Germany has been rated the most popular country in the world
Germany has been rated the most popular country in the world. 26,000 people from 25 countries were surveyed internationally to rate 16 countries and the European Union on whether their influence in the world was "mainly positive" or "mainly negative". Germany received 59% of positive votes and is therefore perceived most positively in comparison to the other countries. Germany's popularity might be a result of diligent diplomacy. German development aid is supporting many developing countries and a number of German delegations have left positive impressions abroad. Ghanaians have the most favourable attitude toward Germany, with 84% approving. GlobeScan and PIPA conducted the survey for the British broadcaster BBC.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Ghana with technical equipment worth 23,800 Euros. For this amount a rotary evaporator, a biosafety cabinet and two different incubators have been purchased.
Germany supports research lab at the University of Ghana
As part of his journey to Africa, the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Guido Westerwelle visited Ghana’s capital Accra on April 26 and 27. He was accompanied by a delegation of German business-people and media representatives.
German Foreign Minister Dr. Westerwelle visits Ghana
On 28 March 2013 President John Mahama launched the National Urban Policy and Action Plan in Accra and especially thanked GIZ German Cooperation for its support during the development of the framework. The German Deputy Head of Mission, Mr. Thomas Wimmer, congratulated the Ghanaian Government during the launch ceremony and added “Germany will continue being a partner for sustainable, prosperous, and socially inclusive cities in Ghana."
Germany supports President's National Urban Policy
The German Embassy and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Ghana are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the “Deutsche Akademische Flüchtings-Initiative” or “Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative Fund”, DAFI.
20 years of DAFI
Ghanaian-German Cooperation Brochure
Development Cooperation is one of the most important areas of German-Ghanaian relations and forms the close ties between Germany and Ghana. In Development Cooperation the main areas are: Private Sector Development, Decentralisation, Agriculture, Renewable Energies, Good Financial Governance and Budget Support. Consolidating Peace and Democracy through various programmes also is a crucial element.
The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany with pleasure presents the Ghanaian-German Cooperation Brochure.
Ghanaian-German Cooperation Brochure [pdf, 1,762.87k]
Germany is strongly involved in the preservation of cultural monuments around the world. Now Germany has again been elected as a new member of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee until 2015.
Fascinating World Heritage
"Aktion Afrika" is the name of a programme with which Germany intends to further develop its partnership with Africa, starting this year. Germany will be investing a total of 20 million euros in cultural exchange projects and programmes in 2008 to ensure even closer cooperation with African countries in the future. With this initiative Germany is consolidating its political commitment to its neighbouring continent and demonstrating that Africa has a special role to play for Germany.
Read more about "Aktion Afrika"
Young Germany - The Arts
The arts today are encompassing new fields - from traditional visual arts to graphic design. But what about their accessibility to the public? Are the arts only a realm for the privileged? Young Germany looks at new projects working for a democratization of the arts that ensure greater online access to artistic collections, street art and murals, as well as artist residencies for young people, open atelier spaces for cultural actors, and artistic cooperations helping international artists stay "on the move."