Bale Forest of Oromia, Ethiopia. 
Photo: RNE/JBJ.Bale Forest of Oromia, Ethiopia. Photo: RNE/JBJ

Forests are crucial for our planet. They are home for a rich variety of animals and birds. They provide shelter and food for some of the planet’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Forests provide climate services by absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere and storing it as carbon in trunks, roots and branches. They prevent erosion by binding the soil, contribute to stable ground water, lower local...

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The institutional partners celebrated the opening of the new Centre for Medical Ethics and Priority Setting at Addis Abeba University: Sissel Idland, Counsellor at the Norwegian Embassy; Ass. Professor Dawit Desalegn Nima, Head of the new Center; Professor Ole Fridtjof Norheim and Ass. Professor Ingrid Miljeteig at the University of Bergen. 
Photo: RNE.

On February 28th the Embassy attended the opening of Center for Medical Ethics and Priority Setting, a result of an institutional collaboration which started in 2012, between Addis Abeba University and University of Bergen. A pilot program soon became a reality where 25 experienced physicians now after three years, are certified teachers of medical ethics.

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The Ambassador of the Norwegian Embassy addressed invited guests during Inauguration of the newly equipped and renovated Dental Health Service and Training Department at AAU. 
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The Dental Health Service and Training Department received a donation worth of 50 million NOK dental equipment from the University of Bergen and the Embassy provided financial support for transportation and installation of the equipment, purchase of spare parts, and capacity development of staffs and technicians in the dentistry field.

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The Norwegian Ambassador Andreas Gaarder made a statement at the ACPC round table. 
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Today, 15 December, the Africa Climate Policy center (ACPC) organized a development partners round table. The objective was to present a new strategy that repositions ACPC within the Economic Commission of Africa's (ECA) institutional architecture as a center of reference, responding to new realities and harnessing emerging opportunities in the transition towards climate resilient development.

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This hairdressing salon in Tsore refugee camp is a part of the vocational training programme, organized and supported by the NRC. 
Photo: RNE/FBL.

Situated in the fertile lowlands of North-Western Ethiopia, Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State boasts with natural beauty, ethnic diversity and rural simplicity. A couple of weeks back, the Norwegian Ambassador, Mr. Andreas Gaarder, and a small delegation travelled to the “emerging state” on the border with South Sudan and Sudan. The three-day field trip included visits to the Grand Ethiopian...

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It was reported on Wednesday 22nd that the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brian, releases resources to stagger the severe hunger, malnutrition and water shortages. The funds will improve access to water and health, nutritional and agricultural services for many of the 785 000 people in the region.

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In 2016 Norway supported Save the Children's programme for school meals in drought affected areas. 
Photo: Save The Children.

Today, on January 17th 2017, the Government of Ethiopia together with humanitarian partners such as the UN, NGOs and donors, officially launched the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for 2017. The HRD is a comprehensive document describing the humanitarian needs of affected populations, taking into account different sectors ranging from agriculture to water and sanitation, to education.

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The Golaafala crew – actors, writers and producers. Next to traditional singer Dima (in the middle with sunglasses) is Senior Producer Dawitg Batri (with the blue shirt) . 
Photo: BBC Media Action.

“Bring that wood over here and make some fire in the room!” Although the woman can see that the smoke has already made her daughter’s eyes “so red, they’re like pepper”, her voice is commanding and disobeying her is unthinkable. The actors taking part in BBC Media Action’s new radio drama are more than convincing. Although barely two months on air, Golaafala is now one of the most popular shows...

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On Tuesday 20th September, the Norwegian Ambassador to Ethiopia, Mr. Andreas Gaarder, delivered his remarks upon the presentation of new guidelines for the Ethiopian prosecution services.

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