The National Museum of Art in Oslo is opening a new exhibition today. The exhibition NORSK NATUR features the project Aurora Ekvatorialis, a collaboration between the Ghanaian poet Kwame Aidoo and artist Toril Johannessen.

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The next Norway - Ghana Business Forum will take place on Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra on Tuesday, 18th of October 2016.

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Preparations are underway to open a Norwegian embassy in Mali. According to the plans, the embassy will open during 2017 and will also cover Burkina Faso.

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Ambassador Hege Hertzberg recently presented her credentials to HE the President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Allasane Dramane Ouattara, in Abidjan. She is now accredited to 7 countries in West Africa.

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The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) has launched a new funding scheme for collaboration between higher education institutions in Norway and selected partner countries. The call for applications is out and institutions in Ghana have already shown an eager interest in the scheme.

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In her national day speech, The Norwegian Ambassador HE Ms Hege Hertzberg pointed out that corruption and election year violence can undermine investor’s confidence and thus threaten the continued development of Ghana and impede on the welfare of the Ghanaian people.

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Norway is increasing its humanitarian assistance to the Sahel to NOK 70 million in 2016. ‘The humanitarian situation in the Sahel region is dire. Food and nutrition crises, armed conflicts, climate change and rapid population growth are all taking their toll,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende, who visited Mali last week.

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The board of Norfund – the Norwegian Government Investment Fund for Developing Countries – has decided to start investing in West Africa, initially in English-speaking countries. A regional office will be established in Ghana.

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The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has appointed HE John Dramani Mahama and the Norwegian Prime Minister Ms. Erna Solberg to co-chair a high level advocacy group to promote the Sustainable development goals (SDGs).

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