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Danish researcher wins award for forest-saving app

Danish researcher Ida Theilade has been granted the University of Copenhagen’s Innovation Award 2018 for a Smartphone app that helps preventing illegal logging in the Prey Lang Forest in Cambodia. Senior Researcher at the Section for Global Development at the University of Copenhagen, Ida Theilade, is granted the award for the project ‘It’s Our Forest…

Asia House: A gateway from Denmark to Asia

Asia House is a Danish organisation that connects Denmark and Asia. With executive director Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup in front, Asia House aims to be a platform of knowledge about business in the Asian market – a market too important to overlook according to the executive director. 120 years ago, a red brick house was built…

Smartphones help to save forest in Cambodia

University of Copenhagen, Danmission, the IT company Web Essentials and local peacebuilding organizations in Cambodia have developed an app for smartphones that helps protecting the forest. The app “Prey Lang App” makes it easy for local forest patrols in Cambodia to geo-reference, document, and upload data about forest resources and illegal logging. The app is…

Denmark supports Indonesia after earthquakes

Danish experts, equipment and aid are on the way to Indonesia after the country suffered a series of earthquakes and a tsunami in September. The Danish emergency response services has given 10 million Danish crowns to support Indonesia. Furthermore, Denmark will also dispatch equipment that includes generators and water cleansing equipment, according to CPH Post…

Lundbeck supports first Global Summit for Mental Health Advocates

The event “Global Summit for Mental Health Advocates” takes place for the first time and is supported by Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck. The event takes place in Singapore on 4-5 October 2018 and will commemorate World Mental Health Day 2018 and launch The Global Alliance for Mental Health Advocates. The Global Alliance for Mental Health…

Danish H.C. Andersen and Philippine José Rizal combined in new book

In a new book titled “Hans Christian Andersen and Jose Rizal: From Denmark to the Philippines”, readers can enjoy classic fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen translated into Filipino by national hero Jose Rizal. The classic fairytales are not only translated into Filipino, but English too. The new book also features essays from historians and…

Thailand cave rescue: Danish diver invited to the Danish Embassy

The Danish diver Claus Rasmussen has visited the Danish Embassy in Bangkok to tell about his experiences from the famous rescue of a football team in North Thailand. Chargé d’Affaires at the Danish Embassy in Bangkok, Anders L. Graugaard, welcomed Claus Rasmussen and his family at the Embassy on 3 October 2018. Claus Rasmussen is…

Study: Burmese find state-owned medias trustworthy

A study carried out by Danish, Swedish and Burmese organizations find that Burmese find state-owned medias to be one of the most reliable news sources. The study “Myanmar’s media from an audience perspective” was published in September 2018 and looks at the media habits of the population of Myanmar. The study found that Burmese struggle…

Jacob Jensen Design signed Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese company

The Danish company Jacob Jensen Design has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China Zhonghua Geotechnical Engineering Group. In the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) both companies concluded their shared intentions to reach a cooperation within the fields of urban space design and planning, industrial design, art and education, according to Asia One. Both companies also…