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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The panel consisted of national and international experts, each presenting a different perspective on the topic. 
Photo: Helga Rognstad.

Inclusiveness, Specificity and Flexibility are key principles to an enduring constitution, according to Professor Tom Ginsburg who was one of the guest speakers at a seminar regarding the drafting of constitutions.

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Glacial melt in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas: Climate change is causing significant mass loss of glaciers in high mountains worldwide. http://www.grida.no/photolib/detail/khumbu-glacier-sagarmatha-national-park-nepal_ce2d. 
Photo: Wenzel Prokosch.

- Increased knowledge and capacity is one of the most important tools we have to mitigate the effects of climate change, Norwegian ambassador Kjell Tormod Pettersen said in his speech at Arendalsuka 14th August.

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

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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 TI Nepal 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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