German Weeks 2015

German Weeks 2015 Enlarge image German Weeks 2015 (© picture-alliance) 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:

Carinna Schmidt from the Global Experience e.V. during the presentation of the music video "Never Over"

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!

Cuvewaters

Water for the dry season

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.

Sports4Dev

Sports4Dev Cup provided great football fun for youth and adults

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).

lecture Kameeta

Public lecture on the role of German missionaries

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.

Jaumann Reading

Jaumann reads "Der lange Schatten"

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”.

Pianotainment

Pianotainment® Crazy Concert wows Namibia

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.

Dyko Concert

DYKO concert at the DHPS

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.

Book Launch

Book Launch “Energy Security for the Southern African Countries”

On 26 March 2015, the book “Energy Security for the Southern African Countries“ was launched at the Namibia Institute for Culinary Education in the framework of the “German Weeks 2015”.

Official Opening Event of the "German Weeks 2015" and Family Fun Day

Prof. Dr. Köhler at the Official Opening of the "German Weeks 2015"

Prof. Dr. Köhler at the Official Opening of the "German Weeks 2015"

Arrival at the Goethe-Centre

Arrival at the Goethe-Centre

A clown entertains children

A clown entertains children

Carinna Schmidt from the Global Experience e.V. during the presentation of the music video "Never Over"

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 visits the Deutsche Welle Akademie stall

Prof. Dr. Köhler together with the Namibian Kwaito musician EES

Prof. Dr. Köhler together with the Namibian Kwaito musician EES

The Namibian singer Lize Ehlers in concert

The Namibian singer Lize Ehlers in concert

The choir from the Bernhard Nordkamp Centre

The choir from the Bernhard Nordkamp Centre

Panel Discussion "Re-thinking Namibian-German Relations"

Panel Discussion "Re-thinking Namibian-German Relations"

Germany's president Horst Köhler

Official Opening of the ‘German Weeks 2015 in Namibia’ and Family Fun Day on 20 March 2015 at the Goethe-Centre

The official start of the 'German Weeks 2015' takes place on Friday, 20 March 2015 at 12:00, at the Goethe-Centre Windhoek (1-5 Fidel Castro St.) under the motto ‘25 Years of German-Namibian Cooperation’. Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler, former Federal President of the Republic of Germany from 2004 until 2010, will officially open the “German Weeks 2015”.

Programme German Weeks 2015

German Weeks 2015

25 Years

Opening of Photo Exhibition by Karel Prinsloo

Prinsloo Exhibition

Since 6 May 2015 those interested can enjoy a photo exhibition by Karel Prinsloo in the Goethe-Centre.

Nachtcafé Sehnsucht enchants Namibia

Nachtcafé Sehnsucht

The Goethe Centre in Windhoek was filled to the brink as it presented a special kind of concert on 17 April 2015. The salon orchestra ‘Nachtcafé Sehnsucht’ took an entranced audience back in time to the 1920s but contemporary music was on offer as well.

Public Lecture with Joseph Diescho

lecture Diescho

On 1 April 2015, a public lecture with Professor Joseph Diescho on the topic of „What and where are Namibias national interests?“ was held at the NamPower Convention Centre in Windhoek. The lecture was presented by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in the framework of the “German Weeks 2015”, which will be running until July. The well-attended event was followed by a lively discussion.

Word and Sound Festival takes place in Windhoek

wortkraut.25

On 26 March 2015 the multilingual spoken word and sound festival called wort.kraut 25 took place at the Warehouse Theatre in the framework of the “German Weeks 2015”. The festival was organised by the UNAM German section in cooperation with other language sections at UNAM such as the French section.

Sculpture Exhibition Alpheus Mvula

Exhibition by Alpheus Mvula

On 25 March 2015, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Namibia, Onno Hückmann, opened the exhibition „Oomake“ by Namibian artist Alpheus Mvula at the Goethe-Centre in Windhoek.

Premiere of Dwaal Net Rond

Dwaal net rond

On 25 March 2015 the world premiere of the documentary film “Dwaal Net Rond – The Forgotten” by Thorsten Schütte took place in Windhoek in the framework of the “German Weeks 2015”.

Opening of the Exhibition 'BlackRedGold - The Colours of Germany'

Opening Photo Exhibition

On 02 March 2015, the photo exhibition 'BlackRedGold - The Colours of Germany' was officially opened in the Goethe-Centre in Windhoek. From Monday evening on, the photos from the eleven finalists of the photo competition by the same name can be admired in the auditorium of the Goethe-Centre.