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On Wednesday April 19th ambassador Gaarder was invited to hold a key note speech as a part of the opening of the LDC’s strategy meeting in Addis Ababa. The group of Least Developed Countries (LDC) has been an important voice in the global work on climate change and contributed to make the goals in international negotiations more ambitious. Ethiopia is currently chairing the group and during the...

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On Thursday 30th March, Dr. Terje Skjerdal, Associate Professor at NLA University College launched his report “The Ethiopian Journalist: Loyalist and Change Agent”. The official launch took place in Ras Mekonnen Hall at Addis Ababa University (AAU), and was hosted by the Dean of AAU’s School of Journalism, Dr. Getachew D. Godana.

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The Embassy participated in the inauguration of the Ethiopian Airlines flight to Oslo on Friday 24 March 2017. Read the speech made by the ambassador below.

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Bale Forest of Oromia, Ethiopia. 
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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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