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Nordic Week 2017

23.06.2017  07:53

In late May, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland – comprising the Nordic representation in Tanzania – held the Nordic Week 2017 in Dar es Salaam. The week aimed to celebrate the close cooperation between the Nordic countries and Tanzania. For more than 50 years, the Nordic countries have been engaged in development collaboration in Tanzania making the country one of their oldest development partners. 

The week was launched with a joint reception at the Swedish Ambassador’s Residence. Guest of Honor was the Honorable Minister of Defence and National Service Mr. Hussein Mwinyi. Several Nordic companies presented themselves and their activities in Tanzania in the business tent.

The theme for the Nordic Week 2017 was environment and climate change - issues that affects all countries. Actions to minimize climate change is therefore a top priority for the Nordic governments.

During the week, each Nordic country prepared activities highlight climate –and environmental issues where we all can make a difference, be it smart city solutions, use of plastic bags or reflecting on the impact of climate change. Denmark hosted an exhibition and an acoustic music set at Nafasi art space, Finland hosted an event where Smart City solutions and technologies were discussed. Norway hosted an event at Tandale Youth Centre focusing on waste management and recycling, and Sweden ended the Nordic Week with art exhibition “Facing the Climate” at the University of Dar es Salaam.

The Nordic Week also comprised a Nordic Film Festival where each country screened a film at the Goethe-Institute.

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