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.
International German Olympics 2016
New perspectives: AArtist in residence at the Foreign Office
Art at the German Foreign Office - not just some random piece hung on a wall behind a desk. The AArtist-in-residence program gives artists space to work - and come up with their own perspectives on German culture and history.
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.
Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council
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.
Energy Municipality of the Month
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.
Cultural Preservation – A Program of the German Foreign Ministry
Culture has many facets and functions, expressed in stories, buildings and other forms. Preserving cultural goods or resurrecting them after they’ve been destroyed is the goal oft he German Foreign Ministry’s Cultural Preservation Program. Since 1981, it has supported projects in 144 countries.
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.
Find out more on the exhibition "Visual Voices"
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.
German delegation visits Lusaka for IPU Conference
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.
Read more on the 30th anniversary of the conservation programme
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.
Human Rights Project 2016
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.
More information on the loan agreement
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