The Research Council has established a new programme to facilitate Indian-Norwegian Cooperation. The INDNOR-programme will be realised through thematic research programmes. At start-up there is a generic call (INDNOR) and a joint call with the dep. of Science and Technology in India (JOINTINDNOR).
More than one billion people live in areas without electricity. Solar energy can make daily life brighter for many. New research will contribute to better models for well-functioning small-scale solar energy installations.
The hunt for cooking fuel is becoming ever more difficult in rural areas in developing countries. Cooking with the sun can make people's lives easier and improve their health.
In a world marked by climate change, biodiversity is important for food security. Several international treaties regulate adaptation, access to and sharing of plant genetic resources. However, the treaties must be implemented in the laws of individual countries if they are
to have an effect.
A delegation of Norwegian polar scientists visited New Delhi on 13-14 November in order to participate in a joint workshop with Indian polar scientists.
An Indian delegation consisting of experts on anti-microbial resistance visited Norway from 26-30 September 2013.