Photo: Margaret DimingoPhoto: Margaret Dimingo

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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Jotunheimen. Photo: Tore Nedrebø/MFA

Exploring mountains and the nature is associated with being typical Norwegian. Although hiking is an all-year activity, during summer the hiking season reaches its peak.

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Photo: Heidi Hattestein

The largest multicultural music event in Norway is approaching, starting 6 July, celebrating cultural richness from all over the world.

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Performance by the Lusubilo band at Karonga museum. Photo: ANFU/RNE

12 May, the Embassy’s Cultural Fund for Malawi was launched at the Ambassador’s residence. The purpose of the Fund is to contribute to a dynamic, free and diverse cultural sector for improved living standards, economic growth and poverty reduction.

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Parade against Death Penalty. Photo: MFA

Norway will host the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo 21-23 June 2016. The Congress will attract 1300 participants from over 80 countries, including ministers, parliamentarians, academics, lawyers, and members of civil society.

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One of the football teams at Kauma Sports Club. Photo: Marco Cristofoli

Kauma Sports Club near Lilongwe and the Norwegian Embassy recently signed an agreement, in support of KSC’s participation in Norway Cup 2016. This is the third time footballers from KSC go to Norway Cup with support from the Embassy. Sixteen boys between 13 and 14 years of age will go to Oslo in July.

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On April 11 and 12, a joint visit was carried out for the One-UN Joint Programme on Girls’ Education (JPGE). Together with representatives from UNICEF, WFP, UNFPA, and the Malawi government, the Embassy observed activities in as many as five schools.

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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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