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  • Department of Human Resources and Admin... - norad.no
    Policy Director Bengtsen Christopher Higher Executive Officer Bistandsaktuelt Bolle Tor Aksel Adviser Ceesay Ba Musa Executive Officer Harg Christine Adviser Speed Jan Webeditor Zachrisen Gunnar Editor Section for Documentation and Administrative Operations Gemne Viveca Assistant Director Exmundo Evelyn Adviser Garuka Eugene Executive Officer Grønning Elin Irene Adviser Halvorsen Karin Alexandra Adviser Jahrsengene Morten Senior Adviser Kinn Kent Sveløkken Senior Adviser Sandviken Brit Adviser Section for Human Resources Moskvil Finn Arne Assistant Director Fagerholt Aud Senior Adviser Klingen Kjell Arne Senior Adviser Worren Stein H Adviser Section for Financial Management Lønning Kirsten Assistant Director Borch Rita Adviser Brodahl Sissel Senior Adviser Jansen Jeanette Senior Executive Officer Thesen Knut Egill Executive Officer Tweet Norad Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation 2011 Location Ruseløkkveien 26 0251 Oslo Norway Postadresse Pb 8034 Dep 0030 Oslo Norway Telephone 47 23 98 00 00 E mail postmottak norad no Contact us Thematic areas Climate Change and the Environment Energy Macroeconomics and public administration Global health Education and research Democracy and Good Governance Countries Africa Asia and Oceania Latin America Middle East Tools publications Publications Guidelines for quality assurance Norwegian Aid Statistics Aid transparency Evaluation What is evaluation Implementation of evaluations Evaluation program Ongoing evaluations Planned evaluations Tender

    Original URL path: http://www.norad.no/en/about-norad/staff-overview/department-of-human-resources-and-administration (2014-09-27)
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  • Department for Quality Assurance - norad.no
    Director Digernes Louise Higher Executive Officer Legal Section Martinsen Anne Kristin Assistant Director Benjaminsen Linn Siri Adviser Boye Thorvald Senior Adviser Elm Vibeke Senior Adviser Johansen Geir Håkon Senior Adviser Jørgensen Hanne Adviser Landsverk Ingebjørg Marie Senior Adviser Stie Ellen Senior Adviser Tombre Gjert Ola Senior Adviser Results Management Section Aakre Erik Assistant Director Dam Thomas Senior Adviser Larnemark Martin Adviser Medina Lill Ann Bjaarstad Senior Adviser Nakkim Ingunn Senior Adviser Samuelsen Martin Senior Adviser Vigeland Endre Senior Adviser Aid Management Section Rajendram Rannveig Assistant Director Aune Linn Hege Adviser Kirø Anne Mette Senior Adviser Laland Margrete Adviser Statistics Section Gjengedal Reidun Assistant Director Abdi Ismail Noor Adviser Johansen Geir Adviser Tweet Norad Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation 2011 Location Ruseløkkveien 26 0251 Oslo Norway Postadresse Pb 8034 Dep 0030 Oslo Norway Telephone 47 23 98 00 00 E mail postmottak norad no Contact us Thematic areas Climate Change and the Environment Energy Macroeconomics and public administration Global health Education and research Democracy and Good Governance Countries Africa Asia and Oceania Latin America Middle East Tools publications Publications Guidelines for quality assurance Norwegian Aid Statistics Aid transparency Evaluation What is evaluation Implementation of evaluations Evaluation program Ongoing evaluations Planned evaluations

    Original URL path: http://www.norad.no/en/about-norad/staff-overview/department-for-quality-assurance (2014-09-27)
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  • Angola - norad.no
    oil industry As an oil nation and a growing industrial nation Angola has met the same challenges as Norway a clear need for foreign expertise in a start up phase The project which began in 2009 is carried out in cooperation between the Rogaland Training Education Centre RKK and the Angolan Vocational Training Institute INEFOP Training has been provided to several dozen instructors at three selected local centres In 2012 courses were held in welding industrial electrical engineering and technical drawing among other fields Equipment has also been purchased so that the instructors can in turn provide training to students The project received NOK 5 2 million in 2012 Norwegian oil interests To date Statoil has invested approximately NOK 80 billion in the country figure from 2012 Statoil s production in Angola now accounts for approximately 27 per cent of the company s total production outside of Norway The company has great expectations for further growth because the company has been awarded the operatorship for two new promising large blocks in deep water Test drilling will probably start by the end of 2014 Deliveries of Norwegian goods and services to the oil sector also have a large share of the market on the oil fields It is estimated that the annual investments including the upgrading of older production fields amount to NOK 70 80 billion Norway has at least 10 per cent of the deliveries Good governance There are many challenges associated with governance and public administration in Angola The Norwegian embassy had to take the initiative to do something about this by developing cooperation between the Catholic University of Luanda CEIC and Chr Michelsen Institute CMI in Bergen Since 2006 research has been conducted on and important information