Welcome to the website of the German Embassy in Windhoek!
We would like to present the activities of the Embassy as well as the multi-faceted and intensive Namibian-German relations. We wish you an informative visit to our website.
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Businesses in industry and production are invited to submit energy efficiency projects for the international Energy Efficiency Award 2013 organised by Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) – the German Energy Agency.
Now open for entries: Energy Efficiency Award 2013
The German Embassy in Windhoek, the Portuguese Embassy in Windhoek/ Camoes I.P., and the John Muafangejo Art Centre (JMAC) will be hosting three 3-day workshops for upcoming as well as professional make up artists in the JMAC studio spaces between 30 July and 07 August 2013.
Call for application for "MakeUp Artist Workshop"
The German Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Dirk Niebel, visited the Transfrontier Nature Reserve Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA), which is supported with 35,5 million Euro under the German development cooperation programme.
Federal Minister Niebel visits KAZA nature reserve
On 21 May 2013, Ambassador Onno Hückmann handed over a donation of boxing material to the Kavango Amateur Boxing Federation in Rundu. This donation was greatly appreciated by the Chairperson of the Federation, Mr Lysias Hangula.
Donation of Boxing Material
On 9 May 2013, the German Counsellor for Development Cooperation, Dr. Romeo Bertolini, joined in the groundbreaking ceremony at the Donkerbos Primary School in the Otjombinde Constituency. Deputy Prime Minister Hausiku, the Director of the National Planning Commission Alweendo as well as the recently appointed Governor of the Omaheke Region Uitele also took part in the festivities.
Groundbreaking Ceremony at Donkerbos Primary School
“I am very concerned by the recent opinion polls on Europeans’ views about their future and the role played by the process of European integration. Many people in Europe are losing faith in the joint European project. Especially in countries where people have been hit hard by the effects of the crisis, people are losing confidence in a better future for themselves and their children.
Foreign Minister Westerwelle calls for confidence in Europe
Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) has been in dialogue with the world for 60 years. Since its first day on air, it has transformed from a shortwave radio broadcaster to a multimedia organization.
"With its journalistic content in 30 languages, DW ensures Germany's multimedia presence in the world," said Erik Bettermann, Deutsche Welle's Director General. He added that competition for global audiences is becoming increasingly fierce due to an ever-growing amount of media products, especially in the field television.
60 years Deutsche Welle (DW)
On 16 April 2013, the German Ambassador Onno Hückmann and the Namibian Minister for Education, Dr David Namwandi jointly launched the project for the Promotion of Vocational Education and Training (ProVET). The project is a joint initiative between the Namibian Training Authority (NTA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) funded by the German Government with 4,5 Mio Euro in a first phase of 30 months....
Launch of the Promotion for Vocational Education and Training Project
How far has Germany advanced in realizing the Energiewende, the transformation of the energy system, in the individual spheres? Where is there still need for adjustment? The German Government is following up these questions within the scope of an intensive monitoring process.
The German Energiewende – Germany as a “laboratory of the future”?