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
MALI: Security action hampers development
Development must be part of the broader security efforts in Mali, not something to be added after security is ensured, says NORDEM expert Hanna Mollan. She recently finished her two-and-a-half-year long mission in the West African country.
Pandemic prompts new initiatives for election observation
Covid-19 has affected democratic processes all over the world, making it more important than ever to ensure that elections are up to international standards. NORCAP’s experienced election observers usually travel around the world to observe elections, but many experts have had to work remotely or adjust their methodology to the new reality.
Colombia's long road to peace
The country’s 2016 peace agreement promised an end to 50 years of civil war, but a change of government and the humanitarian crisis in neighbouring Venezuela threaten to undermine its provisions. NORCAP supports the UN in the region in providing a comprehensive response to help the parties navigate the complex crisis.