Photo: Embassy of Denmark, Bangladesh.Photo: Embassy of Denmark, Bangladesh

On November 1st 2014, employees from the Norwegian, Danish and Swedish embassies met for the first Nordic Football Cup ever held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The event, hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, had mixed teams from the three embassies. The teams were divided into two groups of four teams each.

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From left: Md. Abu Syed (BCAS), Captain Mir Imdadul Haque (Bangladesh Navy), Dr. Atiq Rahman (BCAS), Norway's Ambassador to Bangladesh H.E. Ms. Merete Lundemo, Prof. Dr. Shamsul Alam (Bangladesh Planning Commission) and Prof. Ola M. Johannessen (NERSC and Nansen Scientific Society) during the inaugural session of NABIC International Winter School 2014. 
Photo: NABIC .

On October 12th - 17th 2014, NABIC International Winter School 2014 titled “Coastal and ocean processes in the Bay of Bengal in a changing climate and their impacts on society” was held in Cox’s Bazar in southern Bangladesh. The event was a joint venture by Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), Nansen-Bangladesh International Centre for Coastal, Ocean and Climate Studies (NABIC), Nanse...

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2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipients Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. 
Photo: (Kailash Satyarthi) Senado Federal. (Flickr)/(Malala Yousafzai) Prime Minister’s Office (Flickr).

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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Second year pupils performing traditional Bengali songs. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dhaka.

On August 7th 2014 the Royal Norwegian Embassy attended the opening ceremony for new pupils at Martin Luther College (MLC) in Dhaka. In addition to speeches, there was a rich cultural program, including singing, dancing, acting and poetry reading by a group of talented second year pupils.

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Ingrid and Shilpi together with Shilpi's daughter Dina outside their home in Satkhira.

In the fall of 2008, a Bangladeshi and a Norwegian girl met in Møre & Romsdal, Norway. 6 years later, the girls found themselves in the same country once again, only this time in Bangladesh. This is the story of how Ingrid, an intern at the Norwegian Embassy in Dhaka, reunited with her old friend Shilpi.

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MDG Advocacy Group Leaders Breakfast on 25 September. 
Photo: UN Photo: Eksinder Debebe.

On September 25th 2014, world leaders met in New York to witness the launching of the new Millennium Development Goal (MDG) report: “Accelerating Action: Global Leaders on Challenges and Opportunities for MDG Achievement”. The Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group, which prepared the report, comprises eminent personalities who have shown outstanding leadership in promoting and implementin...

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Sudeshna Swayamprabha of Nrtiya Nandan performing traditional Bengali dance. 
Photo: Rikskonsertene .

From September 1st - 17th the Bangladeshi dance school Nrtiya Nandan and its Norwegian collaborator Rikskonsertene (Concerts Norway) will launch a project titled “Celebrating Life in Rhythm”. The purpose of the project is to raise awareness about cultural heritage and help Bangladeshi pupils build self-confidence through traditional dance.

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A cut from the luxuriant and undulant Chittagong Hill Tracts. 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

From 15th to 17th of July 2014, a delegation from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dhaka paid a visit to Rangamati District in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT). The purpose of the visit was to make a courtesy to local authorities and to meet with representatives of various development programs and projects. Below are selected pictures from the trip.

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Concerts Norway invited Mr. Nafis Ahmed and Ms. Afrida Mahbub from the Bangladeshi music management firm LiveSquare to Norway in the period June 9th – June 14th.

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