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31 Oct 2008 description


The Norwegian Embassy in Lusaka requested Norad and the Regional Swedish-Norwegian HIV and AIDS-team to do a joint gender and HIV/AIDS mainstreaming review , to see how gender and AIDS concerns could be better mainstreamed in the Embassy portfolio. Four different programmes were selected for the review, covering important areas for the embassy development cooperation in Zambia;

1. Budget support,

2. Legal aid

3. Conservation farming


01 Oct 2008 description


This annual report describes bilateral development cooperation between Norway and 30 of the countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East that received the most assistance in 2007. Norwegian development assistance totalled NOK 21.8 billion in 2007. Of this amount, bilateral assistance (including multi-bilateral assistance) accounted for NOK 15.7 billion.

21 May 2004 description

No.: 57/04

The government presented Fighting Poverty through Agriculture, its new Plan of Action for Agricultural Development in Development Policy, on 18 May. Under the plan, assistance to agricultural development will be scaled up considerably. The plan sets out 50 measures for promoting agricultural development in developing countries.

"Three-quarters of the world's poor live in rural areas, and most of them have farming as their livelihood. Thus improving conditions in this sector is a central tool in the fight against poverty.

18 Aug 2003 description

No.: 143/03

Minister of International Development Hilde F. Johnson has decided to allocate an additional NOK 20 million to efforts to help those affected by the drought in southern Africa. Since January 2002 Norway has contributed NOK 275 million to alleviate the drought in Africa (the Horn of Africa and southern Africa).

"The new allocation will be used to continue food programmes being carried out by UNICEF, Save the Children and Norwegian People's Aid.

15 Jul 2002 description

Press release No.: 134

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defence and the Norwegian Red Cross are cooperating with the UN to help the starving in southern Africa. Norwegian support consists of an allocation of NOK 19 million from the Foreign Ministry, 200 vehicles from the defence establishment and extensive voluntary assistance in Norway and abroad by the Red Cross.

"Southern Africa is facing an extremely serious food crisis," said Minister of International Development Hilde F. Johnson.