4 April marked the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. In relation to this, the Norwegian Embassy in Kampala had the pleasure of welcoming mine victim survivors from the Uganda Landmine Survivor Association, together with representatives from several embassies, the government, NGO’s and Uganda UN for a very fruitful discussion on how to assist land mine victims i...

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Ambassaden med noen håpefulle, fremtidige petroleumsingeniører. 
Photo: Astrid Bratli.

Temaet arbeidsplasser innen petroleumssektoren ble heftig diskutert under en konferanse på Makerere University tirsdag 5. april, med deltagelse fra industrien, myndighetene og den norske ambassaden. De mange forventningsfulle studentene som snart skal ha jobb var naturlig nok svært bekymret over de dårlige tidene og mangel på jobber, spesielt innen petroleum.

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Winner of the EU HRD Award 2015: Dr. Livingstone Sewanyana, founder and director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) in Uganda, together with the commitee.

The EU HRD Award 2016 in Uganda is an annual prize awarded to individuals that promote and protect universally recognised human rights and fundamental freedoms. The prize is meant to raise awareness on the work of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs), and the initiative for the award was taken by the EU missions and the EU Delegation in Uganda in 2011. Each year the winner is selected from nominatio

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Mr. Poulsen presenting his predictions for future oil price development. 
Photo: Astrid Bratli.

With the scheduled plans of opening up for oil production in Uganda, getting an expert opinion on what the future holds for the industry is a valuable experience. The Norwegian oil and gas consulting firm Rystad Energy paid a visit to Kampala this week to present their analysis of the global market and the outlook for Uganda as petroleum producers. Judging from the audience’ immediate enthusias...

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The Embassy has been informed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in Rwanda that, due to the recent outbreak of yellow fever in the region, as per 28.03.16, all travelers to Rwanda will be asked to present proof of an updated yellow-fever vaccination. Vaccination certificates will be checked at the Rwandan arrival point, and all non-vaccinated incoming travelers will

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About 175 participants from Nordic and East African countries gathered at the 1st Nordic-East Africa Trade Summit and Expo 2015 on 18 -19, November 2015, to exchange experiences, widen their networks and deliberate on issues that will push forward Nordic-East African trade. This newly released report sums up the outcomes and experiences from the grand event.

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The GET FiT Uganda Program is an energy program designed to leverage private investment into renewable energy generation projects in Uganda. The Norwegian Government is one of the main supporters of the program, which main objective is to assist Sub-Saharan African nations in pursuing a climate resilient low-carbon development path resulting in growth, poverty reduction and climate change...

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Ambassaden anbefaler alle norske borgere som enten er bosatt i, eller planlegger å reise til Uganda, Rwanda eller Burundi å registrere seg på Utenriksdepartementets nettside reiseregistrering.no

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Photo: Hans Peter Christophersen.

.....On Valentine's Day! Twenty years have passed since 4 enthusiastic Norwegian entrepreneurs together with a Swede and a Ugandan started a small flower plantation between the capital of Kampala and Entebbe. An area of 2 hectares – or slightly more than the area of two football pitches were to become the source of the beautiful roses found in Norwegian shops like Blomsterringen and Plantasjen,...

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The Embassy is currently experiencing technical problems with the telephone lines.

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