Working for viable local
communities since 1809
The Royal Norwegian Society for Development (Norges Vel) is an independent, non governmental - and non-profit organisation, presently consisting of 33 member organisations and 1100 individual members. Our main focus is to contribute to viable local communities through sustainable business development both domestically and in numerous countries worldwide. In addition to our operations in Norway, we are at present involved in different projects in the Balkans, western, eastern and southern Africa and eastern Europe.
The greater parts of our staff of 40 professionals are stationed at our main office, located close to Oslo. But we also have two regional offices in Norway. Besides, Norges Vel has country residences in Tanzania, Kosovo and Macedonia. Norges Vel had a turnover of 60 million NOK in 2008.
Norges Vel’s vision is to contribute to viable local communities.
A well-qualified and experienced staff of professionals with both academic (doctoral and graduate) and vocational qualifications.
Access to a world wide network of other professionals and specialist environments, industry leaders, NGOs, local, regional officials, government departments, international organisations.
A Board of Directors with dedicated representatives from a wide range of the Norwegian society-at-large, with both national and international business experience.
Value chain management.
Business development and investigation in general, including mapping and development of market/sales channels in particular.
Process/project management and consultancy assistance within sustainable business development.
Specific skills within corporate social responsibility, nature resource based business enterprises, small and medium scale enterprises, renewable energy, collaboration enterprises and new co-operatives.
General business training and capacity building.
Norges Vel has more than 30 years of international experience and nearly 50 percent of our activities are now conducted internationally.
Norges Vel has country residences in Kosovo, Macedonia and a regional office in Tanzania.
Norges Vel cooperates closely with The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
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