Ambassador Kikkan Haugen delivered a speech on May 17th as part of the celebration of Norway's Constitution Day. The day was celebrated both on the 16th of May with a traditional parade, speeches, songs, games for the children and hotdogs, ice cream and cakes and on the May 17th with a reception for national and international guests that took place at the Ambassador’s residence. Below are some...

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On the 17th of May Norway celebrates its constitution, which was signed on that date in 1814. This day is a joyful celebration for everyone, especially for the children.

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Celine from Askøy, Norway will be the student intern at the Embassy starting June 2016.

From June to December 2016, Celine Fjellbakk Amatucci will be the student intern at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Lilongwe. She considers the internship as a unique opportunity to learn about the Embassy’s work and to understand Malawi’s potentials and challenges.

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The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) has launched a new funding scheme for collaboration between higher education institutions in Norway and selected developing countries.

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This week, the official Norwegian development aid figures for 2015 were released by Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Norad. In 2015, Norwegian development aid amounted to NOK 34.5 billion. This represents an increase of approximately NOK 2.4 billion from the previous year. Aid in 2015 corresponded to 1.05 per cent of Norway’s gross national income (GNI). In total, 109 countries...

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During the last three years, Senior Chief Inkosi Kachindamoto of the Dedza-district in Malawi has travelled from village to village to annul and inform about the negative effects that child marriages have. She has also banned the harmful practices of sexual initiations of young girls.

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From Friday, the 8th of April 2016, applications for Schengen visas and Norwegian residency permits shall no longer be submitted at the Norwegian Embassy, but to the new Visa Application Centre.

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The student hostel. There is a covered walkway between the different parts of the hostel so that students do not have to worry about hyenas roaming in the night. Photo: Hildegunn Tobiassen/RNE

The Norwegian Embassy finances “The Human Resources for Health Program”, amounting to NOK 132 million for the period 2013-2018. It is implemented in a collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI). On 1st April, the Embassy visited Nkoma College of Nursing to look at progress related to the program.

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The Amphitheatre was launched by the Minister for Culture, Youth and Sports, Grace Chiumia. Photo: RNE

From 18- 21 February, Programme Officer Augustine Chikuni and the Embassy’s Intern Andrea Furuli visited cash transfer distribution points in Kasungu and Karonga districts to follow up on the Cash Based Response programme. The programme is supported by DFiD, Irish Aid, SC Italy and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The team took advantage of being in Karonga and also attended the...

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Norad Director Jon Lomøy on a visit to Phereni school in regard to the Unlocking Talent through Technology project  Photo: RNE

Mr. Jon Lomøy, Director General of Norad, with his Norad team from Oslo visited Malawi 24- 27 February. Innovation, local and international partnerships in education for development was on the agenda of his visit to three different schools in Malawi.

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Last week, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced that they will extend their relief operations in Malawi by an additional month, through April, after the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) reported that the annual harvest will be delayed by El Niño-related drought across southern Africa

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In some of the poorest countries in the world, one of the toughest jobs is to be a woman and a farmer. Women often have the responsibility for both the household, the family and the cooking. They work from early hours until late in the evening at least six days a week. In January, Karin Kling, a Swedish nurse, went to Malawi to work as a farmer.

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