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For the fifth year in a row, a group of Norwegian music volunteers are in the Musicians and Organizers Volunteer Exchange program (MOVE) in Malawi. The musicians have now spent three weeks in the country, undergoing cultural introduction and language training. After the training, two of them will go to Nkhotakota cultural centre in the north of Malawi, where they will give music lessons and...

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Following the GPE grant announcement 6 September, Executive Officer of GPE Ms. Alice Albright visited Muzu and Mpingu primary schools in Lilongwe. The school visits demonstrated the dire issues of insufficiencies in terms of school facilities, infrastructure and teachers in Malawi. The purpose of Ms. Albright’s visit was to announce the USD 44,9 mill. GPE grant together with Malawi’s President,...

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Den norske ambassaden i Lilongwe holder til i Arwa House, City Centre. Foto: RNE

Den norske ambassaden i Lilongwe tilbyr praktikantopphold for en norsk student 1. halvår 2017. Oppstart er i januar, og oppholdet har en varighet på seks måneder. Søknadsfrist er 15. oktober.

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Tchalo Health Centre in Rumphi District has been completed with new structures, as part of a MK 5,5 bn. health programme funded by the Norwegian Embassy through the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA). On Tuesday 23 August, the Embassy together with NCA’s country director, Stein Villumstad, took part in the handover ceremony to Livingstonia Synod and CHAM (Christian Medical Association of Malawi). The...

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Saturday 13 August, the Embassy attended the official opening of the SOS Children’s village in Ngabu. The Odd Fellow Order of Norway raised NOK 25 million over a three-year period for this project, implemented by SOS Malawi in close cooperation with government and local community. Currently, these facilities provide housing and education for 31 children between the ages 0-9, while under full...

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Chithawale CBCC center, Lilongwe. 
Photo: Norwegian Church Aid Malawi.

Health wellbeing in the early years of a child’s life is crucial to the school learning process. Evidence demonstrate that poor nutrition and ill health during pre-school years can have long-term impact on child development.

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With MWK 1.26 Billion in funding from the Norwegian Embassy, Norwegian Church Aid has in collaboration with The Ministry of Health, carried out a considerable rehabilitation, extension and re-equipment at Kamuzu Central Hospital. On 27 July, the official opening took place at the hospital with a guided tour of the new facilitates and interaction with hospital staff.

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The Government of Malawi has in collaboration with humanitarian partners, developed a comprehensive plan to deliver immediate assistance to respond to the current situation.

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The Ambassador Kikkan Haugen handing out certificates to some of the girls who have completed the AGLIT+ program. 
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On June 21, the Ambassador Kikkan Haugen alongside representatives from UN agencies and the Malawian Government paid a visit to Makankhula school, one of the 79 benefiting primary schools in the UN Joint Program for Girls' Education (JPGE). In 2016, the program targets an additional 72 schools to respond to the food insecurity situation and ensure sustained quality education during the emergenc...

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Sunday, 17 June, in Oslo, the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) signed and approved a 44.9 million dollar grant to support the Malawi Education Sector Improvement Project (MESIP).

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The Norwegian Embassy in Lusaka is now closed to the public. The Norwegian Embassy in Lilongwe has taken over the responsibilities to look after Norwegian interests in Zambia. The Embassy in Lilongwe will formally represent Norway in Zambia from 1 July 2016.

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