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Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

German Embassy and AGDS Provide Scholarships to Namibian Students Studying for a Bachelor of Education

On 24 April 2017, Ambassador Christian Schlaga of the German Embassy Windhoek, handed over a cheque to the amount of 107.550,00 N$ to the AGDS

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…

Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

Official Opening of the Luther Exhibition ‘Here I Stand’ On The Occasion Of The Reformation’s 500th Anniversary This Year

On 26th of April at 7pm the Luther exhibition ‘Here I stand’ will be officially opened at the Namibian Scientific Society by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Christian Schlaga and the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia, Burgert Brand

On 26th of April at 7pm the Luther exhibition ‘Here I stand’ will be officially opened at the Namibian Scientific Society by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Christian Schlaga and the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia, Burgert Brand. On the occasion of this year’s…

Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

COTA Baroque Festival a great success

Ambitious soloists and the best COTA students got the chance to perform with a small baroque ensemble under the guidance of the renowned South African conductor Alexander Fokken

With the support of the German Embassy in Namibia, this year’s Baroque Festival took place on the 7th and 8th of April under the roof of the Dutch Reformed Church. This is the seventh time that the festival has been organized by the College of the Arts (COTA). The large…

Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

Visit of Parliamentary State Secretary to the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Namibia

Dr. Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretary to the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture visited Namibia from April 5th to April 6th

Ms. Flachsbarth took part in the Launching event for the rollout phase of the Rabies elimination Project which took place at the Omusati State Veterinary Office in Outapi on April 6th. The event, which was convened by the Namibian Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry/Directorate of Veterinary Services, brought together…

Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

Delegation of the Committee on Food and Agriculture of the German Bundestag Visits Namibia

The visit by the delegation focuses on the effects of climate change on agriculture, the importance of land reform for the agricultural sector in Southern Africa, economic vocational und further training, the improvement of rural regions, the development potential for urban agriculture as well as the prospects of trade in the area of food and agriculture

A delegation of the Committee on Food and Agriculture of the German Bundestag is visiting Namibia from 1 – 6 April 2017. The delegation is headed by Alois Gerig (CDU/CSU) and includes Artur Auernhammer (CDU/CSU), Hermann Färber (CDU/CSU), Carola Stauche (CDU/CSU), Rita Hagl-Kehl (SPD), Dr. Wilhelm Priesmeier (SPD) and Harald…

Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

German Government, German Football Association, FIFA and Namibia kick off new cooperation programme: Sports fields for 14 000 young people

On Friday 31 March 2017, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the construction of 45sports fields for socially disadvantaged youth in Namibia. In future, nearly 14,000 young Namibians across the country will be able to use the sports fields for free to play football or other sports. The BMZ has…

Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

Delegation of the Committee on Food and Agriculture of the German Bundestag Visiting Namibia 2 - 6 April 2017

The Embassy cordially invites the Media to a briefing, concluding this visit

Amongst field trips to several communal agricultural projects, a vocational training centre and commercial enterprises, the delegation is scheduled to meet with Hon. John Mutorwa, Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Hon. Utoni Nujoma, Minister of Land Reform, as well as members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources. …

Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

German Military Cargo Plane C160 (Transall) To Arrive In Namibia

Departing from Sao Tome, the aircraft is scheduled to land in the afternoon of the 1 April 2017 at Hosea Kutako International Airport and will depart in the morning of the 2 April 2017, heading to Dar-es-Salaam

A German military cargo plane, the Transall C160 of the Air Transport Wing 61 of the German Armed Forces in Penzing in Germany, is expected at Hosea Kutako International Airport as part of a cargo-delivery flight to its missions throughout Africa, delivering two spare MAN engines for trucks which the…

Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

Theater Maker Nelagoh Shilongoh invited to Germany

The visit takes place from 8 until 14 May 2017 and is part of the Visitors Programme of the German Federal Government

Actor and theater maker Nelagoh Shilongoh has been invited to participate in a visit to Germany, themed “54th Theatertreffen Berlin 2017”. The visit takes place from 8 until 14 May 2017 and is part of the Visitors Programme of the German Federal Government.  Together with other theatre critics, festival curators…

Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

Saara Helondo invited to a sports management course to Germany

After three Namibian participants already successfully completed the course over the last two years, a further Namibian sports officer in the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Services will study “sport management” in Leipzig

The organisation, financing and marketing of sports as well as event and human resources management are crucial pillars for the growth and success of sports in a country. As part of the foreign cultural and educational policy of the German Foreign Office, the Sports Faculty of the University of Leipzig…