Bilateral cultural relations

Deutsche Welle Akademie in Bonn Enlarge image Deutsche Welle Akademie in Bonn (© Deutsche Welle) The cultural relations between Namibia and Germany are rooted in the mutual history and are based on the Cultural Agreement of 5 June 1991. As a lively pillar, they complement political relations and development co-operation.

Some of our projects are presented here:

“People on the Move” Forum

Namibian PS participates in International Forum held in Germany

On 19 April 2015 the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the German Embassy, Ullrich Kinne, welcomed the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture of the Republic of Namibia, Ms. Sanet Steenkamp, at the embassy. Upon invitation of the German Federal Foreign Office, Ms. Steenkamp had attended the “People on the Move” Forum on the Cultural Relations and Education Policies of the Federal Foreign Office from 12 to 16 April 2016 in Berlin.

German Weeks 2015

German Weeks 2015

2015 is of special relevance to the German-Namibian relations, since we are celebrating the 25 year anniversary of Namibian Independence and the concurrent commencement of diplomatic relations between our two countres. Together with its partners from the cultural, economic, political and development cooperation sphere, the German Embassy is thus proud to present the "German Weeks 2015".

Rock art engraving detail near Twylfontein

Cultural Preservation Programme of the Federal Foreign Office

Since 1981 Germany has been supporting the preservation of cultural heritage across the globe as part of the Federal Foreign Office's Cultural Preservation Programme. For more than 20 years projects aimed at preserving the cultural heritage in Namibia have been funded.

Namibian-German Centre for Logistics (NGCL)

The NGCL aims to support the tasks and needs of the local transportation and logistics industry thus serving as a one-stop-shop for all logistics issues.

Menschen bewegen Sportförderung Auswärtiges Amt

Sports Promotion

The Namibian-German co-operation in the field of sport is intensive. Within its sports promotion programme the Federal German Foreign Office supports the development of sport in Namibia by sending experts, making donations of sport material and arranging for training courses for coaches at sport schools and universities in Germany.

Austauschschüler in Deutschland

School and Youth Exchange

Exchange programmes and school partnerships promote cross-border mobility of young people, understanding for each other as well as tolerance and open-mindedness.  In exchange of this kind, pupils gain...

Bilateral cultural relations

Agreement between Namibia and Germany on Cultural Co-operation

Are you interested in the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Namibia and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany on Cultural Co-operation? Here you will find the text of the Agreement of 1991.

Goethe Institut

 An important partner of the Embassy in the cultural sector is the Goethe Institut in Windhoek:

The Deutsche Höhere Privatschule is a multi-cultural secondary school.

EUNIC is a network of international cultural relations institutes from the member states of the European Union, who seek to facilitate cultural co-operation.