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Ambassador Burkart with UP Zambia interns

Justice for Juveniles Project 2017

The German Embassy in Lusaka has funded the “Justice for Juveniles Project 2017” by the Undikumbukire Project Zambia (UP Zambia) through its Human Rights Support Scheme. This innovative initiative is seeking to support juveniles in conflict with the law through legal representation, social support and advocacy to promote an effective and just juvenile justice system in Zambia.

Visit at the Kenani Refugee Transit Centre

German Embassy provides humanitarian relief supplies

On Thursday, the 30th of November 2017, a delegation from the German Embassy has handed over humanitarian relief supplies for refugees from Congo, DR (DRC) in the presence of the UNHCR field team, the District Commissioner and the Council Chairman. At the hand-over ceremony in Nchelenge, Luapula Province, the supplies, which included mosquito nets, solar lamps, chitenge, children’s clothes and soccer balls worth 50,000.-€ were received by representatives from the refugee community.

COP23 in Bonn

COP23 in Bonn – a clear commitment to protect the climate

Throughout the two weeks of negotiations in Bonn the focus was on the Paris Agreement of 2015. The international community made it clear that the Agreement was still valid, and that further action must be taken to protect the climate. Fiji is the first country to host the Climate Change Conference which is itself directly affected by the consequences of climate change – a factor that made a crucial contribution to the event’s success.

Participants of the bilateral meeting

Drafting of border treaty between Mozambique and Zambia

On Monday, the 20th of November 2017, Ambassador Burkart has launched a bilateral meeting between the Republic of Mozambique and the Republic of Zambia, which initiates a process to draft an international border treaty between both countries.

Special Needs Education Resource Centre at UNZA

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Special Needs Education Resource Centre at UNZA

On 19th October 2017 a German funded new Special Needs Education Resource Centre at University of Zambia (UNZA) has been officially opened by the First Lady of Zambia, Mrs. Esther Lungu, and Ambassador Achim Burkart.

Public Compares Notes

Mulenga Chafilwa

Mulenga Chafilwa is very well known in the Zambian Art scene. Born in 1967 he started painting at the very young age of 7 and began exhibiting professionally more than 20 years ago. In 2012 he became the chairperson of the Visual Arts Councils and has participated in various exhibitions and workshops internationally. The German Embassy proudly presents him as the “Artist of the Month” in November 2017.

Day of German Unity 2017

On the 3rd of October, the German National Day, Ambassador Achim Burkart has invited to a reception at the Embassy to commemorate the reunification of the then divided Germany. The border between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic marked the fault line between two competing ideologies during the Cold War and the reunification is therefore not only an historic day for Germany, but it also stands symbolically for the end of the division of Europe into East and West.

Übergabe Check Bauleni Special Needs Project

The German company BASF in Southern Africa contributes to science education at Bauleni Special Needs School in Lusaka, Zambia

BASF Zambia, in collaboration with BASF Holdings South Africa, recently donated K100,000 towards science education programmes for children at the Bauleni Special Needs School in Lusaka, Zambia.

Agreement Signing

Signing agreement with Human Rights Organisation UP Zambia

German Ambassador Achim Burkart signed an agreement with the representatives of UP Zambia (Undikumbukire Project), Sara Larios and Lwisha Shula, on providing financial support for the human rights pro...

ABB Zambia

One year on: ABB supports training for a new generation of young engineers in Zambia

February 24, 2017 - Zambia needs more power technology specialists to support the country’s infrastructure development. The German development finance institution DEG has provided funding, collaborating with ABB, to train a new generation of engineers.


Clean water supply for St. Luke’s Mission guaranteed

As part of the technical cooperation between Germany and Zambia, the German Embassy in Lusaka has supported the St. Luke’s Mission Hospital through the drilling of a borehole, as well as the installation of a solar pump and a tank.

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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. Former 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.

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5219 Haile Selassie Avenue

Longacres, Lusaka

Counter opening hours

Monday - Thursday

09:00 - 11:00 hours

Fridays and Public Holidays closed.

Telephone hours

Monday - Friday

08:30 to 09:30 hours

+260-211-250 644 ext. 110

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Ambassador Achim Burkart

Ambassador Achim Burkart

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Contact Person Human Rights

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The promotion of human rights around the world plays a central role in Germany's foreign policy. Your main contact person at the German Embassy for issues regarding the international protection of human rights is Ambassador Achim Burkart.

Tel. +260 211 250 644

Email: lusaka%27%diplo%27%de,info

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Jan 12, 2018 8:06 PM

Word of the Week: schräger Vogel

The term schräger Vogel translates to "crooked bird." But in this case, the word schräg means "strange" instead of "crooked". And it has nothing to do with our feathery friends.  Instead, the term refers to a semi crazy and strange person. A schräger Vogel is someone that may have unusual habits. Instead of saying "what a weirdo", you might say "what a schräger Vogel".

Jan 12, 2018 7:50 PM

Word of the Week: Eigenbrötler

We all know someone who hates teamwork, avoids other people and willingly spends a lot of time alone. You might call someone like this antisocial or introverted. But in German, you would call this person an Eigenbrötler.

Dec 22, 2017 6:12 PM

Word of the Week: (Ver)Schlimmbesserung

In today's world, we constantly try to improve our quality of life through technological innovation. But sometimes, these "improvements" have unforeseen consequences. Germans have a word for this kind of situation: (Ver)Schlimmbesserung.

Dec 15, 2017 9:44 PM

Word of the Week: Bescherung

The Christmas countdown continues: only a few days left until the magical day! German kids continue to open their Advent calendar doors as American children eagerly wait for Santa Claus to arrive. So what happens on Christmas Eve (in Germany) and Christmas Day (in the United States)? The Bescherung, of course!

Dec 8, 2017 8:01 PM

Word of the Week: Handschuh

Brr! It's getting cold outside! If you're lucky enough to receive snow, you will definitely have to grab a pair of Handschuhe to keep warm. But wait - what is a Handschuh? A glove for your foot or a shoe for your hand?

Dec 1, 2017 8:43 PM

Word of the Week: Vorfreude

It's one of the most joyful times of the year! Do you have Vorfreude for the holidays? Do you find yourself smiling in anticipation of the good times ahead? This uniquely German word has no English equivalent!

Nov 24, 2017 8:24 PM

Word of the Week: Audimax

If you went to college, you're surely familiar with the concept of an Audimax, which stems from the words "Auditorium Maximum".

Nov 17, 2017 7:48 PM

Word of the Week: Augenschmaus

Have you ever seen a meal so deliciously made that looking at it made your mouth water? Or maybe you saw a person so beautiful that you felt as though you were looking at a work of art? This is what Germans would call an Augenschmaus.

Nov 10, 2017 5:49 PM

Word of the Week: Schilderwald

Do you ever find yourself lost on a city street, only to be confused even more by the many unhelpful street signs? Germans call this kind of area a Schilderwald.

Nov 6, 2017 5:39 PM

Word of the Week: Fisimatenten

"Mach doch keine Fisimatenten!" a stressed-out parent may tell a defiant child - "stop it, come to the point!" How is "Fisimatenten" connected to "visit my tent" as some Germans claim? Never mind, it is not.