Published: 30. June 2020
Every minute, the world loses ten soccer pitches of tropical rainforestIn 2019 the world lost 3.8 million hectares of tropical primary forests, according to a new report. This equals a soccer pitch every six seconds – in total an area the size of Switzerland.
Published: 16. June 2020
Hundreds of organisations from all over the world apply for Norwegian funding to forest projectsNorad is currently processing a total of 358 applications received after the call for proposals for climate and forest projects. Organisations from Brazil head the list of applicants. Support to indigenous peoples is the largest category.
Published: 4. June 2020
New MOPAN report recalls some old news about CGIARAn international network of funders has just released its first assessment of CGIAR, the world’s largest global agricultural research network.
Published: 19. May 2020
This is how Norwegian development aid funds are spentIn 2019, Norway gave a record NOK 37.8 billion to development aid. Syria was the largest recipient country for the fourth consecutive year.
Published: 27. March 2020
Fast-tracking education efforts in response to COVID-19Together with the Global Book Alliance, Norway will facilitate rapid access to reading resources in 250 languages.
Published: 20. March 2020
Progress in the fight against corruption and financial irregularities in development aidIn 2019, Norad's Fraud and Integrity Unit received 119 notifications of suspected financial irregularities.
Published: 19. March 2020
Extended deadline for NICFI 2021-2025 call for proposalsThe application deadline for the current NICFI call for proposals is extended to 19 May 2020 at 13:00 CEST.
Published: 17. March 2020
Covid-19: How Norad is handling the situationThe Norwegian Government is now implementing far-reaching measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Norad’s staff is working from home.
Published: 11. March 2020
Norway giving NOK 1 billion to developing countries for higher education and researchChallenges in developing countries should be addressed where they arise, by local experts. Therefore, the Norwegian government increases its support to the NORHED partnership, which aims to enhance the quality of higher education in poor countries. The goal is to give more young people in developing countries a job-relevant higher education that benefits society.
Published: 13. February 2020
Support to civil society rainforest actionCivil society plays a key role in monitoring and preserving rainforest areas. Civil society organisations are also crucial in advocacy efforts, in the protection of indigenous peoples’ rights, mobilising private sector and holding authorities accountable.