Photo: Cypress Mfg Corporation.Photo: Cypress Mfg Corporation

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) has granted additional funds amounting to NOK 38.65 million to International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) as part of the Oil for Development (OfD) programme for the period 2014-2016, with the aim to strengthen the accountability in the management of oil and gas resources.

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Photo: Albert González Farran.

‘Education is key to reducing poverty. The Norwegian Government therefore intends to double its development assistance to education in countries affected by extreme poverty, crisis and conflict. It is particularly important for us to ensure that more girls have access to education,’ says Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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H.E. Ms. Ingunn Klepsvik and the President of Seychelles, Mr. James Michel. 
Photo: Mervyn Marie, Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles.

On July 20th the Norwegian Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway, H.E. Ms. Ingunn Klepsvik paid a final visit to the Head of State of the Seychelles, President James Michel, to thank him for the good cooperation as her four years tenure as Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Seychelles has come to an end.

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The Norwegian Government agency for Trade and Investment promotion, Innovation Norway, established its first office for the East African region in Nairobi in February 2014. As part of the Innovation Team, the Embassy in Dar es Salaam is currently setting up a business promotion strategy and is working in close collaboration with Innovation Norway in Nairobi.

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Photo: Ann-Therese Kildal.

Norway’s Embassy in Dar es Salaam contracted a mid-term review (MTR) of the Programme " Enhancing Pro-Poor Innovations in Natural Resources and Agricultural Value Chains " (EPINAV), implemented by Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in collaboration with Norway’s University of Life Sciences (NMBU). This report presents the MTR’s main findings, conclusions and suggestions. Download report...

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East Africa Business Summit will take place in Kigali 23rd – 25th of October 2014. The theme of the 2014 Summit is "Positioning East Africa for Inclusive Prosperity in 2020 and beyond" and it will be the sixth summit of its kind.

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