— 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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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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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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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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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (right) with his successor, António Guterres  . 
Photo: UN/Eskinder Debebe.

The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, together with UN70 initiative colleagues from Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan and Mexico met with the next Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres in New York 3 November. During the last year the UN70 initiative has developed a list of recommendations for the next UN Secretary-General. The recommendations we...

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Photo: Maiken Solbakken.

On the 19th and 20th of September, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam organized «Norway-Tanzania Energy Business Seminar». The event was organized together with Innovation Norway East-Africa, and gathered over 80 representatives from the Norwegian and Tanzanian energy sector, as well as Tanzanian government officials.

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