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On Wednesday, the 7th of February 2018, Ambassador Burkart together with the Honorable Minister of Energy, David Mabumba, launched the GET FiT Zambia programme, which aims at promoting private sector engagement and investment in Zambia’s energy sector as well as diversification of the power mix to address the country’s power constraints and increase sustainability and reliability.
Launch of the GET FiT Zambia Programme
German Ambassador Burkart handed over sports equipment to a group of representatives of different Zambian organizations, which are actively promoting various types of sport activities in the country.
German Embassy donates sports equipment
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.
Justice for Juveniles Project 2017
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.
German Embassy provides humanitarian relief supplies
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.
COP23 in Bonn – a clear commitment to protect the climate
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.
Drafting of border treaty between Mozambique and Zambia
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.
Read more about Mulenga Chafilwa here.
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.
Day of German Unity 2017
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.
Bauleni Special Needs Project
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.
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.
St. Luke’s Mission Hospital
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.
Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council
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