The second German-African Business Summit (GABS) will be held in the Kenyan capital Nairobi from 9 to 11 February 2017. It is an opportunity to meet senior managers of German and African companies and desicion-makers from Sub-Sahara Africa and Germany. The event will be opened by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
German African Business Summit 2017
AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship Program 2016 -2018 starts its 6th intake
With this program German economy builds bridges to Africa, Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier stated when he welcomed the participants of the previous program from Africa at the Federal Foreign Office last February. The program aims at highly qualified young professionals and junior executives from Sub-Saharan Africa with several years of hands-on work experience, strong leadership qualities and a very high level of commitment and dedication. The online-application for the 6th intake is open until 2nd February 2017.
Visit www.afrika-kommt.de for more information and see the attached announcement.
Announcement AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship Program 2016-2018 [pdf, 333.17k]
What Kind of Europe Do We Want? Events in 2017
Workshops, town hall meetings, and panel discussions: in 2017, the Federal Foreign Office will again be asking the question “What Kind of Europe Do We Want?” by hosting open civic debates all over Germany about the future of the European Union.
Learning without borders ‑ Conference of German Schools Abroad in Berlin
More than 130 school principals are meeting from today (4 January) in Berlin. Their schools do not just ensure that children all over the world can be taught in German. In fact, from Chile to Indonesia, German and local children can together complete their university entrance qualification, the Abitur ‑ an encounter that stays with them for life.
Germany’s G20 presidency
Germany’s G20 Presidency begins: Global economic growth and stability for the benefit of people and responsibility for sustainable economic progress in Africa are on the agenda.
Germany assumed the Presidency of the G20 on 1 December 2016. The highlight of this process will be the G20 Summit in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017, when the leading industrialized and emerging economies will meet for the twelfth time.
More details here
Germany for United Nations Security Council 2019-20
Peace, justice, innovation, partnership - these are the things Germany wants to play in the United Nations. That is why we are standing for a seat in the United Nations Security Council 2019/20 - "an organization more important than ever," said Foreign Minister Steinmeier.
Foreign Minister Steinmeier reflects on Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016
Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016: at the turn of the year, following twelve intensive months as Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Foreign Minister Steinmeier passed the baton on to his Austrian colleague. At the end of Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016, Foreign Minister Steinmeier took a very personal look back over the year.
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Germany supports the Government of Ghana with 40 million euros for a solar power plant
In the presence of the German Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Christoph Retzlaff, the Minister of Finance, Honorable Seth Terkper and the Director of KfW Ghana, Mrs. Birte Schorlemmer signed three Loan Agreements amounting to 40.82 million euros (approx.176 million GHS). The projects funded by the German government support Ghana’s renewable energy agenda and strengthen financial management capacities of the Ghana Revenue Authority and the Ghana Audit Service.
Find further details on the event and the signed agreements in this press release [pdf, 205.77k]