During the G20 Summit, Deutschland.de is organising a world-wide competition called #youforG20 – your project for an interconnected world. The best project wins 15,000 Euros! Are you involved in a project that supports social commitment, contributes to improving gender equality, conserve the environment or promote the inclusion of young people, social and economic entrepreneurship? Then enter the #youforG20! competition.
Helmut Kohl was German Chancellor for 16 years. His term in office will always be linked to the happiest event in modern German history: following the peaceful revolution in the German Democratic Republic, and the fall of the Berlin Wall, Helmut Kohl managed to reunite Germany in peace and liberty after decades of division. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on June 16 of the passing of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl: "He was a great statesman, a great German politician and above all a great European.
The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency is this year under the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition ". Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by July 15, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion.
The German private sector initiative AFRIKA KOMMT! has achieved a new record with nearly 6,000 applicants from 45 countries. The initiative trains future managers and fosters German-African economic relations.
Africa needs jobs: 20 million new jobs every year. This prompted Germany to devise the G20 plan along with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the African Development Bank to set up investment partnerships for reform-oriented African countries.
The world of African music is highly diverse – but hardly networked to date. The “Music In Africa” online platform seeks to change all that. Co-founder Jens Cording recounts how music contributes to fostering understanding on the African continent – and what stylistic diversity Africa has to offer.
“Africa has a very high profile in Berlin at the moment,” said Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel. On June 12, German Chancellor Angela Merkel received representatives of African countries at the G20 Africa Partnership conference.