Norway is hosting a global summit on education for development on 6–7 July. The aim of the summit is to boost global efforts in the field of education, with a view to reaching the UN’s new set of development goals. Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende will open the Oslo Summit on Education for Development, together with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and...

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Photo: LiveSquare.

The Jaffna Music Festival has been organized under the music cooperation between Sri Lanka and Norway, together with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) since its inception in 2009. Rikskonsertene (Concerts Norway) and the Royal Norwegian Embassy are supporting this venture in partnership with LiveSquare under the Norway-Bangladesh Music Cooperation. The Jaffna Music...

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From left to right: Saymon Zakaria, Assistant Director of Bangla Academy, Sisir Dutta, Executive Director of BITA, the Chief guest of the ceremony, Professor emeritus Dr. Anisuzzaman, famous actor Pijush Bondopaddaya, Dr. Sayeem Rana, writer of the book and the lecturer of Music Department of University of Dhaka, Sadia Afrin Mallik, Editor of arts & entertainment of the Daily Star, Ms. Solveig Korum Manga and Ms. Anne Moberg of Concerts Norway. 
Photo: BITA.

The publication of the book 'Historical Perception of Traditional Musical Instruments for Young Generation' on 4 th May, illustrated the richness of musical instruments in Bangladesh and the importance of saving these nearly extinct instruments. The research gave a deeper understanding of necessary actions to ensure that the instruments are played and practiced, especially by the younger...

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Inspired by Bangladesh’s spectacular progress towards food self-sufficiency, and to encourage each other to eat healthy food, all staff members agreed to change our Embassy rooftop flower garden into a vegetable garden. Day by day, we follow the rapid growth of spinach, salad, eggplant, ladyfinger and other nutritious foods at our workplace, and look forward to harvesting.

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From right to left: Mr. Arne Haug, Chargé d’affaires a.i., Royal Norwegian Embassy; H.E. Mr. Lee Yun-young, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Korea; H.E. Mr. Johan Frisell, Ambassador, Embassy of Sweden; H.E. Mr. Anwar Hossain Manju, Minister, Ministry of Environment & Forests; Mr. Abdullah Al Islam Jakob, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment & Forests; Ms. Emily Summers, British High Commission. 
Photo: The Royal Norwegian Embassy.

On 29 April representatives from the embassies of Norway, Sweden, the Republic of Korea and the British High Commission, presented the report “Better Growth, Better Climate – The New Climate Economy” to H.E. Mr. Anwar Hossain Manju, Minister, Ministry of Environment & Forests. The Minister thanked the representatives for presenting the report, which he was familiar with, and appreciated this..

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The representatives from the Concerts Norway and the Embassy with the students. 
Photo: Scandinavian Study Centre, University of Dhaka.

As a part of celebration of the National Day, a Norwegian film “Upperdog” was screened in the TSC auditorium at the University of Dhaka. Around two hundred students viewed the movie. A booklet on “Minifacts about Norway” were distributed among the students. A short discussion was held on the movie  in presence of representatives from Concerts Norway and the embassy, after the screening. This.

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The sound engineers at the end of the workshop. 
Photo: LiveSquare Ltd.

A three day long workshop was held from April 30th to May 2nd. The purpose of the workshop was to build capacity and disseminate knowledge on live sound engineering with professional sound engineers and potential talents. The speakers at the workshop were eminent sound engineers of Bangladesh from diverse backgrounds such as television, radio and live sound. Participants came from various...

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World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on 3 May. ‘World Press Freedom Day is an opportunity to remind the world of the importance of defending freedom of expression and the right to have a free press. It is disturbing to see that the number of countries in the world in which there is full freedom of the press is falling. Safeguarding freedom of the press is an important part of the Government’s...

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Mr. Tariq-Ul-Islam, Secretary of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs delivering his speech. Others seen in the picture (on his left) are:  Dr. Ainun Nishat (Professor Emeritus of BRAC University), Mr. Arne Haug (Chargé d’affaires a.i. of Norwegian Embassy), Ms. Christine Hunter (UN Women Bangladesh Country Representative), Md. Mahbub Hossain (Director of Bangladesh Change Trust Fund) and Dr. Ahsan Uddin Ahmed (Executive Director of Centre for Global Change). 
Photo: UN Women BCO.

The Embassy is supporting the UN Women Bangladesh Country Office to bring the rights of women into the climate change debate through a Project ' Reducing Vulnerability of Women Affected by Climate Change through Viable Livelihood Options' . The project aims to contribute towards engendering Bangladesh's climate change programme through women's participation in the implementation process. On 21...

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