Norway trebles its funding to combat Ebola and pledges NOK 17.5 million in financial support to AU’s Ebola operation ASEOWA.

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Taye Babeker Tirfea of Ethiopia won the 2014 Oslo Marathon with a 2:21:36 finish.

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New ambassador to the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Addis Ababa.

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Addis Ababa, June 24, 2014 –Ethiopia, a country highly vulnerable to land degradation, deforestation and food insecurity is stepping up its efforts to fight climate change and promote sustainable rural development and build resilience. Today the Norwegian Minster of Climate and Environment Mrs Tine Sundtoft promised additional funding to support Ethiopia’s green growth strategy and forest...

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Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom signed a Joint Financing Arrangement (JFA) on June 12 in support of the UN Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) 2014-2015 programme of work.

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The Norwegian government, the World Bank, Global Environment Facility, Least Developed Country Fund and the Ethiopian Government assisted or funded project was launched on June 14, 2014 at Kuriftu Resort in Bishoftu, Ethiopia.

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Today, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ethiopia announced a NOK 100 million (USD 17,421, 026 ) grant to support the joint UNICEF and UNFPA programme on ‘Rights-based Approach to Adolescent and Youth Development in Ethiopia (Phase II – 2014-2017)’. The fund is divided equally between UNICEF and UNFPA and released independently to each agency on a bi-annual basis.

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The Norwegian national day was celebrated in Addis Ababa on 17 May – as every year. This year however, the bicentenary of the Constitution requires an extraordinary celebration of our old nation. Our constitution was signed – during a brief interim period of independence – on 17 May 1814.

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