‘Sauti za Busara (sounds of wisdom in kiswahili) is one of East Africa`s largest music festivals, and it`s held annually in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The Norwegian Embassy in Tanzania is the main sponsor and proud to contribute to the festival`s mission of creating a platform for live African music, and capacity building for music sector professionals. The festival is run and organized by the...

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Photo: Ibsen Awards.

Ibsen Awards are announcing The Ibsen Scholarships 2017. Funds amounting to NOK 2.000.000,- (approx. Euro 221.000/USD 235.000) are awarded theatre projects worldwide. The application deadline for The Ibsen Scholarships is April 30th 2017.

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The recently concluded Nordic Film Festival is a collaboration between the Norwegian, Danish and Swedish embassies in Tanzania that brings the best in Nordic films before an audience in Dar es Salaam. The Festival had screened weekly films all through November at the Goethe Institut, under this year’s theme of “Youth & Citizenship”. Each evening attracted over 100 viewers.

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The fundamental aim of Norway's gender equality efforts is to increase the opportunities available to women and girls, promote their right to self-determination, and further their empowerment. This is crucial if girls, boys, women and men are to have equal rights and equal opportunities.

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Zanzibar President and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council, H.E. Dr. Ali Mohammed Shein

On Friday, 11th November 2016, Zanzibar President and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council, H.E. Dr Ali Mohammed Shein launched a Norwegian-funded pediatric ward at the Mnazi Mmoja National Hospital, Zanzibar. The pediatric ward has been financed by Norwegian taxpayers through the Royal Norwegian Embassy which provided Tshs 1.4 Billion, Zanzibar Ministry of Health which provided Tshs. 500...

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— Norway is putting gender on the human rights agenda, said Ambassador Mrs. Hanne-Marie Kaarstad as she gave her welcoming remarks to the Embassy’s seminar on gender, business and human rights.

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Dr Siri Lange from the Christian Michelsen Institute (CMI) and Dr Abel Kinyondo from REPOA were recently invited by the journal Extractive Industries and Society to revise and resubmit the following paper for publication: “Resource Nationalism and Local Content in Tanzania: Experiences from mining and consequences for the petroleum sector”.

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Photo: Tanzania Revenue Authority.

The Tax Modernisation Programme (TMP) is implemented by the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) and jointly supported by UK, Denmark and Norway through a basket funding mechanism agreed with the Government of Tanzania. Technical assistance is also provided by the same and other development partners separately, but as an integrated part of the overall programme.

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Photo: Victor Mlunde.

The Norwegian Ambassador, Hanne-Marie Kaarstad, signed an agreement with One UN Tanzania 17 October 2016. The Norwegian Embassy donates approximately USD 4.8 million (equivalent to TSh10.6 billion) to One UN Tanzania for development activities over the next two years. Focus areas: Refugees, host populations, women, and children among key beneficiaries

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