Friday, February 20, 2009

Nordic organisations join Euforic

In January, the Euforic Board approved membership applications from the Danish Development Research Network, the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).

DDRN is a network linking research-based knowledge and development within the sectors of agriculture, environment, and governance. Members are drawn from the research community, the private sector, NGOs and development organisations. Its objective is to contribute to the inclusion of research and research-based knowledge in development assistance and in partner countries’ development activities.

NIAS is a Nordic research and service institute with an international mandate and a focus on political, economic, business, social and cultural transformations in modern Asia in their historical contexts. It works closely with partner universities in the Nordic region to develop critical mass in and add value to research initiatives on modern Asia and to promote synergy and growth in Asian studies, and it provides a window to the Nordic countries for research-based knowledge and information on Asia.

Norad is a directorate under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Norad's most important task is to contribute in the international cooperation to fight poverty; it contributes to effective management of development funds and ensures that the Norwegian development cooperation has high quality and is evaluated.

Chris Addison visited Copenhagen and Oslo in December 2008.

See Euforic newsfeeds on research, DDRN, Norad, Norwegian cooperation, and NIAS. Also news from Euforic members