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

Unveiling of the Solar Power System Upgrade of 'Save the Rhino Trust' (SRT)

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

On 8th June 2017 the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Christian-Matthias Schlaga, and Mr. Simson Uri-Khob Chief Operations Officer of the ‘Save the Rhino Trust‘ Namibia, unveiled the 56.4 kWh ground mounted off-grid photovoltaic solar system at the Palmwag Base Station of ‘Save the Rhino Trust’ Namibia.…

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

Chairperson Of ’Emerging Tourism Enterprises Association’ Invited To Germany

The programme will include presentations of exemplary initiatives at federal and regional level, a visit to the Eberswalde University of Sustainable Development as well as to the Uckermark, Germany’s most exemplary region for green tourism

The Chairperson of the ‘Emerging Tourism Enterprises Association’, Ms. Katrina Kandjii, has been invited to participate in a visit to Germany, themed ‘Environmental Protection and Green Tourism in Germany’. The visit takes place from 30 July until 5 August 2017 and is part of the Visitors’ Programme of the Federal…

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

Namibia Start-Up Festival 9-10 June 2017 at the Warehouse Theatre

The Namibia Start-up Festival aims to inspire Namibians to become true entrepreneurs and to celebrate the beauty of new ideas and the courageous business founders who realise them

The Financial Literacy Initiative, FabLab, Team Namibia and the Namibia Business Innovation Institute (NBII) will host the first Namibia Start-up Festival from 9-10 June 2017 at the Warehouse Theatre. The event is co-sponsored by the German Federal Government.  Start-ups are the seeds of a strong economy, with jobs for everyone.…

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

Media Meeting to Present the Sustainable Transport Master Plan for the Northern Regions

Princess Hotel, Oshikango (Helao Nafidi), Ohangwena Region - 5th of June, 09:00 – 13:00

The Sustainable Transport Masterplan for the Regions Omusati, Oshana, Ohangwena and Oshikoto aims at addressing transport deficiencies and proposing a set of measures to improve urban and rural transport systems.  During the first phase in 2015, a scoping study was successfully completed and approved by the Steering Committee on 12…

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

Deputy PS of Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture Invited to Germany

The programme will include meetings with representatives of the German Archaeological Institute and the German Commission for UNESCO

The Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Ms. Veno Kauaria has been invited to participate in a visit to Germany, themed “Maintaining and Protecting Cultural Heritage in Germany and Around the World”. The visit takes place from 16 until 23 July 2017 and is part…

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

German Government Supports Research on Namibian Artifacts in German Museums

The German Federal Foreign Office invited Dr Jeremy Silvester of the Museums Association of Namibia from 6 to 17 April 2017 for a research trip to three German museums which house collections of artifacts from Namibia

The German Federal Foreign Office invited Dr Jeremy Silvester of the Museums Association of Namibia from 6 to 17 April 2017 for a research trip to three German museums which house collections of artifacts from Namibia. The programme was organized by the Goethe Institute under the Visitors Programme of the…

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

Acting Executive Director of the Fashion Council of Namibia Invited to Germany

Together with specialist journalists, young designers and other representatives of the creative industries from around the world, Mr Mukoroli will be presented an introduction to how the creative industries are promoted in Germany, as well as insights into Berlin’s fashion scene

The Acting Executive Director of the Fashion Council of Namibia, Mr. Kalistu Mukoroli has been invited to participate in a visit to Germany, themed “Berlin Fashion Week – The Creative Industries and Sustainability”. The visit takes place from 2 until 8 July 2017 and is part of the Visitors Programme…

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

New Lecturer of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Arrives in Namibia

She will be supported by Ms. Diana Acker, who is working for one year as a language assistant on behalf of the DAAD in Namibia

As of May 2017, Ms. Barbara Liebel will take up her post as the new German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) lecturer at the University of Namibia (UNAM). She will be supported by Ms. Diana Acker, who is working for one year as a language assistant on behalf of the DAAD…

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

High-Ranking German Presence at Lutheran World Federation Assembly

The Lutheran World Federation Assembly also celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation

From 10 till 11 May 2017, Hon. Bodo Ramelow, Minister-President (Governor) of the Free State of Thuringia, visited Namibia. He attended the Twelfth Lutheran World Federation Assembly and had meetings with H.E. Dr. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia, H.E. Dr. Zed Ngavirue, Special Envoy of the President…

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…