GIZ head of “Make-IT in Africa” programme Jan Schwaab talks us through technology entrepreneurship in West Africa.
The Great Green Wall initiative aims to restore Africa’s degraded landscapes and in the process transform millions of lives in the Sahel region.
This year, Bridging Gaps organised its second youth exchange for 20 teenagers from South Africa and Germany as part of the African German Youth Initiative.
A new Knauf Group training centre was opened in Accra on 11 February, during the 3rd German African Business Summit in Ghana.
Access Bank (Ghana) Plc, DEG and AHK Ghana now offer a new service for German SMEs and their local partners in Ghana.
Opening of the Berlinale Africa Hub 2019 at Martin-Gropius Bau - Greeting by Minister of State Michelle Müntefering.
The Federal Foreign Office fosters intercultural exchange and dialogue at the Berlinale.
German can be a perculiar language, from extremely long words to a unique letter, writes deutschland.de.
KfW experts Barbara Ölz and Sebastian Aichele discuss the process of reforming the waste sector in Egypt, and how the KfW is supporting the change.
German cultural organisations in all artistic areas are called upon to engage in new forms of artistic collaboration with African partners, writes the Kulturstiftung des Bundes.
In their discussions with the German President Steinmeier, experts from Africa and Europe agreed that crisis prevention required greater self-criticism and political leadership.
The Minister of Economy, Science and Digital Society of the German Free State of Thuringia, Wolfgang Tiefensee, visited Namibia on February 4, 2019.
Together with an economic delegation, Frank-Walter Steinmeier spent three days in Ethiopia. The German President held political talks but the agenda also included a visit to the TVET Institute, a training centre for vocational school teachers, writes the German Development Bank KfW.
An international initiative is supporting smallholder farmers in increasing their rice harvest and improving quality, enabling them to earn higher incomes. They also benefit from partnerships with processing companies, writes the German development agency GIZ.
The magazine “akzente” by the German development agency GIZ gathered insights on the Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative “Make-IT in Africa” featuring the voices of young African experts.
From the president to the German breakfast table: deutschland.de answers Google's most frequently asked questions about Germany.
Farmers in Ghana have started to benefit from training to increase their yields, writes the German development agency GIZ.
Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave the following speech at a state banquet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on January 28, 2019:
The companies Symrise and Unilever are creating better living conditions for vanilla producers in Madagascar, writes develoPPP.de.
At the open debate of the UN Security Council Foreign Minister Mass issued the following statement:
Statement by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on January 24, 2019 at the Arria Formula Meeting of the UN Security Council:
Cultural and practical work experience abroad with the ASA Programm supported by the German Chamber of Commerce.
A rose farm family business in western Kenya has grown to become an important livelihood for 1,400 local employees and their families.
Producing fairly, but how? A special display at International Green Week put on by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ) provides insight into sustainable supply chains, writes the German development agency GIZ.
HelpAge International’s Tanzania office has been awarded nearly two million Euro in funding from the German government.
A new Franco-German friendship treaty is being signed in Aachen. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) has explained in the NWZ newspaper and elsewhere why this relationship is so important.
As the UN commander in Rwanda, he witnessed the genocide. Today he fights against the use of child soldiers. How Germany supports the Roméo Dallaire Initiative.
Young people from economically underdeveloped regions often see migration as the only means of escape. But there are different ways for people to go back home and re-establish good job prospects, writes the German development agency GIZ.
Foreign Minister Maas issued the following statement on today’s terrorist attack in Nairobi.
More than 330 professions to choose from, writes deutschland.de.
T-shirts made of wood, recyclable outdoor gear, fair shirts from Africa and fashion, that is individual in every respect – four ideas on sustainable fashion presented by deutschland.de.
Dr. Bärbel Kofler, German Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Foreign Office, issued a statement on January 11 on the current situation in the Sudan.
For the first time during an ongoing Lassa fever outbreak, scientists have used portable genomic sequencing technology to identify viruses, which enabled puclic health interventions to be tailored, writes the Leibniz Association.
Three new projects will investigate upwelling areas off Africa and South America, writes the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel.
Many people in Ghana use cash only, especially in rural areas. Thanks to a new cash card with fingerprint ID, finance in Ghana is now more secure and efficient, writes KfW.
Cuttings from Kenya are being turned into glorious geraniums, carnations or poinsettias in Stuttgart, Germany, thanks to a blossoming relationship between the two countries, writes KfW.
Paid work is scarce in North Africa. The range of solutions for more and better jobs includes agricultural startups, a scheme to improve job quality for workers, and nationwide employment initiatives, writes the GIZ.
