Link to the Advent Calendar of the German Embassy London
The German Embassy Lusaka wishes you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Advent Calendar 2016
Germany’s G20 presidency
Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers will meet in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.
Further information is available on the following webpages:
The German Embassy in Zambia has donated sports equipment to seven different sports associations from Lusaka and surrounding areas.
The donation of sports equipment is part of Germany’s International Sports Promotion programmes, which aims to support the further development of sport activities in our partner countries, such as Zambia.
Donation of Sports Equipment
Germany supports the Zambian Decentralisation Process with 90 million Kwacha
German Ambassador Achim Burkart and Minister of Local Government Vincent Mwale have laid the cornerstone for the rehabilitation and expansion of the Chalimbana Local Government Training Institute in a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, 8th of November.
Groundbreaking Ceremony at Chalimbana Local Government Training Institute
Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 – “Renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”
On 1 January 2016 Germany has assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE) and is therefore be responsible for steering the Organization safely through the stormy tides of crises and challenges in 2016. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has presented the details of the Chairmanship’s programme to the 57 OSCE participating States in Vienna on 14 January 2016.
Further information is available on the following websites:
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 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
Germany is one of the most peaceful countries in the world. It has a stable political system, is rarely hit by natural disasters and is home to hardly any dangerous animals. Click on the following link to find out more about why people like living here:
A country you can feel at home in