No Lasting Peace without Justice
The Danish Ambassador Morten Jespersen was invited as a special guest at the Energy for All Investor forum. The objective of an investor forum was to attract private sector investment for up scaling energy access activities. The Ambassador in his opening remarks underlined the need for increased investment in sustainable energy supply. To support increased credit financing for energy investments, the new renewable energy programme in Nepal envisages a Central Renewable Energy Fund for financing of renewable energy solutions. Read the full speech of the Ambassador here:
As a special guest, the Danish Ambassador Morten Jespersen was invited at the workshop. The objective of the workshop was to share best practices of the most promising models for scaling up Mini Grid systems in selected developing member countries. Demark since 1999 is supporting the renewable energy- off grid system in Nepal. The Ambassador in his opening remarks underlined the need of sustainable energy supply through Mini Grid system and results achieved so far, reaching more than 1 million households with renewable energy technologies. He also underlined the importance of private-public partnership for scaling up the activities. Read the full speech of the Ambassador here:
HRC21: General Debate – Item 10Joint Statement on Nepal
Intern at the Danish Embassy in Kathmandu (Danish nationals only)
On 30 April Denmark, Switzerland, the UK and Norway signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning contributions to a basket fund to support transitional justice efforts in Nepal.
EU, Norway, Switzerland and Australia welcome recent progress on peace process in Nepal
Building Stronger Universities (BSU)
Seminar on Unpacking the Concepts of Stability, Democracy and Rights
11-13 April 2012
New Danish energy agreement: 50 % of electricity consumption from windpower in 2020
Denmark has been ranked No. 1 in a new report ’Coming Clean: The Global Cleantech Innovation Index 2012’, prepared by WWF and Cleantech Group, a global cleantech consultancy company. The report examined where new cleantech companies are growing today, and which countries are best at creating innovation in green technology.
H.E. Mr. Morten Jespersen inaugurated the Danish-Nepali culture event on February 24,2012 at Yalamaya Kendra, Patan hosted by the Danish Center for Cultural Development (DCCD). On the occasion, he addressed the audience briefing about Denmark's development cooperation in Nepal and in particularly to the support to the cultural sector.
Joint Declaration from the International Consultation on Good Practices and Strategies to Eliminate Caste-Based Discrimination by governments, civil society, national and international institutions and agencies, held in Kathmandu on 29 November – 1 December 2011.
The Government of Denmark has agreed to provide grant assistance of DKK 125 million (equivalent to NRs 1785 million) to the Government of Nepal for the continuation of School Sector Reform Program (SSRP).
EU, Norway and Switzerland welcome discharge of former Maoist combatants
Novo Nordisk is the world's most sustainable firm
The Danish Embassy held a media reception for the Nepali press Thursday 19 January 2012. The purpose of the event was to brief the press about Denmark’s engagement in Nepal and responsibilities as local EU President for the first half of 2012. Ambassador of the EU-Delegation, Alexander Spachis, also briefed the press about the EU’s role in Nepal. Below is the speech held by the Danish Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Morten Jespersen.
Kathmandu-based EU missions together with Norway and Switzerland have made the following joint statement: