Photo: Arve Ofstad.Photo: Arve Ofstad

The Norwegian company Yara is the worlds’s largest producer of mineral fertilisers, and is now establishing itself in Zambia.

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Er du ikke hjemme i Norge på valgdagen den 14.September? Fortvil ei, du kan forhåndsstemme på ambassaden fra onsdag 8. juli til og med fredag 4.september.

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Norway's ambassador to Zambia, Mr. Arve Ofstad. 
Photo: Gunn Karin Sommerstad.

Official speeches, impressive singers, imported salmon and pictures from Norway dominated the official reception on the occasion of Norway’s National Day. Some 200 guests gathered at the ambassador’s residence in the early evening, including government officials, partners in business, civil society, and Norwegians living in Zambia.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting an international conference in Oslo from 28 to 29 May entitled ‘Protecting Education from Attack’.

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Transparency International in Zambia (TIZ) provoked lively debates and critical questioning between participants and presenters from public institutions, civil society and media, when they recently conducted a training workshop on how to monitor public procurement – with special focus on the transport sector. The Norwegian Embassy supports this TIZ programme, and counsellor Kari Thorsen...

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Norwegian Ambassador Arve Ostad (Seated: in the centre) and Zambia Revenue Authority Commissioner General Berlin Msiska (Seated: on the right) with the strong group that attended the Annual Meeting

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) invited in early March (2015) their partners including the Norwegian Tax Administration (NTA), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Statistics Norway, and the Norwegian Embassy to review and discuss the two ongoing programmes of cooperation. This was the annual meetings for Norway’s support to capacity building in the Mining Unit and the Large Taxpayers...

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Tax administrators from six countries gathered in Lusaka. Zambia's Commissioner General Berlin Msiska and Norway's ambassador Arve Ofstad seated in the centre.

Zambia played host to the “tax-for-development” regional workshop 4 th to 5 th March 2015, organised by Norad and attracting the participation of tax administrations from six countries: Ghana, Mozambique, Norway, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, as well the experts from IMF. “Yes, we always think like we are from one tribe.  We are all members of the same tribe, the tax tribe” – Svein Osvik...

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President Edgar C. Lungu. Photo: Thomas Nsama/ State House Press Office

The Government of Norway headed by Prime Minster Erna Solberg has congratulated His Excellence Edgar C. Lungu on his election as the sixth president of the Republic of Zambia.

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African Openbill. Photo: Hans Peter Melby

The Norwegian Ornithological Society (Norsk Ornitologisk Forening - NOF) and BirdWatch Zambia have collaborated over ten years on bird conservation in Zambia. While most people think of elephants, lions and other big animals that need protection, birds are an equally important part of biodiversity and sustainable natural resource management.

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The fight for strengthening human rights is the common thread in everything Norway commits to internationally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Human rights are under pressure internationally. Norway will therefore step up its efforts to promote and protect human rights

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