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‘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... Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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... Read more

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 Read more

‘Since 2002, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has saved more than 20 million lives. Norway has been a key supporter of the Global Fund from the outset. We are now increasing Norway’s contribution, and will provide NOK 2 billion in support for the period 2017-2019,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Read more

Photo: Det Kongelige Hoff.

His Majesty The King of Norway held a warm Welcoming Speech at the garden party hosted by Their Majesties The King and Queen at the Palace Park in Oslo on 1 September 2016. The Speech follows here: Read more

As interns at the Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam, we took a few days off work in order to join Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) in the field. For three days, we shadowed the organisation during their annual monitoring trip in Tanzania. We visited projects and met with NCA’s partners. These are some of our observations and reflections. Read more

Norway has extended its commitment to the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) with NOK 17,5 mill over the next three years. Read more

Photo: The Embassy.

The Norwegian Ambassador Hanne-Marie Kaarstad met with President Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli at State House, Dar es Salaam 24 June 2016. Read more

Photo: Charlotte von Doorn Bernhard.

The first Nordic Day Reception in Tanzania was held in Dar es Salaam Wednesday June 1st. Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, or the Nordics, have a special relationship with Tanzania. A relationship that is becoming more diverse. Read more

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. Read more

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit engaged with youth at the Stepping Stones Community of Practice. 
Photo: Lars Lillo Ulvestad, Norad.

On April 12, 2016, the UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway completed a one-day working visit to Tanzania to assess progress made in eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and to see how young people are engaging in the country’s AIDS response. Norway is a long-term supporter of UNAIDS and Her Royal Highness has been an... Read more

10 largest recipient countries of Norwegian Development Aid in 2015. 
Photo: Norad.

The official Norwegian development aid figures for 2015 were released by Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Norad, 11.04.2016. In 2015 Norwegian development aid amounted to NOK 34.5 billion which corresponded to 1.05 per cent of Norway's gross national income (GNI). All together 109 countries received Norwegian development aid in 2015. Read more