The Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany inform:
From 29 July until 3 August 2016 Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Klaus Töpfer, former German Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Founding Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) will be holding lectures on Renewable Energies and Nature Conservation in Namibia in the framework of the ifa Public Lectures Programme.
Lectures by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Klaus Töpfer
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
Mr. Johan de Vos, Chief Engineer in the Department of Infrastructure, Water and Technical Services of the City of Windhoek, has been invited to participate in a group visit to Germany themed “Green-Tech (made) in Germany” from 4 till 10 September, 2016, as part of the Visitors Programme of the German Federal Government.
German Ambassador Invites Chief Engineer in CoW Water Department to Germany
EU Council Presidency
In the second half of 2016, Slovakia will assume the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
German Government continues its support of the development of Namibia’s north eastern parks.
Three new park management stations are being constructed in the Khaudum and Nkasa Rupara National Parks in Namibia’s Kavango East and Zambezi Regions. This exciting programme is co-funded by the Republic of Namibia and the Federal Republic of Germany in support of the Namibian Government’s development and conservation initiatives in north eastern Namibia. These new park management stations complement the three other park stations that were built during previous phases of the Namibia National Parks Programme (or NamParks) at Mahango, Susuwe and Ngenda in Bwabwata and Mudumu National Parks.
Namibian – German Development Cooperation lays foundations for three new Park Management Stations in Khaudum and Nkasa Rupara National Parks
The German Special Envoy for the German-Namibian government negotiations on the joint assessment of the German colonial past in Namibia of the years 1904 - 1907, Mr. Ruprecht Polenz, visited Namibia again from 4 - 6 July 2016. The main aim of his visit had been to continue the negotiations with the delegation of Namibia which is led by Dr. Zed Ngavirue.
German Special Envoy for the German-Namibian government in Namibia
The lack of qualified teachers is one of the main challenges faced by the Namibian education system. For many years, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Namibia and the AGDS (Arbeits- und Fördergemeinschaft der Deutschen Schulvereine in Namibia) have therefore provided scholarships to Namibian students studying for a Bachelor of Education in order to make this study course more attractive. On 29 June 2016, H.E. Ambassador Christian Schlaga of the German Embassy Windhoek, handed over an amount of 127.500,00 N$ to the AGDS. With this sum, the Embassy is financing the tuition fees for four students this year.
German Embassy and AGDS Provide Scholarships to Namibian Students Studying for a Bachelor of Education
"To get to know a new culture", grow beyond me", "get socially involved" - these are just some of the many reasons why each year, young Germans opt for volunteer service abroad.
Through ‘Weltwärts’, a program from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, approximately 3,500 young people are sent each year for a period of 12 months into emerging and developing countries in order to support social projects.
German ‘Weltwärts’ volunteers in Namibia
The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Christian-Matthias Schlaga, and Dr. Axel Hartmann, Chief Operations Officer of the‘Save the Rhino Trust‘ Namibia, signed an agreement of financial assistance for the supply of a 56 kWh Solar Power System.
The Federal Foreign Office supports the project through the German Embassy within the framework of its micro project fund with a financial assistance worth N$ 433 000.00 ( Euro 25.000,00), enabling the supply of a 56.4 kWh ground mounted off-grid photovoltaic solar system at the Palmwag Base Station of ‘Save the Rhino Trust’ Namibia.
German Embassy supports ‘Save the Rhino Trust’ Namibia