A German Foreign Office Spokesperson issued a statement on January 10 about the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Germany has begun a two-year term on the United Nations Security Council. A study of the German development agency GIZ on “Germany in the Eyes of the World” shows the expectations that the world has of the country as an international player, writes GIZ.
Germany and France join forces with ambitious treaty and commit to a strong and sovereign Europe, writes the German Foreign Office.
A new law is intended to facilitate the migration of skilled workers to Germany, writes deutschland.de.
The international community still faces many challenges this year. However, a large number of success stories show why it is worthwhile continuing to be active worldwide.
Eric Appiah is from Ghana and came to Germany in 2014. He started out as an auxiliary worker but advanced within the company to become a skilled worker once he had obtained recognition for his vocational qualification, writes Recognition in Germany.
Within the artist residency “Digital Arts and Public Space” the Goethe-Institut Kigali and the Rwanda Arts Initative invited the sound artist Abel Korinsky to come to Rwanda, writes the Goethe-Institut.
The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce (AHK) unveiled a refurbished solar power plant at the SOS Children’s Village in Mombasa, writes the AHK Kenya.
re:publica, a Berlin-based conference focusing on the internet and society, is also being held in December in Ghana. DW Akademie was there, showing how digital technology can support free expression and information, writes Deutsche Welle (DW).
On June 8, 2018, Germany was elected as a non permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2019-20 term. This is the sixth time that the country has assumed major responsibility for peace and security in this capacity.
The Ethnologisches Museum Berlin houses one of the world’s oldest collections of Angolan art. It is closely linked to the collection of the Museu Nacional de Antropologia in Luanda, writes the Goethe-Institut.
Christmas time is chocolate time. An initiative bringing together politicians, the private sector and civil society is campaigning to make the cocoa industry sustainable, writes the German development agency GIZ.
German start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are successful in Africa with sustainable projects, writes deutschland.de.
For two weeks, the international community discussed the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Germany will be supporting the global partnership for implementing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) with a further 68 million Euro, writes the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ).
German Development Bank KfW bolsters Ethiopian agricultural sector with protective measures against climate risks, writes the KfW.
Admission is open to graduates of master’s programmes in the social sciences, political science, international relations, sociology, economics, law, or related disciplines until January 31, 2019, writes the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies.
240 Million Namibia-Dollars to support renewable energy, water and low-carbon transport projects.
Kenya and Germany successfully concluded government negotiations on the development cooperation programme in Nairobi.
For about 20 years, Holger Dalkmann has been working on global transport issues. In an interview, he explains why technology is “attractive”, what demand is like in Africa, and why sustainable mobility has a lot to do with green energy, writes the German Development Bank KfW.
On two tests farms in Zimbabwe the Martin Bauer Group is growing organic-quality plants that are suited to the regional climatic conditions. This is creating around 900 jobs and thousands of small farmers and wild plant gatherers are being trained, writes the German Investment Cooperation DEG.
The Award encourages African countries' own initiative to translate research results into innovative solutions which will benefit the population in Africa, writes the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Many institutions collaborate to identify effective medicinal plants against HIV, worms and tuberculosis and to recommend their cultivation.
With a total contribution of 240 million Euro to date, Germany is already the largest donor to the Fund, writes the German Environment Ministry (BMU).
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has launched a long-term Africa initiative, writes the TUM.
The new Hubbers are here! We are always happy about new faces, writes the Goethe-Institut.
The EU announced new funds totalling 125 million Euro for the Sahel countries at the G5 Sahel Partners and Donors Coordination Conference in Nouakchott on December 6 and 7, 2018.
The German Development Bank KfW finances bike-friendly projects in developing countries and emerging economies.
Traffic emissions are a major contributor to global warming. German Development Bank KfW therefore supports sustainable mobility around the world. We show how people are already changing course, writes KfW.
With Nigeria, the Bauhaus’s anniversary caravan has travelled to one of the most extraordinary places on which the Bauhaus left its mark, writes the Goethe-Institut.
Chris Kost spent three years in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to work on sustainable transport solutions for the Region, writes the German Ministry for Environment.
The German Republic has committed a new funding of 1.5 billion Euro for the Green Climate Fund. The Fund is already supporting 93 projects. Germany is the first country to announce a specific amount for the replenishment, writes the German Environment Ministry.
Germany is helping cities around the world deal with the effects of climate change, writes deutschland.de.
Gerald Bigurube from Tanzania and Clovis Razafimalala from Madagascar have gone the extra mile, writes deutschland.de.
