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