1. Afro Sisters VII Artist of the Month - we proudly present the work of Mwamba Chikwemba
  2. Rangers presenting their equipment Celebrating 30 years of North Luangwa Conservation Programme
  3. Ambassador Finke and CHSZ Executive Director Hamuhuma after signing the agreement Strengthening human rights of persons with disabilities
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Artist of the Month - we proudly present the work of Mwamba Chikwemba

Mwamba Chikwemba is a rising star on the Zambian arts sky. Having given up her formal employment to be a full time artist, the only 24 year old´s main theme is women´s beauty and strength. Get an impression of her work here.

Rangers presenting their equipment

Celebrating 30 years of North Luangwa Conservation Programme

The Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) and Zambian Department of National Parks & Wildlife (DNPW) celebrated the 30th anniversary of their partnership in the North Luangwa Conservation Programme. It is a joint effort to protect a unique wilderness area and has produced great successes such as the reintroduction of the black rhino population.

Ambassador Finke and CHSZ Executive Director Hamuhuma after signing the agreement

Strengthening human rights of persons with disabilities

Persons with disabilities are among the most marginalized groups worldwide. They suffer from discrimination, immense societal barriers and high stigmatization in their every day life. To promote human rights of persons with disabilities, increase their living conditions and raise public awareness on disability issues in Zambia, the German Embassy and Cheshire Homes Society of Zambia (CHSZ) are cooperating on a human rights advocacy project in 2016.

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Final of the International German Olympics held in the Weltsaal at the Federal Foreign Office

For two weeks, the participants have been bravely battling their way through adjective declensions and nominal constructions – but above all, they have proved their intercultural skills and made friends from all over the world. A ceremony was held at the Federal Foreign Office on Friday (29 July 2016) to pay tribute to the participants and winners of this year’s International German Olympics.

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Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

Timbering plant in Wunsiedel

Upper Franconian Municipality Wunsiedel Reaches Climate Goals Early Thanks to Wind, Bioenergy and Co.

In June 2016 the Bavarian town of Wunsiedel was honored as “Energy Municipality of the Month” by the Renewable Energies Agency. The town already reached its self-chosen climate and energy goals for 2020 this year.

Consul Ursula Paltzer, Ms Michelle Chimunka and Ms Saerije Nadji Rafat (from right to left) at the signing ceremony

Germany equipping Vocational Center for mentally disabled with solar energy and alternative cooking devices

On June 6, 2016 the Sani Foundation signed an agreement with the German Embassy to receive funding for a solar system and alternative cooking devices for their training facilities.

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Inauguration of the Chamber's second office outside South Africa in Lusaka,

On 24 May 2016, the Chamber opened its second office outside South Africa in Lusaka, Zambia.

Mwamba Chikwemba: Afro Sisters (2015)

German Embassy hosted exhibition of Zambian Contemporary Art

The German Embassy is pleased having received an overwhelmingly positive feedback on the exhibition that was hosted in the former building of the Embassy in March 2016. Centered around a Tayali fresco various Zambian artists from all genres displayed their art work and thereby the diversity of Zambian contemporary art.

President Lammert at Manchinchi Treatment Plant

President of the German Parliament visited Lusaka

The President of the German Parliament Dr. Norbert Lammert visited Lusaka for the 134th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Conference that took place from 19th to 23rd March 2016. He was accompanied by the Vice President Claudia Roth and a delegation of five MPs.

Zambian Elephants at a waterhole

Celebrating 30 years of German-Zambian North Luangwa Conservation Programme

The Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) and Zambian Department of National Parks & Wildlife (DNPW) celebrated the 30th anniversary of their partnership in the North Luangwa Conservation Programme. For the reception many conservation stakeholders paid tribute to the tireless efforts to safeguard one of Africa´s most pristine wilderness areas.

German Embassy and Cheshire Homes Society cooperate on Human Rights Project

To promote human rights of persons with disabilities and raise public awareness on disability issues in Zambia, the German Embassy and CHSZ signed an agreement for the implementation of an advocacy project worth 22.800 Euros or ZMW 285.000.

Representatives of the German government, KfW and ZESCO handing over the loan agreement

Zambia and Germany sign 30 million loan for hydro power station

 Germany and ZESCO signed a 30 million Euro loan agreement for the rehabilitation and expansion of the Chishimba Falls hydro power station in Kasama, Northern Province.

Ambassador Finke with representatives of FES and MISA at the State of the Media Report Launch

MISA launches State of the Media Report

The Zambian Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) launched its State of the Media Report for the third quarter of 2015.

German Minister of Agriculture Schmidt with his Zambian counterpart Lubinda in Lusaka

Strengthened ties for modern and sustainable agriculture

At the International Green Week in Berlin German Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt and his Zambian counterpart Given Lubinda signed a declaration of intent for cooperation in the field of food and agriculture.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier in Zambia

First visit to Zambia by a German Foreign Minister for 40 years

Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Lusaka on the 20th and 21st of November accompanied by Members of the German Parliament, a high ranking business and cultural delegation and media representatives.

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Germany and Zambia celebrate the achievements of mutual Sport Cooperation

With fairness, tolerance and peaceful competition as its backbone, sport is a way to promote international understanding. Germany and Zambia now celebrated the remarkable results of three years of joint efforts in sport cooperation.

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