“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.”
“If new partnerships are to succeed, we also have to take a critical look at our perceptions of our partners. We Europeans still tend too much to think of Africa as one big continent marked by crises.”
A German Foreign Office spokesperson issued the following statement on yesterday's death of soldiers from the United Nations (UN) peace mission MONUSCO and the Congolese armed forces.
Making a start in life is not easy for children and young people growing up in the slums of Kenyan cities. The Kenyan government, with support from German Development Bank KfW, is focusing on education as a gateway to opportunity, writes KfW.
The measures aim to enable the local population and refugees – around 1.1 million people – to coexist peacefully in the crowded cities, writes KfW.
The International Conference on Libya was held in Palermo on November 12 and 13. The conference underscored the international community’s resolve to support the work of UN Special Representative Ghassan Salamé, writes the German Foreign Office.
At the Goethe-Institut’s Tashweesh Festival, artists and intellectuals from North Africa, Europe and the Middle East met to discuss stereotypical gender images. After Brussels, the mammoth project stopped in Cairo for a week and brought together feminist positions, writes the Goethe-Institut.
Germany has stepped up its humanitarian assistance considerably in recent years. The report sheds light on priorities and focus regions and provides background information, writes the German Foreign Office.
With the support of German development agency GIZ, more and more farmers in Tanzania are turning to organic cotton farming, which enables them to increase their yields and protect the environment, writes GIZ.
Berlin-based music school Global Music Academy and the Music Crossroads Academy of Zimbabwe launched two documentations in Zimbabwe to preserve ancient music cultures, writes Fanuel Jongwe.
An additional two trillion US dollars are needed to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relating to water and sanitation. One way to tap sources of funding is called “blended finance”. It means to use public funds to mobilise private-sector investments, writes DandC.
With the series “Museum Conversations” the Goethe-Institutes offer spaces for international academics, museum experts and curators to discuss the future of African museums from a postcolonial perspective, writes the Goethe-Institut.
Germany has agreed with more than half of its partner countries to make “democracy, civil society and governance” a priority area of development cooperation, writes the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ).
In 2012, radical Islamist rebels were prevented from destroying thousands of centuries-old manuscripts: A ceremony marking this success was held in Hamburg City Hall on November 2, writes the German Foreign Office.
Almost one third of the Earth’s surface is covered by forest. Forests also provide a large proportion of humankind with their livelihoods. Yet although our civilisation depends on forests, we are destroying them, writes the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ).
“At the Federal Foreign Office, our main focus is on the dialogue with the societies of origin, as well as cultural cooperation and the establishment of cultural infrastructure, particularly in Africa.” highlighted the German Minister of State in Berlin.
“Welcome to Africa’s future,” were the words welcoming participants from 15 African countries to a workshop at the Goethe-Institut in Addis Abeba.
Life for criminals in Côte d’Ivoire is now more difficult. Germany is supporting this nation, and other African countries, in the process of professionalising their police work, writes German development agency GIZ. Two investigators and one crime victim explain.
Eight young Ethiopian artists and academics have embarked on an expedition to the Shoa region to juxtapose the Eurocentric image of Ethiopia with their own contemporary perspective, writes the Goethe-Institut.
On October 30, German Minister for Economic Cooperation, Gerd Müller launched negotiations with Ethiopia, Morocco and Senegal on reform partnerships, writes the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation.
Education can lead to inequality – and it can help to overcome inequality. Good schools promote upward mobility and gender equality. Public policy must ensure the quality of schools as well as broad-based Access, writes Development and Cooperation.
Fighting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is one of the priority areas of German development cooperation in the field of health, writes the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation.
“Making Africa more attractive to investors is about achieving fair trading relations between Europe and Africa,” said Angela Merkel at the G20 Investment Summit in Berlin.
“The Compact initiative is based on another, a new approach. It’s about new forms of equal and long-term partnership which benefit everyone involved to the same degree.” said Angela Merkel in her opening address.
The G20 Investment Summit for Africa was just held in Berlin. Stefan Liebing, Chairman of the German-African Business Association, says what Africa now needs – and what Germany must do.
Improvements in the health system mean that more and more people can be treated rapidly and effectively in the South Kivu Region, writes German development agency GIZ.
From the autobahn to tuition fees – here we answer questions often asked on Google about Germany.
The rainwater is drained by gutters and collected in the tank. The water is then pumped by a solar pump to the sanitary facilities of the student dorms. This use of rainwater will save up to 30 percent of the running costs for the training institute, writes the German Embassy Kampala.
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