The Chief Financial Officer of the Namibian Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF), Sven von Blottnitz, has been invited to Germany from 13 November until 19 November 2016 as part of the Visitors Programme of the German Federal Government.
The trip under the theme of “Financing of Higher Education” includes meetings and talks with representatives of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the BAföG-Amt which is the office responsible for the state funding of students in Germany as well as representatives of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany and the Humboldt University in Berlin.
German Government Invites Chief Financial Officer of the Namibian Students Financial Assistance Fund to Germany
Namibia enjoys a lot of sunlight but the country is not yet fully utilising this clean energy source. One of the primary factors is the lack of expertise in the manufacturing, installation and maintenance of solar energy equipment and accessories.
In order to close this skills gap, the Namibian and the German Governments decided to cooperate in the area of Technical and Vocational Education and Training. The “Promotion of Vocational Education and Training” project was agreed on, which is jointly implemented by Namibia Training Authority (NTA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
“Etango” solar project
The Honorable Utoni Nujoma, Minister for Land Reform, and His Excellency Mr. Christian Matthias Schlaga, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, met today in Windhoek for the official handover of 5 “Continuously Operating Reference Stations” (CORS), which have been installed in Lüderitz, Mariental, Otjiwarongo, Opuwa and Katima Mulilo, as part of the Namibian – German cooperation in the area of land reform.
Handover of Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS)
Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.
Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council