The Ambassador to the UAE H.E. Sten Anders Berge attended an INTSOK network meeting co-sponsored by Odfjell Drilling and Qinterra Technology in Dubai on April 16.

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Director General of the department for Economic Relations and Development, Petter Ølberg, visited Dubai on 14 April. He was accompanied by senior adviser Oddbjørn Lyngroth from the Middle East and North Africa section.

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Thirteen Emirati and six Norwegian aid organizations “speed dated” each other during the “UAE Norway Foreign Aid Cooperation Forum” in Dubai on 26 March.

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The ambassador attended the opening of DIHAD (Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition) in Dubai 24 March. DIHAD takes place from 24 to 26 March and will be busy, but hopefully fruitful and interesting for the Norwegian exhibitors.

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Hectic construction work at the project site in order to connect the solar beam to the concrete storage.

The NEST pilot project will show the world a groundbreaking technology for storing renewable solar energy. Ambassador Berge visited the project site at Masdar on 18 March 2015.

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Norway is hosting a global summit on education for development on 6–7 July. The aim of the summit is to boost global efforts in the field of education, with a view to reaching the UN’s new set of development goals. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to attend the summit. Among those invited are heads of government and ministers from 40 countries, heads of international organisations a...

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From left to right: Per Øystein Vatne, Deputy Head of Mission at the Norwegian Embassy in Abu Dhabi; HE Poul Hoiness, Ambassador at the Danish Embassy in Abu Dhabi; HE Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland; Ahmed Baghoum, Director City Zone Masdar City; Benedikt Höskuldsson, Director Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs at the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The Norwegian Embassy in Abu Dhabi was present when the Nordic incubator office at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi was launched on 20 January by the president of Iceland, Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and Nordic Innovation. The office is an initiative by the Nordic Council of Ministers and will make a platform for Nordic clean tech companies seeking new business opportunities in the Emirates and the

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Norway launches white paper on Human Rights.

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