) Senado Federal. (Flickr) / (Malala Yousafzai) Prime Minister's Office (Flickr).

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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Photo: Norwegian-African Business Association - NABA.

The Norwegian-African Business Summit 2014 will be held at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Oslo 30 October 2014.

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Pressrelease 8 October 2014 - The Government intends to increase Norway’s budget for 2015 to NOK 32.5 billion. This is an increase of more than NOK 1 billion compared with 2014. Priority is given to education, humanitarian assistance, health and vaccination, private sector development, climate change and human rights. These are key areas for eradicating extreme poverty.

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Photo: Ayla Johanne Lillevik.

Beyond output, examples of results from Norwegian capacity building support to universities in Tanzania:

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Close to 200 representatives from the government, academia, civil society and media were present when REPOA, CMI and the National Bureau of Statistics presented their new research programme "Tanzania as a future petro-state" at the Hyatt Hotel in Dar es Salaam 24.10.2014. The Norwegian Ambassador to Tanzania, H.E. Mrs. Hanne-Marie Kaarstad, presented opening remarks.

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Press release 10 October 2014 - Norway is the first country to support the World Bank’s new multidonor fund for the fight against Ebola. ‘It is positive that the World Bank is setting up a fund to put the health sector in the affected countries in a better position to deal with the crisis. Norway will contribute nearly NOK 70 million to the fund,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Ambassador Hanne-Marie Kaarstad participated in the SAGCOT signing ceremony. 
Photo: Leila El Krekshi, Norwegian Embassy.

On the 30th of September 2014, The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, SAGCOT Centre and Seven Development Partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding for better coordination support and management funding to the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) Centre.

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