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About Indonord

The Association of Indo-Norwegian Diaspora (INDONORD) was founded in 2022 as a non-profit organization.
We are the umbrella organization representing the entire Indian diaspora in Norway.

Vision

To empower and bring together the Indian community in Norway as a driving force for positive change and active engagement in Norwegian society.

Mission & Purpose

Indonord’s purpose is to create a vibrant and supportive community for Indians living in this beautiful Nordic nation. We aim to foster a sense of belonging, provide networking opportunities, celebrate our culture, offer vital support, advocate for our members, encourage giving back, facilitate cultural learning, and promote diversity. 

Our mission is to empower and enrich the lives of our members, ensuring they have a strong support system and a platform for them to connect, thrive, and contribute to both the Indian and Norwegian communities.

We accomplish this by organizing social cultural events, engagement with stakeholders, information sessions for diaspora and creating an organization for support diaspora needs.

Values

Our core values are: Collaboration, Respect, Integrity and Accountability

  • Collaboration: We find positive and constructive solutions while being open and authentic.
  • Respect: We respect diversity and treat everyone with inclusiveness.
  • Integrity: We maintain the highest standards of transparency and honesty.
  • Accountability: We uphold our commitments and activities.”

Indian diaspora in Norway:

India and Norway share a unique and multifaceted relationship that has evolved and deepened over the years and the historical ties goes back to 1600’s. India is the largest democracy globally, and Norway is known for its democracy and human rights. Despite the geographical distance that separates these two nations, they have forged connections based on mutual interests, values, and cooperation in various fields.

Diplomatic Relations:

Diplomatic ties between India and Norway have been established on a strong foundation of shared values such as democracy, human rights, and a commitment to the rule of law. Both countries have consistently engaged in constructive dialogues and supported each other in international forums, reflecting a shared commitment to global peace and stability.

Economic Cooperation:

Economic cooperation forms a significant aspect of the India-Norway relationship. Trade relations between the two countries have steadily grown, with a focus on sectors like energy, maritime, technology, and renewable resources. India’s burgeoning economy and Norway’s expertise in sectors such as shipping, offshore technology, and clean energy have created opportunities for collaboration and investment.

Environmental Initiatives:

Norway and India have jointly tackled environmental challenges, particularly in the area of climate change and sustainability. Norway has been instrumental in supporting India’s efforts to transition towards renewable energy sources and reduce carbon emissions. Their collaboration extends to projects like carbon capture and storage (CCS) and sustainable ocean management, reflecting a shared commitment to addressing global environmental issues.

Educational and Cultural Exchanges:

Cultural ties and educational exchanges have played a crucial role in strengthening the bonds between India and Norway. The exchange of students, artists, and scholars has enriched the understanding of each other’s cultures, fostering mutual respect and appreciation.

Maritime Cooperation:

Given their strong maritime traditions, both countries have explored opportunities for cooperation in maritime affairs, including shipbuilding, maritime technology, and sustainable ocean management. The oceans have connected India and Norway in more ways than one, making this area of cooperation particularly significant.

The India-Norway relationship stands as a testament to the power of collaboration and diplomacy in fostering ties between nations, regardless of geographical distances. It showcases the potential for countries with different backgrounds and strengths to come together for mutual benefit and for the greater good of the global community. As these connections continue to grow and evolve, they hold the promise of a brighter, more prosperous future for both India and Norway and a more interconnected world.


The Indian community in Norway has grown significantly, with over 20,000 Indians, mainly professionals, contributing to the nation’s success in various fields like Information Technology, Oil & Gas, and Banking & Finance.