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. 
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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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Ambassaden i Addis Abeba tilbyr to praktikantplasser med varighet på inntil seks måneder. Søknadsfrist er 15. mars 2017, med tiltredelse 1. august 2017.

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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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This week on February 14th, former SRSG and head of UN Missions in South-Sudan, Hilde Frafjord Johnson, was a guest of honor at a seminar hosted by CDRC and the Embassy. There were good discussions on the future of South-Sudan and how negotiations should proceed in order to attain peace. Below is the statement she made.

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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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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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