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"We are very pleased that Norway has again appointed a Minister of International Development. Nikolai Astrup is early out saying he is going to focus on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the importance of business development in the fight against poverty, especially focusing on agriculture and renewable energy, "says Reinaart Pretorius, Director of International Development in Norges Vel.
The Royal Norwegian Society for Development won the tender competition to run the Service for entrepreneurship and start-ups in Follo and thus continues to assist the entrepreneurs in this region. Soon the spring courses will be announced.
Volda electric mill is officially opened as Mylnå economuseum. A living exhibition center for flour production in the mill that has roots as far back as 1869. Elias Moe, who runs Mylnå with children Janne and Thomas, received about fifty guests for the opening on Thursday.
This week Fairtrade Norway is celebrating 20 years of fair trade. A dedication that contributes to building more sustainable communities and systems for humans and the environment. Norges Vel is proud of being one of the organisations behind the foundation.
The Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi had the honour of stocking the first fish to the Norges Vel's pilot project of tilapia farming. Anne Lene Dale was also present, Norway's ambassador to Mozambique. The stocking happened in conjunction with an event opening the Norway funded tilapia hatchery next to the plant.
Norges vel is reacting to what we feel is a lack of seriousness from the government when it comes to nonprofit and volunteer organisations. For the fourth year running we have become political leverage thrown around between he government and other parties during budget negotiations. Here you can read what was printed in today's Vårt Land
On monday the 25 year anniversary for the international network surrounding economuseums - Craftspeople in action - was celebrated in Bergen. 75 representatives from 30 economuseums in Canada and Northern Europe participated in the celebrations that stretched over 5 days on the West coast.
The incubator for renewable energy (REBI) in Uganda, that Norges Vel took initiative for in 2011, is now standing on its own legs with successful participants . The incubator has established 14 green companies and supported 24 green entrepreneurs in 6 years. Recently one of the participating companies ADAPT plus received the a prestigious renewable award. (Pictured: ADAPT's production team).
Norges Vel will create an industry standard for bio-fertiliser and compost in collaboration with Hjellnes Consult. The aim is to achieve a better quality in fertiliser products. The task was given by Avfall Norge, and is to be finished by the end of December 2017.