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

Director of Media Affairs Tjiuai Kaambo invited to Germany

The visit takes place from 28 May until 03 June 2017 and is part of the Visitors Programme of the German Federal Government

Tjiuai Kaambo, Director of Media Affairs in the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, has been invited to participate in a regional group visit to Germany, themed “Ethics and the Media”. The visit takes place from 28 May until 03 June 2017 and is part of the Visitors Programme of…

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

New Gymnasium for DHPS

The new gymnasium is scheduled for inauguration in 2018, enabling the DHPS to be an excellent host for the next Sports Olympiad of the German schools in Southern Africa

Soon, the gymnasium of the DHPS will shine in a new look and become one of the most modern sports facilities in Namibia. The Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany supports the extension of the building with a financial contribution to the tune of 1.2 Million Euro (ca.…

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

Deputy PS Dr. Raimo Naanda invited to Germany

The visit takes place from 26 March to 1 April 2017 and is part of the Visitors Programme of the German Federal Government

Dr. Raimo Naanda, Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation, has been invited to participate in a group visit to Germany themed “The dual system of vocational training in Germany”. The visit takes place from 26 March to 1 April 2017 and is part of…

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

19 young ‘Namibian Ambassadors’ return from Germany

The 19 exchange students, who have recently returned from their exchange programme, were all equally enthusiastic about their stay

“My German exchange family made me feel so welcome and at home. They are like my second family now and I am already looking forward to the visit of my exchange partner in June.” The 19 exchange students, who have recently returned from their exchange programme, were all equally enthusiastic…

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

Invitation to the media to an event for a group of Namibian students returning from a student exchange to Germany, 16 February 2017

The event offers a platform for the students to present their experiences in Germany

Date: 16 February 2017, 16:00   Venue:  Deutsche Höhere Privatschule Windhoek (DHPS), Shinz Street Auditorium   On 16 February 2017, representatives of the Association of German School Societies in Namibia (AGDS) and Mr. Christian Schlaga, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, will welcome back a group of 19 Namibian…

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

2017 Namibian-German Bilateral Consultations on Development Cooperation Successfully Concluded

Namibian-German cooperation is fully aligned with the ideas and goals formulated in Namibia’s long-term development strategies as well as the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

This year’s Consultations on Development Cooperation took place on the 7 and 8 of February in Windhoek. During the consultations, both parties confirmed the three focal areas of the joint cooperation: management of natural resources, sustainable economic development and transport. Among further fields of cooperation outside the focal areas, that…

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

Namibia and Germany Initial Merchant Shipping Agreement

This is bound to further strengthen and develop economic relations between the two countries and to promote Namibia’s transformation into a logistics hub for the Southern African region

On 31 January 2017, after two days of negotiations, government delegations of Germany and Namibia initialed a bilateral merchant shipping agreement in Windhoek. This is bound to further strengthen and develop economic relations between the two countries and to promote Namibia’s transformation into a logistics hub for the Southern African…

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

Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn visits Namibia

During the visit of the Parliamentary State Secretary, political discussions are planned in the run-up to the government consultations on development cooperation which will be held from 7 to 8 February, as well as on the Africa priorities of the German G20 presidency and the joint implementation of the UN development goals

From 1 to 3 February 2017, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Mr Thomas Silberhorn, is expected in Namibia. Thomas Silberhorn is also “German Governor” of the African Development Bank.  During the visit of the Parliamentary State Secretary, political discussions are planned in the…

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

Finance Minister Schlettwein Attending German-African Business Summit

The summit offers the unique opportunity to network with senior managers of German and African companies and decision-makers from politics and the administration from Germany and Sub-Sahara Africa

Finance Minister Hon. Calle Schlettwein has accepted to represent Namibia at the German-African Business Summit, 8-10 February 2017, in Nairobi, Kenya.  The conference will be held in Africa for the first time. From Germany, the Federal Ministers of Economic Affairs and Energy as well as of International Cooperation and Development…

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

NFA Girls Centre graduates attend the AfriCat Foundation’s Environmental Education Programme at Okonjima Lodge

The scholarship-programme was made possible through the NFA’s partnership with German Development Cooperation through GIZ and private German partners Futouris e.V. and the TUI Care Foundation

The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Girls Centre awarded 12 students each a full year scholarship to study for a Diploma in Restaurant Management with the Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy, after successfully completing a 3 month introductory course to Hospitality Management. The scholarship-programme was made possible through the NFA’s partnership with…