18. Jul 2018

African Union tackles youth unemployment challenge with pilot project in seven countries

NIRAS was recently awarded a four-year contract to manage a new financing facility aiming to strengthen skills development particularly among young people in Africa.

21. Jun 2018

Supporting women's economic empowerment in Ethiopia

Learn how the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ joint initiative with the Government of Ethiopia – AgroBIG – is making a difference by giving women entrepreneurs a chance to succeed...particularly in the life of one woman potato wholesaler.

12. Jun 2018

On-the-job training gives the socially excluded a chance at a new life

Despite various laws in place to protect domestic violence victims in Serbia, the reality on the ground means that women like 23-year-old Kristina can’t easily escape abusive husbands. But by giving her on-the-job training, the From Education to Employment (E2E) programme has given her - and other marginalised individuals - a shot at a new life.

30. May 2018

Improving rural livelihoods with profitable and innovative farming

Through the more than 50 projects NIRAS manages in the agricultural sector, we are helping rural populations across the globe lift themselves out of poverty, creating promising futures for future generations and minimizing migration to urban areas and abroad.

18. May 2018

March! A month to remember as NIRAS is successful in bidding for Framework Contract SIEA 2018

Taking the lead in one consortia and an active member in three others, NIRAS secures its position as the partner of choice for clients seeking to build future sustainable societies across the globe.

04. May 2018

With support from NIRAS, Kenya’s TVET Authority successfully launches its strategic plan

In mid-April, Kenya’s new five-year plan for the country's technical vocational education training (TVET) sector was launched. NIRAS played a supportive role through six months of interviews and planning.

26. Apr 2018

Renowned humanitarian Mrs Graça Machel awarded World Prize for Integrated Development

Panel of respected international development experts select celebrated former First Lady to Mozambique and South Africa to receive NIRAS-sponsored accolade.

19. Apr 2018

Facilitating regional collaboration and growth of changemakers

In just ten months, the Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme has piloted collaboration between innovation hubs in Namibia and Botswana and boosted five young enterprises all the way to the global start-up event Slush in Finland.

18. Apr 2018

NIRAS increases academic dialogue between Denmark and MENA-countries

NIRAS has successfully finalised project supporting academic cooperation and dialogue between Denmark and the Middle East and North Africa region.

04. Apr 2018

NIRAS to continue management of the Danish Peace and Stabilisation Response

When Danish experts go abroad to observe elections and handle crisis situations, NIRAS will watch over them and manage their stay.

20. Mar 2018

NIRAS completes project on protection of marine environment in Turkey

NIRAS Poland successfully completed 2-year project aimed at achieving Good Environmental Status in Turkey’s marine environment in alignment with the EU.

08. Mar 2018

NIRAS international trainee program accepting new applications

NIRAS Young Professional Academy will be further expanded this June with new participants representing both development consulting profiles and profiles representing other sectors of NIRAS.

07. Mar 2018

NIRAS is supporting Gender Responsive Budgeting in Ukraine

Celebrating the International Women’s Day, we are introducing one of our projects building more gender equal world.

30. Jan 2018

TAIEF shares EU environmental policy experience with partner countries

For four years TAIEF has supported 82 events around the world, assisting the EU in promoting Europe’s global leadership in environmental policy.

23. Jan 2018

Study to help transition sugar firm employees to independent farmers

EU in cooperation with NIRAS determines the best operational model for transitioning redundant GUYSUCO employees into independent, sustainable farmers.

16. Jan 2018

Multiple benefits reported from Tana Beles watershed project in Ethiopia

The project site for the Tana Beles watershed project in Ethiopia has become a regional role model, as the project has brought along with it multiple benefits for all community members including poor and rich, young and old, workers and unemployed, as well as disabled people.

21. Dec 2017

Job creation in Mali in the political spotlight

The future of Africa depends on job creation for a historically high number of young people in order to prevent migration to Europe.

04. Dec 2017

NIRAS’ project on Gender Budgeting in Ukraine presented as best practice at the IMF Gender Equality conference

Since 2013, NIRAS has worked on a project to introduce gender budgeting with the aim to increase gender equality through policies and budgets in Ukraine. This project was presented by Country Director Catharina Schmitz at the Peer Learning Conference on Gender Equality in Kigali in order to share knowledge and inspire other African countries.

16. Nov 2017

New digital media house will strengthen independent journalism in Ukraine

The focus is on news broadcasting and independent journalism, when NIRAS, in cooperation with Deutsche Welle Academy and BBC Media Action, are preparing to establish a new, modern and digital media house for the Ukrainian public service television station UA:PBC.

Boat sailing on a big river
22. Jun 2017

Protecting millions of lives in Myanmar from climate disasters through weather systems integration

The Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management (AIRBM) Project, funded by the World Bank, seeks to improve the livelihoods of millions of poor people who are susceptible to water-related disasters in Myanmar. NIRAS is leading the way on integrating and modernizing the region’s complex meteorology and hydrology observation systems.

industrial energy audit in bolivia
31. May 2017

Affordable and sufficient energy to the people of Bolivia

Bolivia faces great challenges in providing sufficient energy at affordable prices to its population. IP Consult – Part of the NIRAS Group - will support the implementation of a new energy efficiency programme as well as foster training and education in the country.

Abandoned house in forest landscape
02. Mar 2017

Nepali government approves Biomass Energy Strategy (BEST)

Biomass energy is the most important source of energy in Nepal. While the country still possesses large biomass resources, the level of its use has been unsustainable.