Welcome to the German Embassy Kampala
"Herzlich Willkommen" to the German Embassy! In Uganda you would probably say "Tukusanyukidde", "Apwoyo bino" or "Karibu".
On our Website, we want to provide you with information on Germany, German - Ugandan relations, the activities of German Institutions in Uganda as well as the services of the Embassy for Ugandan and German citizens.
Enjoy our website.
Plane crashes in southern France
Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed her shock at the news that a plane belonging to a German airline has crashed. Her deepest sympathy, she says, goes to the loved ones of those who have lost their lives.
A delegation of members of the German-African Business Association (Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft) is going to visit Kampala from Monday to Wednesday next week. The aim is to put Uganda on the map for German investors and to underline business opportunities in the country and the region.
Trade and Investment Mission to Uganda
The EU Human Rights Defender (HRD) Award is granted by the European Union member states in Uganda with the purpose to raise awareness on the work of Human Rights Defenders. The award recognizes and honours the achievements of an individual Human Rights Defender, active in Uganda, who has made an outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights during the year 2014. An individual eligible for the EU HRD Award can be nominated by another individual or organization. Human Rights organizations active in Uganda are invited to nominate candidates for the award.
More information on the nomination process
German and Ugandan musicians unite for clean water
German and Ugandan musicians performed together in the concert “We Love You Uganda” aimed at raising awareness about access to clean drinking water. Musicians included Abramz & Sylvester, Bebe Cool, Lady Slyke, Tim Ukena from Germany, Onejiru from Kenya, Tucker HD and Razor Blade. It was held at the National Theatre Kampala on February 28.
Read the GIC Africa article here
Members of the German Embassy visited the project “Hope for Batwa Children” in the Rawaburindi community, close to Kisoro in the South West of Uganda. They got an amazing welcome by the Batwa community and gained insight to their daily life and struggle. The Batwa, commonly known as pygmies, are the most vulnerable, marginalised, voiceless and endangered ethnic group in Uganda.
Hope for the Batwa of Rawaburindi community
Deutsche Welle (DW) launches its renowned international contest "The Bobs - Best of Online Activism" with a new approach. The focus is now on the "Freedom of Speech Award."
Deutsche Welle - The Bobs
For the first time, the German Government and the German Renewable Energy Federation, together with its sectoral associations, are hosting the conference “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2015 – towards a global Energiewende”.
Energy Transition Conference in Berlin 26/27 March 2015
On Thursday the German Embassy sent two volleyball coaches on their way to Germany handing over their visa. Both coaches will participate in a 5-month International Coaching Course (ITK) for coaches and physical education teachers from developing countries organized by the University Leipzig and financed by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Shilla Omuriwe and Peter Tonny Lakony are looking forward to deepening their theoretical knowledge and strengthening their practical skills even further.
The German Ambassador in Uganda, Dr Peter Blomeyer visited CoRSU Hospital together with his wife to get an overview of the services this special facility offers. CoRSU (Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Uganda) is a clinic that specializes on services for people with disabilities. 80 per cent of their patients are children and young people. The hospital offers orthopaedic and plastic reconstructive surgery and runs a Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Programme and works with the support of the Christoffel-Blindenmission (CBM).
The German Ambassador visits CoRSU hospital
“Help from the heart for the children of Uganda” led to the development of the Kwa Moyo Education Centre, which was formally opened by Mara Bossert of Kwa Moyo Germany, Florence Buluba of Kwa Moyo Uganda, and Joachim Düster of the German Embassy in Bwikhasa Village, Bukiende Sub-County, near Mbale on 30 January 2015. The cultural leader of the Bamasaaba, Umukuka Wilson Wamimbi, presided over the ceremony, accompanied by his wife Queen Mary.
"Help from the heart" from Germany