On 28 July 2014 Tom Alweendo, Director General of the National Planning Commission (NPC) and Onno Hückmann, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, signed a Financial and a Technical Cooperation Agreement between Germany and Namibia totalling EURO 73,2 million (ca. 1 billion N$).
Signing of agreements on financial and technical cooperation
The ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a classroom for the Basketball Artists School took place on Monday, 21 July 2014, at the Katutura Sports Complex. BAS was founded in February 2010 by the German basketball expert Frank Albin with support of the German non-profit organisation ISIBINDI e.V.
Ground-Breaking Ceremony for the Classroom of the Basketball Artists School
A delegation from the Budgetary Committee of the German Parliament (Bundestag) accompanied by officials from the Federal Ministry of Defence and the Federal Foreign Office paid Namibia an official visit from the 7th to the 10th of July 2014. The Honourable Doris Barnett, Member of Parliament, headed the delegation.
Budgetary Committee of the German Parliament visited Namibia
On 12th June 2014, the Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, I-Ben Nashandi together with Onno Hückmann, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, launched the "Financial Literacy Baseline Survey" results. The "Financial Literacy Baseline Survey" for Namibia was commissioned by the "Financial Literacy Initiative", carried out by Survey Warehouse and supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Government.
Launch of the “Financial Literacy Baseline Survey”