Germany doubled its humanitarian engagement in Africa
Never before have so many people had to flee their homes as in 2016: more than 65 million refugees and internally displaced persons around the world fled from crises, violence and natural disasters. Africa is a particular focus of Germany’s humanitarian assistance, alongside the huge humanitarian crisis in Syria and its neighbouring countries.
They are young, creative and successful: German-African start-ups are active in many areas. Four cooperative ventures with a promising future.
African players in Germany’s Bundesliga
The German Bundesliga just kicked-off after the winter-break. The transfer-window shut-down end of January, so the GIC Africa has a look at African players in Germany’s top flight.
"Technical and vocational education and training is the key to more investment and more jobs in Africa," said German Development Minister Gerd Müller at the German-African Business Summit in Nairobi.
A reliable supply of water and electricity cannot be taken for granted in East Africa. Germany is committed to changing this. One example is the EnDev programme implemented by GIZ and BMZ, another Germany's support to the Nile Basin Initiative.
For many years Germany has been a strong supporter of education projects in East Africa. University partnerships play a special role here. The latest Joint Declaration of Intent has been signed by the German Foreign Office and the Kenyan Ministry of Education on February 9.
The “Berlinale Africa Hub” is an initiative of the European Film Market (EFM), supported by the German Foreign Office and in cooperation with the World Cinema Fund, Berlinale Talents (including its sister programme Talents Durban), and the Berlinale Co-Production Market.
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Girls Centre awarded twelve students each a full year scholarship to study for a Diploma in Restaurant Management with the Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy, after successfully completing a three month introductory course to Hospitality Management.
Every year the International Journalists‘ Programmes (IJP) offer a bursary to up to six young Southern African (SADC-Member States: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Kenya) and up to five young German journalists.
www.make-it-in-germany.com is the official multilingual online portal for international qualified professionals. It helps them find out how to make a success of coming to Germany – from preparations in their home countries to arriving and getting settled in.