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Sør-pakken» i Nansen-programmet må videreføres i revidert nasjonalbudsjett

Given the substantial revenue Norway has gained from its oil and gas industry, particularly amidst the conflict in Ukraine, it is important and ethical to allocate these funds towards aiding developing countries that are currently facing the greatest hardships as a consequence of the war. You can read more in this article published in Dagen by Hjalmar Bø.

Digni’s report on Anti-Corruption 2018-2023

In this report you can read about how Digni, member organisations, and their partners, have worked strategically to reduce risks […]

Mental health in development projects must be strenghtened

Etter å ha brutt ut av et voldelig ekteskap, havnet Kumari på gata med psykiske helseproblemer og med en nyfødt […]

Presentation of the impressive results in Digni`s project portfolio 

This article highlights important key results and results examples from the implementation of projects which completed their project cycles during […]

Preventing violent extremism in churches and schools

Det afrikanske kontinentet står overfor flere utfordringer, og rekruttering til voldelige ekstremistgrupper er et økende problem, spesielt på Afrikas horn […]

Digni’s regional network meetings in Africa and Asia

Digni arranged two regional network meetings in November 2023. The last network meetings were held in 2019. Due to the […]

Høringsinnspill til Statsbudsjettet 2024

Today Hjalmar Bø presented Digni`s input to the aid budget 2024. You can read the whole consultation input here (in Norwegian)

The aid budget – negative trend continues

That the aid budget should amount to one percent of GNI has long been a symbolically important limit. This was also promised in the Hurdal platform. We were therefore disappointed when the aid budget was presented on the 6th of October and this year the government did not reach the target of 1 per cent either.

Local democracy and locally led development deserve more attention

In this article in Dagen, Hjalmar Bø writes (in Norwegian) about the importance of local democracy and locally led development. Donors must to a greater extent recognize and respect the dignity, priorities, knowledge, rights and ambitions of local actors and partners.

Digni’s 40th anniversary

We celebrated Digni’s 40th anniversary yesterday on June 8th. We celebrated the anniversary at Frelsesarmeen premises, Tempelet. Representatives from several […]

Cutting aid to Uganda is not the way to go

29th of May it became known that President Museveni approves the anti-gay law. The law entails stricter penalties for lhbtiq people. People who carry out "gross homosexual acts", such as having sex with an HIV-positive person, risk the death penalty, and "promoting homosexuality" can lead to up to 20 years in prison. In this article in Panorama, Secretary-General Hjalmar Bø and Senior advisor politics and communication Torhild Breidlid writes why cutting aid to Uganda may now be counterproductive because it could affect the most vulnerable.

Focus on renewable energy

Recently, Hjalmar Bø, Kristian Larsen, Lilliann Våje and Torhild Breidlid in Digni were on a project visit to Eswatini and visited the partner Free Evangelical Christian Fellowship (FECF) and the Solar Training and Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship Center (STREEC) project. STREEC aims to create jobs and train entrepreneurs in renewable energy. You can read more about how STREEC contributes to poverty reduction, jobs and energy security in Eswatini here.