News from Malawi

Som studentpraktikant i Malawi får du blant annet mulighet til å delta på feltturer til norske samarbeidspartnere. Her ser du nåværende studentpraktikant, sammen med ambassadesekretær Kari Edvardsdal, på besøk til Ntcheu District Hospital. . 
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Den norske ambassaden i Lilongwe tilbyr praktikantopphold for en norsk student andre halvår 2017. Oppstart er i midten av juni, og oppholdet har en varighet på seks måneder. Søknadsfrist er onsdag 15. mars 2017. Read more

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In Malawi, persons with disabilities are traditionally viewed as charity objects. Patricia Moyo (17) is an activist and a feminist. She fights stereotypes, superstition and violations of disability and women's rights in Malawi. Read more

Svein Jørgen from Kristiansand is the newest addition to the Norwegian Embassy in Lilongwe, starting mid-January 2017. He looks forward to learn about Norwegian foreign policy and co-operation with Malawi – and to taste the country’s staple food, nsima! Read more

Presentation of Norwegian co-operation with Tanzania within private sector development. 
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Last week, the interns at the Norwegian embassies in Africa south of Sahara met in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. During the meeting, the six interns learned more about these African countries, their embassies and areas of work and various assignments that are given to the interns. These form of gatherings is a relatively new tradition, organised by the interns themselves. Read more

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On the 9-11 November, former President of Tanzania His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete led a mission to Malawi where he met with His Excellency President Arthur Peter Mutharika. The visit was the second pioneer country visit made by the Commission. Kikwete recently visited Uganda, where he met with President Yoweri Museveni. During the visit in Malawi, priorities of the Education Commission were... Read more

Jaco Jana (to the right) performing with support at Tumaini Festival 2016. 
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Registration for the music program is now open for applicants between the ages of 18-30, starting 9 January 2017. Enrol in the Music Crossroad Academy which offers a yearly professional certificate program for young and promising talents with basic music knowledge. The program provides affordable and innovative music education, enabling artists to pursue a career in music. In addition to empowe... Read more

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Do not miss this unique one-day music and cultural festival this upcoming Saturday 5 November, in Dzaleka Refugee Camp. The festival has an impressive line-up of 45 artists, including Malawians alongside refugees residing in the camp. This all-day event is free of charge, and child-friendly. Bring your family and friends and experience something out of the ordinary! Read more

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In 2014, Prime Minister Solberg visited Malawi together with current Deputy Foreign Minister Ms. Laila Bokhari to demonstrate Norwegian education support. During the visit, the One UN project Joint Program for Girls' Education (JPGE) was launched in Dedza. This time around, on 12th October, Bokhari was back in Malawi and visited Katelera School in Salima to evaluate progress and results of the... Read more

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The Norwegian Embassy in Lilongwe invites applications for a position to assist in enhancing the financial quality control of the Embassy’s development cooperation portfolio and grant management, based on the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affair’s zero tolerance on corruption. Read more

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The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Lilongwe invites applications for one position as an Administrative Officer (Visa Section). Read more

Nobel Peace Center, Oslo . 
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101 individuals and 24 organisations have received the Nobel Peace Prize since its inception in 1901. This upcoming Friday, 7 October, the Norwegian Nobel Committee appointed by the Norwegian Parliament, will announce this year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate(s). The Prize will be awarded during the official ceremony in Oslo City Hall on 10 December- the same date Alfred Nobel passed away. Read more

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The weekend we all have been waiting for is finally here- Lake of Stars kicks off on 30 September and continues into the late nights of the weekend! First Lake of Stars festival took place in Nkhata Bay in 2004 along the scenic lakeshore of northern Malawi. After eight years, the festival is returning to its original location. The festival attracts a diverse audience with its rich programme of ... Read more

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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... Read more

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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,... Read more

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. Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

Chithawale CBCC center, Lilongwe. 
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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more