has been published about the challenges associated with the governance of the country As a result of this there is more open debate and increased transparency for public expenditure Annual reports are now prepared on the national economy social development and the energy sector These are given broad coverage in the media and also create an important forum where societal actors can discuss challenges Research cooperation between CMI and CEIC totalled NOK 5 1 million in 2013 In 2013 CEIC held two major national conferences at which they released status reports on Angola s economic energy related and social situations respectively In cooperation with Norwegian Church Aid CMI and CEIC arranged an international conference on capital flight in Luanda Human rights The Norwegian Embassy in Luanda has succeeded in establishing the first bilateral consultation programme on human rights with Angola This is led at the political level and the academic community voluntary organisations and the parties in working life participate in the programme An overarching objective is to be involved in creating a human rights culture This is particularly important in Angola because such values were not a priority on the agenda during the very long period of conflict and civil war For the third year in a row Norwegian aid

    Original URL path: http://www.norad.no/en/countries/africa/angola (2014-09-27)
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  • Burundi - norad.no
    investigation of sexual assault and domestic violence for example Nonetheless attention to these topics has increased somewhat in recent years Discrimination Women are exposed to extensive discrimination both legal and cultural and they have limited inheritance rights At the same time women are well represented politically because the Constitution requires 30 percent of the National Assembly to be women and in the Government nine out of twenty one ministerial posts are held by women The country has ratified the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women CEDAW Burundi has been on the agenda of the UN Peacebuilding Commission PBC since its establishment in 2006 Norway led the work with Burundi in the Commission during the first two years The framework agreement between Burundi and the PBC was reviewed most recently in April 2012 since peacebuilding is now integrated in the country s poverty strategy The United Nations has had a political office BNUB in the country since 2011 in order to follow the peacebuilding process especially in relation to supporting political dialogue and the human rights situation The mandate for the BNUB expires on New Year s Day 2014 according to the wishes of the Burundian authorities In their opinion the country is no longer in a post conflict phase but has become an ordinary developing country Norwegian development cooperation with Burundi Norwegian development cooperation with Burundi began in 2007 The main objective of Norwegian aid is to contribute to peace stability and development The majority of Norway s support since 2012 is channelled through a multi donor fund for education together with Belgium France and UNICEF Since 2013 the Global Partnership for Education has also contributed funds The fund supports the national education strategy and it has contributed to the construction of a new university in Gitega as well as new primary schools and colleges The fund also financed school books teacher training ICT equipment for educational purposes at the schools and other educational equipment In 2013 Norway placed greater emphasis on the quality of teaching Support was given to the authorities reforms in the education sector in the implementation of nine years of education for all Norway also supported a general reform of the curriculum which will make education more relevant to Burundi The programme also encompassed the development of textbooks and teacher guides in order to ensure more comprehensive education and greater benefit from the education In 2012 Norway initiated a project with UNICEF in order to establish suitable facilities for children under the age of 18 in prison and to train prison personnel on the needs and rights of children The project continued in 2013 The project has started building two centres for children under the age of 18 and training police and social workers It also encompasses birth registration of those who are incarcerated and practical training In addition Norway supports the work of the following organisations among others in the country Care International Norwegian Church Aid International Alert and

    Original URL path: http://www.norad.no/en/countries/africa/burundi (2014-09-27)
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  • Ethiopia - norad.no
