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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NEW PILOT: The Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu calls for proposals to a new pilot programme to enhance education for girls and marginalised groups in the Terai/Dhanusa. 
Photo: Lena Hasle.

The Norwegian Embassy calls for proposals to a pilot programme entitled 'Promoting quality of education for girls and marginalised children in Terai'.

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UN STANDARDS: Norwegian Auditor General Mr. Per-Kristian Foss with his Nepali counterpart Mr. Bhanu Prasad Acharya, talking to the press at a press conference summing up Mr. Foss' visit to Nepal. – It is important that Nepal comply with the UN resolution no. A/66/209 on independence of Supreme Audit Institutions, he emphasised. 
Photo: Helga Rognstad.

The Norwegian Auditor General emphasised the importance of an independent Auditor General during his four-day visit to Nepal.

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The Auditor General of Norway, Mr. Per-Kristian Foss. 
Photo: Riksrevisjonen.

The Norwegian Auditor General, Mr. Per-Kristian Foss, visits Nepal 2 – 5 September 2014 on an official invitation from the Auditor General of Nepal.

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

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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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