Welcome to RADE, a diverse and versatile Norwegian Research Group bringing much needed Advocacies and Innovations to International Affairs

[Picture: MS Finnmarken-1956, at the Hurtigruten Museum, Stokmarknes- Norway]



RADE is a Norwegian R&D group established by a former Consular Attaché to contribute years of experience from foreign service to multilateral responses to global emergencies particularly in the wake of climate, military and health crises that are taking newer dimensions in recent times 



A new reality unfolded dramatically before our very eyes in such a short period marked by sweeping Covid-19 pandemic, supply chain crises and prolonged military conflicts around the world  

Both economic and political landscapes remain shattered and yet, an end to these disruptions are still at no foreseeable sight.

The scale of our response to extreme climate events leaves the global energy transition plan behind schedule. Amidst these unprecedented circumstances, humanity is confronted with the urgency and difficulty of resolving all these crises or face unprecedented but largely self inflicted decimation. It is with this sense of concern that we have set up a chain of initiatives at RADE, bringing together young and experienced researchers around the table with gears on, ready for the storm.

As an individual who left active consular duty 7 years ago, I believe in experiences and network of senior diplomats, scholars, political leaders, monarchs, business and religious leaders with whom I have worked closely in those 13 years in Europe and Africa. While I appreciate that many like myself have retired to private life, I believe it is yet another call to duty. We can bring our wealth of experience and goodwill to support those we left in public or foreign service at a time like this.

I thank you for visiting this page and I invite you to series of our scheduled programs. Please browse through the entire website and let us hear from you.

Thank you once again for your kind attention.

Franklin Borge Rade


“What leaders do for their people today is government and politics, but what they do for people of tomorrow is statesmanship”

Queen Elizabeth II 

(Excerpts, COP26 Opening Statement)



We a have 5-pillar approach namely 

  • Continuous dialogue process focused on carefully setting our research priorities around areas of our core competencies 

  • Forming our R&D priorities from the dialogue outcomes, thereby ensuring they are need-based 

  • Studies on sustainable and smart MTP (materials, technologies and practices) with complementary services

  • Applying the outcomes to aggressive product development, Coworking conditions innovation, assets management and supply chain innovations  

  • Engaging authorities and business leaders with actionable advocacies derived from our R&D outcomes



  • Support Services For Foreign Missions

  • Capacity Development programs

  • Materials Development Research 

  • Products Development 

  • CoWorking Conditions R&D 

  • International trade support services including E-commerce and supply chains solutions

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Former European Consular Attaché, Practicing European Area Researcher with EURAXESS BHO Sofia University &

Founder, Research And Development Enterprise, RADE 

Franklin Borge Rade, Born 19.02.1977,  is a former European Consular and Agricultural attache with 13 years of service in Africa. In 2015, he retired to a private practice as an European Area Researcher in Norway. 
He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Fisheries and Wildlife in 2000, Master of Science in Fisheries in 2002 (Reference NOKUT). Franklin speaks Norwegian and English as working languages. In 2015, he founded Research And Development Enterprise, RADE in Norway. His research interests include International Affairs, Development Enterprise, Scientific Studies, Material Science, Product development and human capacity development. His hometown is Melbu same as his wife, Mrs Rade L.H (Norwegian) and Son Alexander. Franklin is available for public lectures and keynote speaking roles amongst other research collaborations and can be contacted directly at:  contact@rade-norway.com

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