    The pilot will have an agricultural approach and focus on the drivers of deforestation looking at the connections and synergies between the forest agriculture and energy sectors The pilot area covers 60 per cent of Ethiopia s remaining highland forest and experiences gained here will provide both Ethiopia and other African countries with valuable experience and knowledge of forest preservation in integrated nature and production systems Financing for implementation of the pilot is also planned through BioCF Other results The embassy s long term support for forestry and agricultural management in the Bale Eco region in addition to reducing deforestation has contributed to increased food security and enhanced food production systems for over 12 million people Extensive research and capacity building to increase and improve food security is well under way Support for and cooperation with the agricultural universities has been important cms content Despite the fact that eight out of ten Ethiopians are farmers they do not produce enough for their own use Norwegian University of Life Sciences has been working together with the universities of Hawassa and Mekelle in Ethiopia The goal is to gain knowledge about and make the cultivation methods more effective Energy and climate The development of renewable energy is a key high priority focus area for Ethiopia In 2013 the proposal for the main plan for the power sector was presented It calls for extensive development of hydropower wind power and geothermal power production The investment requirements are estimated at approximately USD 50 billion for the coming 25 years Cooperation between Ethiopia and Norway took a new step in 2013 through the start up of the first phase of Energy Cooperation The main objective is to facilitate the start up of results based support during the 2015 2016 period During this phase support will be given after emission reductions and increased access to modern energy have been documented by independent investigators Norwegian contributions will then be transferred to Ethiopia s national climate fund which finances initiatives that are priorities in Ethiopia s green development strategy Other results In 2013 2 4 million cooking ovens that use less wood and charcoal were distributed through the national cooking oven programme that Energy contributes to This leads to both a better indoor climate and less pressure on forest resources The Global Green Growth Institute GGGI receives NOK 46 million in support which among other things is used for capacity building related to the implementation of Ethiopia s green development strategy At the end of 2013 nine advisors were in place in central ministries including the Ministry of Environment and Forests the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Energy and Water GGGI s advisors assist in separating the overall green development strategy into specific plans In cooperation with the DFID in the UK Norway supports an investment programme to promote the quick start up of climate smart initiatives An important initiative is the establishment of a centre to support climate smart entrepreneurship in cooperation with IFC s

    Original URL path: http://www.norad.no/en/countries/africa/ethiopia (2014-09-27)
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  • Ghana - norad.no
    confirmed that he wishes to continue work with the Better Ghana Agenda with primary emphasis on four areas People in focus education and employment Strong economic growth with the private sector as the driving force Agriculture is to be modernised for example Development of infrastructure Roads railways power and housing construction will be prioritised The number of telephone subscriptions is now 26 million in a population of 24 million Broadband will now be developed Transparency and good governance including independent courts of law strengthened dialogue between the government and the people respect for religious diversity a free press and efforts to fight corruption and organised crime are emphasised Norwegian development cooperation with Ghana Oil for development Peacebuilding Norway s development cooperation with Ghana is concentrated on the Oil for Development programme OfD In addition support is given to the One UN reform which is to contribute to better cooperation among the UN organisations in a given country and to climate adaptation through the UN Development Programme UNDP Norway also supports the Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Center Norway s business cooperation with Ghana is primarily in the field of energy particularly in the petroleum industry A Norwegian supported programme in the area of taxation and revenue management in the petroleum sector is being established cms content Ghana started producing oil in commercial quantities through the commissioning of the Jubilee field in December 2010 Norway has provided extensive petroleum related support to the country since 2008 Oil for development In 2012 Norad completed an evaluation of Oil for Development globally The programme in Ghana was praised in the report for emphasising good governance and for contributing to a decisive extent to preparation of legislation governing this sector The OfD programme in Ghana generally appears in the report as one of the most successful programmes so far The positive findings and the concrete results of OfD cooperation are confirmed in the recent review of OfD in Ghana Cooperation is expected to continue in 2014 Production at the first oil field Jubilee started in December 2010 and has continued without any significant problems At the same time there has been hectic exploration activity on the Ghanaian shelf and new finds have been made With Norway s assistance the authorities have fulfilled their role in most of the critical areas for exploration development and production The OfD programme has for example contributed to Increasing the expertise of public employees within the petroleum sector Collecting and analysing environmental data Preparing environmental impact guidelines Preparing standards for environmental management In 2013 the new Petroleum Exploration and Production Bill was completed and submitted to the Parliament for approval Ghana s Petroleum Commission seriously established itself as an upstream regulator A strategic environmental assessment of the impact of exploration and production of oil and gas was completed after three years of Norwegian assistance In Ghana roughly ten Norwegian institutions have made an active contribution from around 50 experts from Norway s own petroleum administration Norwegian expertise is used primarily

