Industriearbeiter in Afrika Enlarge image (© picture-alliance/ dpa) The section 'economy' provides links to information on the German economy, gives an overview of Namibian-German bilateral economic relations, informs on Germany as a business location and briefs on research and technology in Germany.

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017

Every spring the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue brings together key international decision makers in foreign energy and energy policy, industry, science and civil society as well as foremost energy experts from all over the world. This year, the dialogue takes place from March 20-21. For further information klick here:

Perspectives on Energy Security

Perspectives on Energy Security and Renwable Energies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Energy Security is one of the most important future challenges on the international agenda of security, peace and stability worldwide. The escalating demand for energy and the imperative of energy independence are playing a mounting role in politics - and eyes are turning to Africa as the continent with the highest potential for renewable (and other) energy resources for the future. Please follow the Link to the publication edited by Oliver C. Ruppel and Bernd Althusmann, with a contribution by Ullrich Kinne, Deputy Head of the German Embassy.

Bilateral economic relations

Germany traditionally ranks as one of the major importers in Namibia's foreign trade relations. A bilateral Investment Protection Treaty is in force since 1997.


Business and Investment in Germany

Germany's location in the heart of Europe gives foreign investors and visitors to trade fairs access to the entire European Union market.

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Research and technology

Presently research and development-intensive industries account for more than half of all industrial production in Germany. Here you will find information on the major German research institutions.


The Energiewende moves forward: the German Government sets out the parameters for energy and climate policy over the next few years

Germany wants to increase the percentage of its electricity supply that comes from solar, wind and other renewable energy sources to between 40 and 45 percent by 2025 and then to between 55 and 60 percent by 2035. By the same token, this should enable CO2 emissions to be reduced by 40 percent by 2020.

Logo Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI)

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. With more than 50 offices in Germany and abroad and its network of partners throughout the world, GTAI supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany.


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Energy Efficiency Award 2016: Competition for energy-efficient companies launched

Energy Efficiency Award 2016

For the tenth time, the German Energy Agency (dena) seeks outstanding energy efficiency projects for the Energy Efficiency Award. Companies from industry, trade and commerce from all over the world can apply for this international award until 30 June 2016. You can find all the information you need to enter for free at

Economy in Germany

Economy in Germany - Facts, Figures and Contacts for Journalists

iMOVE: Training - Made in Germany

Training - Made in Germany

iMOVE is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to promote and facilitate global business and co-operation between German training providers and international public and private organisations. iMOVE is a section of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, providing collaboration opportunities and helping to establish contacts with high-ranking officials and individuals from the education sector. 

Environmental Law and Policy in Namibia


Please follow the link for "Environmental Law and Policy in Namibia - Towards Making Africa the Tree of Life", edited by Oliver C. Ruppel and Katharina Ruppel-Schlichting.