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    • © GIZ (Photographer Tim Brunauer) German Embassy Ambassador Mr. Herbert Beck handing over the keys of the vehicles to the Acting Executive Director and Director of Forestry Mr. Joseph Hailwa
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Sustainable bush biomass use strengthened: Germany donates over N$ 2 million in vehicles and equipment to Ministry of Agriculture and University of Namibia

The donation includes three vehicles intended to strengthen monitoring and law enforcement capacities of the forestry authority in selected priority regions

German Ambassador to Namibia, Mr Herbert Beck, officiated a handover ceremony of more than N$ 2 million (approx.127 000.00€) in vehicles and IT office equipment to the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry’s - Directorate of Forestry (MAWF), as well as the University of Namibia. The donation was made by…

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Official handover at ‘Bright Hill Pre-School’ in Okuryangava

The main focus of the Bright Hill Pre-School is the early childhood education of 3-6 year old children

On 23 November 2019, the official handover of a solar system took place at Bright Hill Pre-School in Windhoek-Okuryangava. The solar system and a security fence were sponsored this year by the micro-project fund of the German Embassy with an amount of N$ 85,244.00 (approx. 5,400.00 EUR). Ambassador Herbert Beck…

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    • From left to right: Batsirai Pfigirai (CFO NamPost) - Andrea Uhl (Financial Sector Coordinator KfW) - Patrick Gardiner (CEO of PostFin) - Festus Hangula (CEO of NamPost) - Dr. Uwe Stoll (outgoing Country Director KfW) - Gerlinde Sauer (Counsellor for Development Cooperation German Embassy)
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A strong partnership for financial inclusion in Namibia: German development bank KfW and NamPost intensify their cooperation to support SMEs and households in rural areas

Due to the excellent footprint of NamPost’s branch network, beneficiaries can be reached across the country

On 15 November 2019, NamPost and KfW Development Bank signed an agreement for a concessional loan of NAD 325.02 million (EUR 20.0 million) to provide micro-loans to micro-, small- and medium sized companies and households in rural and remote areas via NamPost subsidiary PostFin. Due to the excellent footprint of…

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German Embassy supports ‘Bright Hill Pre-School’ in Okuryangava

The school is particularly committed to ensuring that disadvantaged children have access to education and shelter in a safe and supportive environment

On 30 July 2019, a grant agreement between the German Embassy and ‘Bright Hill Pre-School’ was signed. Ellen Gölz, Chargée d'Affaires at the German Embassy Windhoek, and Franz-Josef and Anne Mueller, founder and directors of the pre-school, signed a contract which stipulates the financial support amounting to N$ 85,244.00 (EUR…

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    • German Embassy finances the construction of three classrooms and an office at Light for the Children Foundation
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German Embassy finances the construction of three classrooms and an office at Light for the Children Foundation

The Foundation will receive N$ 278,804.00 (EUR 17,252.00) in financial assistance through the micro-project fund of the Embassy

Last week, a grant agreement was signed between the German Embassy Windhoek and the ‘Light for the Children Foundation’ in Gobabis. The Foundation will receive N$ 278,804.00 (EUR 17,252.00) in financial assistance through the micro-project fund of the Embassy, enabling the construction of three classrooms and one office. The center…

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President of the Bundesrat visits Namibia

The President of the Bundesrat is accompanied by ten German business representatives from different economic sectors based in Schleswig-Holstein

From 13 to 18 July, the Minister President of the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein and President of the Bundesrat of the Federal Republic of Germany, Hon. Daniel Günther, will visit Namibia. Prior to his arrival in Namibia, he visits Angola from 11 to 13 July. President of the Bundesrat, Hon.…

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Activist invited to Germany on an Information Visit on Equal Opportunities

The visit takes place from 18 to 24 August 2019 in Berlin/Brandenburg and is part of the Visitors Programme of the Federal Republic of Germany

LGBTI Activist and former Director of Out-Right Namibia and coordinator of Diversity Alliance of Namibia, Friedel Dausab will participate in an information visit on the topic of “Equal opportunities in Germany”. In his capacity as Director of Out-Right Namibia he also managed the first LGBTI medical facility. The visit takes…

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German Embassy inaugurates newly equipped therapy room in learning center for impaired children

Mrs. Ellen Gölz, inaugurated the newly equipped therapy room of the learning center "Child Intervention and Disability Support Centers" (C.I.D.S. Center) in Suiderhof/Windhoek

the Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy Windhoek, Mrs. Ellen Gölz, inaugurated the newly equipped therapy room of the learning center "Child Intervention and Disability Support Centers" (C.I.D.S. Center) in Suiderhof/Windhoek. The center received financial support of $ 115,188.50 (€ 6,427.93) from the micro-projects fund of the German…

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German Government continues supporting economic development in the Republic of Namibia

Since Namibia's independence in 1990, Germany has continuously supported the Namibian Government in strengthening the country’s social and economic growth

On Monday, 24 June 2019, Hon. Calle Schlettwein, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Namibia, and His Excellency Christian Schlaga, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany signed a Financial Cooperation Agreement on interest-subsidized loans between Germany and Namibia. The agreement covers programmes to the value of 80 million…

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AGDS (Arbeits- und Fördergemeinschaft der Deutschen Schulvereine in Namibia) and German Embassy provide scholarships for BA Education students

The lack of qualified teachers is one of the main challenges faced by the Namibian education system

For many years, the AGDS (Arbeits- und Fördergemeinschaft der Deutschen Schulvereine in Namibia) have therefore provided scholarships to Namibian students studying for a Bachelor of Education for primary and secondary school. The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany supported the AGDS in this quest to make this study course…