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MET FRIDAY: Norwegian Ambassador Kjell Tormod Pettersen, Statkraft's Senior Vice-President Tima Iyer Utne and Prime Minister Sushil Koirala.

Ambassador Kjell Tormod Pettersen accompanied the Norwegian hydropower company Statkraft to a meeting with Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Friday, 9 May. Read more

SECOND PHASE: Norway has since 2008 supported the Local Governance and Community Development Programme and signed 7 May 2014 an agreement worth 55 mill Norwegian Kroner to the second phase of the programme. 
Photo: Helga Rognstad.

Norway has committed to support the second phase of the Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP II) with NOK 55 mill. Read more

WORKSHOP: From the regional workshop 'Regional Capacity Enhancement for Landslide Impact Mitigation' (RECLAIM) in Kathmandu on 28 April 2014.

- Practical solutions owned by the local communities to enhance resilience, are a key to landslide mitigation, Minister Counsellor Håkon Gulbrandsen said speaking at a regional workshop on landslide mitigation. Read more

SHARING EXPERIENCES: Kristina Revheim (left), First Secretary Political Affairs at the Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu, listens to Bidhya Khanal, Asha Chaudhary, Samjhana Neupane and Sapana Rana talk about their experiences mediating in local conflicts. 
Photo: Helga Rognstad.

Many felt scared when ex-combatants moved to their communities. Dialogue and mediation groups have helped communities unite. Read more

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu.

In response to the recent media coverage concerning allegations on the misuse of Norwegian funding to the Himal South Asia Magazine, the embassy has made a statement. Read more

Kesh Kumari Damini, a leader of more than 60,000 micro entrepreneurs in Nepal, has won a Business for Peace Award for 2014. The award gives recognition to individual business leaders that have fostered peace and stability through private enterprise. Read more

HONORARY DOCTORATE: Suresh Raj Sharma received 28 March an honorary doctorate at NTNU in Trondheim for his work in building up an open and inclusive university system in Nepal. 
Photo: Thor Nielsen/NTNU Comm. Div.

A long-standing university cooperation between Nepal and Norway has contributed to significant exchange of knowledge in hydropower. And now also an honorary doctorate. Read more

REPAIRING PHONES: With a bullet in his hip from fighting the Nepal Army Hari Bohora chose a occupation free from physical hardship. He now sells and repairs mobile phones. 
Photo: Axel Revheim.

The former Maoist combatants received a ticket in cash to start their lives afresh. They didn’t waste the opportunity. Read more

Experiences from Nepal’s school sector an inspiration for the Norwegian Government’s development policy. Read more

From the 4th Annual Gai Jatra Pride Festival in Kathmandu, August 2013.

Defending the human rights of sexual and gender minorities is given high priority in Norwegian foreign policy. The Embassy in Kathmandu has for many years supported the LGBTI-community in Nepal. Read more

Nepal’s banking sector increases its involvement in hydro power. Read more

The Ibsen Scholarships are awarded annually to innovative projects in the field of performing arts as well as projects raising critical discourse on existential and society-related matters, in the spirit of Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen. Read more

Photo: AFP Photo/Lars Magne Hovtun.

The process of removing Syria’s chemical weapons began on January 7th. Danish and Norwegian naval escorts accompanied the first ship transporting the weapons out of Syria, as part of a joint mission by the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Read more

Photo: Cecilie Hegg.

Hydraulic research contributes to optimise hydropower technology in the challenging Himalayan rivers. Read more

Preparations have begun for Norway Cup 2014, the world's largest football tournament bringing together thousands of teams from around the world. The Cup's organisers now invite teams to sign up for the tournament, which will be played from July 27th to August 2nd. Read more

"Increased knowledge and capacity is one of the most important tools we have to mitigate the effects of climate change," stated the Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal, H. E. Mr Kjell Tormod Pettersen. Read more

Supporting Nepal’s peace process and democracy building is a high priority for Norway. Norway is now extending its commitment and support to elections and the continued constitution writing process. Read more

Norway’s new Government was appointed today by His Majesty the King. It is a conservative minority government formed by the Conservative Party and the Progress Party, with Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg as Prime Minister. Read more

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 goes to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Read more

First inter-religious roundtable dialogue on child marriage in Nepal. Read more