The Norwegian Resource Bank for Democracy and Human Rights
NORDEM is a civilian capacity provider specialising in human rights and support for democracy.
NORDEM recruits, trains and deploys qualified personnel to roughly 15 international organisations and operations that work in the field of human rights and democratisation. We support several international mechanisms and collaborate with a number of organisations that provide civilian capacity. In addition, we offer advice, support the transfer of experience and contribute to research. NORDEM's expertise covers such fields as good governance, democratic institutions, independence of the judiciary, judicial and legal reform, human rights, election observation and election assistance.
This is NORDEM
NORDEM, the Norwegian Resource Bank for Democracy and Human Rights, is NORCAP's civilian capacity provider specialising in human rights and support for democracy.
Deployments in Democracy and Human Rights
NORDEM contributes personnel to help foster good governance, democratic institutions, peacebuilding and rule of law, with the OSCE, the UN and the EU as our major partners.
NORDEM provides Norwegian observers to international election observation missions all over the world. Each year, we deploy about 60 - 100 election observers and experts to approximately 15 different countries.
Training and Capacity Building
NORDEM provides trainings to members of the NORDEM roster to help them prepare for international assignments.
News and events
Implementing 1325: Challenges and opportunities
While supporting the implementation process of the UN Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in the OSCE-area, it became clear to Ewa Sapiezynska what challenges she had to address in order to achieve change.
Dialogue key to tackling armed conflict in DRC
After decades of conflict and short-lived peace agreements in the eastern region of Ituri (DR Congo), an innovative stabilisation strategy provides new hope for lasting peace. NORDEM expert, Ingebjørg Finnbakk, plays a key role in its implementation.
Handing over weapons: M.I.L.F. combatants commit to peace in the Bangsamoro
The ceremonial presentation of over 1,000 decommissioned M.I.L.F. combatants and their weapons marked a new milestone in the Bangsamoro’s historical peace process. Experts from NORDEM continue to play key roles in the operation.