    Original URL path: http://www.norad.no/en/countries/africa/ghana (2014-09-27)
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  • Kenya - norad.no
    also be inhibited by a lack of capacity in the infrastructure and energy supply Similarly political conflict a high level of tax cumbersome bureaucracy and weak governance can hinder private investment Although agriculture is important it is dependent on rain and is also in a vulnerable position It is estimated that between 34 and 42 per cent of Kenyans live below the poverty line There are large inequalities particularly in urban districts Unemployment is approximately 40 per cent and it is difficult for newly qualified jobseekers to find work Many are absorbed into the informal sector and it is estimated that only 6 per cent of Kenya s workforce is in the formal sector The food security situation in Kenya is always susceptible to drought especially in Turkana Samburu Marsabit Wajir Garissa and Tana River Even though the country is extremely exposed to climate change drought and floods it is the man made crises that dominate the humanitarian agenda The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs OCHA estimates that 1 9 million Kenyans need emergency aid The level of internal local disturbances in the last half of 2013 has been high Particularly affected since August 2013 are areas where the security situation has been difficult for some time and where access to basic services is poor Sources of conflict are said to be the commercialization of cattle rustling land rights and disagreement over political representation for example in connection with new governmental structures Refugees Kenya gives shelter to more than half a million refugees from neighbouring countries Most of them are from Somalia but during 2013 Kenya has also taken in an increasing number of refugees fleeing from the conflict in Sudan and South Sudan Kenya wants the refugees to be returned to their countries of origin A tripartite agreement was signed between the authorities in Kenya Somalia and the UNHCR in November 2013 This regulates the return of Somalis from Kenya to Somalia and emphasizes voluntariness as a principle for return However although the Kenyan authorities publicly express the wish to repatriate the Somalis to their home country the conditions in the regions of South and Central Somalia to which repatriation is planned are characterized by insecurity internal displacement and a lack of basic social services The need for emergency aid for Kenya was reduced to USD 663 million in 2013 due to the improved food situation and project revision In general the funds were spent on the refugees in Dadaab and Kakuma New appeals are in place to finance the increased flow of refugees from South Sudan after the civil war in the world s newest country forced more than a million people to flee Norwegian priorities in Kenya Human rights Good governance Gender equality In 2013 Kenya was ranked 145 th on the UN Human Development Index Keywords are growing inequalities in society and weak public structures particularly in rural areas The limited Norwegian development cooperation is concentrated on promoting human rights and good governance with gender equality as an integrated component In 2013 Norway s contribution to the implementation of the election constituted the most important result of the development cooperation The Norwegian Embassy has participated in the joint donor basket fund that assisted the electoral commission and supported both the political parties capacity building and training for the election under the auspices of civil society In addition the embassy helped civil society organizations in the work of strengthening women s participation National mechanisms for conflict resolution and the Kofi Annan secretariat contributed to peacebuilding and easing potential conflicts in connection with the election with financial assistance from Norway After the election the main emphasis was on implementing the constitution in particular decentralization strengthening political parties and supporting defenders of human rights Election processes and a constitution supported by the people are key prerequisites for achieving the main goals of Norwegian aid in both Kenya and the region as a whole These milestones have been reached in Kenya Norway does not have bilateral agreements in its development cooperation with Kenya Good governance and human rights The Norwegian Embassy also supported Kenya s Human Rights Commission a civil society organization that promotes rights