Team Germany at the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair

16.08.2018 - Article

Team Germany seeks to represent their country at the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair in Namibia and wants to provide information about the German language and culture.

The German Buzz is officially handed over to the German Embassy in Namibia
The German Buzz is officially handed over to the German Embassy in Namibia© German Embassy Pretoria

The Goethe-Institut Namibia, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Embassy Windhoek and the German Information Centre Africa (GIC) are inviting you to their stall at the OATF 2018. The leading trade and business event will be held at Ongwediva Fairgrounds from August 24 to September 1 and is regarded as the single biggest event in northern Namibia that draws business persons, government officials and visitors from across Namibia and abroad­­­­.

Presenting German language, culture and study opportunities

Team  Germany is embracing the opportunity to collectively represent the Republic of Germany at such an important event and will provide information on various opportunities in the European country’s language, culture and studying there. The German language is not foreign to Namibia and proficiency in it opens doors to local employment opportunities. The Goethe-Institut Namibia provides language courses and exams throughout the year.

DAAD has a representative at UNAM, where two programmes - German Studies as well as German as Applied and Business Language - are offered.

Detailed information about the various DAAD postgraduate funding programmes and general information about studying in Germany can be obtained during weekly consultation hours at UNAM and NUST or/and at various career fairs. This year, for the first time, DAAD is also present at the OATF and will share information on the above-mentioned topics at the stall and during a DAAD info sharing session at UNAM's José Eduardo dos Santos Campus on Tuesday, August 28, 14:00.

The German Embassy will also provide general information on Schengen Visas that allow entry into many European countries and on other official documentation to work and study in Germany. Basic information on Germany and Namibia’s cooperation in economic, educational and infrastructural development will also be available. OATF 2018 visitors are invited to an insightful discussion with Team Germany.

A guest from  SA and the #GermanBuzz

With the German Information Centre Africa (GIC) based in Pretoria, the German Foreign Office offers a virtual window that shows the diversity of modern-day Germany and its multi-faceted links and partnerships with African countries.

A colleague from the GIC will join the OATF 2018 to introduce the #GermanBuzz that was running for the past two years through South Africa: an eye-catching 1971 Volkswagen Kombi painted in black, red and gold - the national colours of Germany. OATF visitors are invited to snap a selfie with the bus and post it on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtags #GermanBuzz and #GermanyinNAM to stand a chance to win prizes. The competition will run for the duration of the OATF 2018 and prizes can be collected on the last day.

We look forward to seeing you at the OATF 2018!

© German Embassy Windhoek


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