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".
Starting March, a whole host of events will take place in the framework of the German Weeks. This site will keep you up to date, and if you have any questions or need any information, please do not hesitate to contact us! The programme can be found here:
Music Video "Never Over"
From Namibia and Germany, together for the future: The Namibian musician EES, Oviritje legend Ongoro Nomundu and The Global Experience together with learners from six different schools from Windhoek and Münster filmed the first German-Namibian music video called 'Never Over' that focuses on the reconciliation of a young united generation.
The project was organised by the Global Experience e.V. with financial support from the German Embassy and is a part of the German Weeks 2015. Follow the Link to watch the finished video!
Music video "Never Over"
Normally there is abundant rain and surface water for irrigation purposes available in northern Namibia in the rainy season. During average rainy seasons, the widely branched river arms in the Cuvelai-Etosha Basin, the Oshanas, carry large quantities of water which evaporate during the dry season.
Handing over the floodwater harvesting plant in Iipopo
In the framework of the “German Weeks 2015”, 256 players celebrated the International Day for Development and Peace (6 April) and played in the Sports4Dev Cup on 11 April 2015 at the Football House in Katutura on the turf of the Namibia Football Association (NFA).
The U17 boys and U20 girls football tournament was organised and sponsored by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), Namibia Football Association and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
On 31 March 2015, the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Namibia invited those interested to an exciting public lecture in the framework of the “German Weeks 2015” followed by a discussion. In the Christuskirche Dr. Zephania Kameeta, former bishop of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia related his and his families’ personal experiences with German missionaries in Namibia and in Otjimbingwe in particular.
Public lecture on the role of German missionaries
The Goethe-Centres auditorium was bursting at the seams when German author Bernhard Jaumann invited to a public reading on 30 March 2015. In the framework of the biennial conference of the SAGV at UNAM and the “German Weeks 2015”, Jaumann read from his latest detective novel “Der lange Schatten”.
On 27 and 29 March 2015 the German piano duo Pianotainment®wowed its audience in Windhoek and Swakopmund. The pianists Stephan Weh and Marcel Dorn have been entertainers since 1996, visited all the continents with Pianotainment® and presented their show in five languages.
Pianotainment® Crazy Concert wows Namibia
On 27 March 2015, the school day of about 300 learners differed quite a lot from usual days: As part of their „German Weeks 2015“ programme and the education cooperation German/PASCH the Goethe-Centre Windhoek organised a concert with DYKO, which took place in the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule (DHPS) main school hall.
DYKO concert at the DHPS
Prof. Dr. Köhler at the Official Opening of the "German Weeks 2015"
Arrival at the Goethe-Centre
A clown entertains children
Carinna Schmidt from the Global Experience e.V. during the presentation of the music video "Never Over"
Prof. Dr. Köhler visits the Deutsche Welle Akademie stall
Prof. Dr. Köhler together with the Namibian Kwaito musician EES
The Namibian singer Lize Ehlers in concert
The choir from the Bernhard Nordkamp Centre
Panel Discussion "Re-thinking Namibian-German Relations"