Does your project support social engagement at the municipal level? Does it help to enhance gender equality? Does it protect the environment or the climate? Does it promote participation on the part of young people or foster social entrepreneurship? Anything that helps to improve people’s lives can be entered into the competition!
This year‘s German Africa Award goes to Nicholas Opiyo. The civil rights advocate is awarded for his exceptional effort and dedication for defending rule of law and political liberty in Uganda.
German Africa Award 2017 for Nicholas Opiyo
"Sport offers hope", stated German Embassy's Chargé d'Affaires a.i., Ms Petra Kochendörfer, during the handover of sports material donated to the refugee camps in Adjumanii and Kiryandongo. The handover marked the round-up of the project "Sports and Refugees", implemented by the Department of Physical Education and Sports in the Ministry of Education and Sports and completely funded by the Foreign Office of Germany.
A project funded by the German Government
Germany is well known for its trade fairs and is hosting many of the biggest fairs in the world. The German Ambassador, Dr. Peter Blomeyer, invited Ugandan companies to present Germany as a trade fair destination that will open up access for Ugandan companies to the world market. The program of the event on 6th March gave an overview on the scope of trade fairs, also offering information about visa requirement etc.
German Trade Fairs
Inspired by the touching movie “Queen of Katwe”, the German Embassy Kampala funded the SOM Chess Academy Children Seminar. It was organized by Robert Katende, founder of the SOM Chess Academy. He had invited 80 of the strongest young chess players from underprivileged backgrounds in Kampala and Gulu - another step on the way to transform their lives through chess.
Transforming lives through chess
On 24th January 2017, His Excellency, The President of Republic of Uganda has commissioned the rehabilitated and extended Ggaba Water Treatment Complex in Kampala. This is the first main achievement of a bigger project named Kampala Water Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation – Phase 1 co-funded together with AFD, EIB, KFW, EU and the Government of Uganda for a total cost of Euros 212 Million.
Commissioning of Ggaba Water Treatment Complex
Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg.
The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.
Anniversary of the Reformation
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 met 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.
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Here you will find our articles about news and events and a choice of speeches from 2014 up to today in chronological order.
Embassy News Archive