based policies and is one of the most outspoken defenders of human rights The Kenya Human Rights Commission is the mouthpiece of the population both individually and collectively The Commission brings cases before the courts and is a contact point and civil society rapporteur to the UN Human Rights Council through the Universal Periodic Review and expert committees for UN core conventions The Norwegian Embassy regards the commission as perhaps the foremost defender of human rights in Kenya and Norway therefore gives general budget support to its strategic plans Among other high profile matters are the court cases against the UK concerning abuse committed during the Mau Mau rebellion in colonial times Several of those who survived the rebellion have initiated proceedings to gain compensation Previously until 2011 Norway also supported the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights KNCHR a government body When the KNCHR was evaluated at the request of the Norwegian Embassy in 2012 it was concluded that although the organization had helped strengthen human rights in the constitution it was also characterized by internal disputes and politicization The National Democratic Institute NDI is an international organization with experience and expertise in democracy building Norwegian support to the NDI resulted in the development of party programmes and voter campaigns and helped ensure that the 2013 election was more focused on political matters If organizations such as the KHRC and the NDI are actually to contribute to reforming governance they must be visible and relevant in society over time Counterforces with ethnic political and financial interests are active on many levels Civil society Civil society in Kenya can contribute to holding the authorities responsible for their own citizens The organizations are also providers of health services and education in both rural districts and the enormous informal housing areas around the capital

    Original URL path: http://www.norad.no/en/countries/africa/kenya (2014-09-27)
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  • Liberia - norad.no
    2015 and the initiative is on schedule See also Norwegian Liberian cooperation through the Oil for development programme Mt Coffee Norway also took the initiative to rehabilitate the Mt Coffee power station which was destroyed during the civil war Norway is the largest donor and contributed NOK 400 million over three years In addition the European Investment Bank granted a loan of EUR 50 million and Germany is giving EUR 25 million Liberia also contributed USD 45 million of its own Mt Coffee is seen as the cornerstone of the reconstruction of the country after the 14 year civil war The project will be able to provide renewable and cost effective energy to the capital Monrovia and it is an important first step in the electrification of the country See also Krigsruin skal gi ren energi War ruins will produce clean energy Mt Coffee could have a maximum capacity of 80 MW and the national power company would be able to supply 92 500 customers with electricity by the end of 2016 In comparison the company s customer base was 30 000 prior to the civil war In connection with building competence in the power company and other institutions emphasis is placed on strengthening the influence of women A number of courses have been held and several women have been granted scholarships for continuing education in the energy sector This work has resulted in greater competence in and knowledge of new technology and thus increased safety for employees working in the field In addition the training programme has identified potential managerial candidates who with more training and experience can manage Mt Coffee into the future Norway also supports institutional cooperation between the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate NVE and the Ministry of Energy in Liberia As a result of this support a draft was prepared for a new Energy Act and a database for water measurements was established A midway review of Norway s support to Liberia for renewable energy in 2013 showed that it is in accordance with the authorities policies priorities and needs as well as with Norwegian development policy Norway as the largest donor in the energy sector in Liberia has played an important role in the development of the sector in recent years primarily because Norway has demonstrated flexibility and had the capacity to react quickly in implementing measures Security In recent years Norway has for example contributed to building up the national police academy Support involves both knowledge and upgrading the actual academy Construction of the kitchen canteen and dormitories was completed in 2012 Ten classrooms with furnishings have been completed Security systems and sports facilities in the area were upgraded The establishment of four regional training centres for police has begun one is finished and the three others are almost finished 500 police officers 20 per cent women graduated in 2012 Liberia s national police also received training in responding to and handling sexual violence against women Norwegian support to the security sector

    Original URL path: http://www.norad.no/en/countries/africa/liberia (2014-09-27)
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