Women line up to vote in the 2013 Constitutional Assembly (CA) elections, KanchanpurWomen line up to vote in the 2013 Constitutional Assembly (CA) elections, Kanchanpur

Norway is a committed development partner to Nepal. Our key areas of cooperation are education, good governance and renewable energy. In 2013, Norway granted a total of NOK 181 million (approximately USD 30 million) in development aid to Nepal.

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STEP BY STEP: Nepali expertise is highly appreciated while building stone steps along hiking routes in Norway. 
Photo: Marit Bakke.

Nepalis are building new stone steps along the famous hiking trail to the top of Gaustadtoppen in Norway.

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Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal, Mr.Kjell Tormod Pettersen (left) and Mr.Bishnu Bahadur K.C., President of Transparency International (TI) Nepal. 
Photo: Helga Rognstad.

Norway continues support to Transparency International- Nepal with NOK 3.5 mill for a new project titled “Building national integrity in Nepal”, aiming at reducing public sector corruption.

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WOMEN AND PEACEBUILDING:  Promoting women’s inclusion in peace and security issues is a priority for the Norwegian Government. 
Photo: MIREST Nepal .

- Women’s long-term work for peacebuilding must get recognition, visibility and support, Ambassador Kjell Tormod Pettersen said speaking at a seminar on Peace Building and Women’s Participation.

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A greeting from the Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal, H. E. Mr. Kjell Tormod Pettersen.

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GIRL'S EDUCATION IMPORTANT: Education is a prioritised sector for Norway’s development cooperation with Nepal, with high priority to education for girls. 
Photo: Lena Hasle.

– Education is key to reducing poverty, says Prime Minister Erna Solberg. The Norwegian Government doubles its development assistance to education in countries affected by extreme poverty, crisis and conflict.

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Before the local authorities didn’t trust the youth, but today they do. Youth Peace Councils promote peace among youth and in their communities.

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