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.
The 1st Euro-African Kampala Film Festival is going to take place at Theatre LaBonita from 19th-26th February 2014.
The festival is organized by the European Union's Member States, the Delegation of the European Union and the respective Cultural Institutes in partnership with Maisha Film Lab, Film Garage Studios and the Norwegian Embassy.
The entrance is free. Please visit the respective Facebook site to obtain the detailed programme (www.facebook.com/EuroAfricanKampalaFilmFestival).
1st Euro-African Kampala Film Festival
A mobile Training Unit and Soil Testing Laboratory "made in Germany" was handed over to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries at MAAIF Headquarters in Entebbe on 4 February 2014.
The converted German truck, fully equipped with an advanced soil testing laboratory, was donated by the German company K+S Kali, one of the world's leading suppliers of speciality fertilizers. K+S is a partner in the "Growth for Uganda" project, a development partnership with Sasakawa Global 2000, a programme set up by the Sasakawa Africa Foundation and the Global 2000 program of the Carter Institute in Atlanta, USA.
German company contributes to ''Growth for Uganda'' project
On 23 January and 4 February, the German Embassy received two delegations from the German NGOs “Tukolere Wamu e.V.” and “Kalangala e.V.” who came to Uganda for visiting development projects supported by their organisation. “Tukolere Wamu e.V.” and "Kalangala e.V." are just two examples of more than 100 similar German charitable NGOs with a special focus on Uganda. Many of these work in close cooperation with Ugandan partners - schools, churches and Ugandan NGOs. Such private initiatives are an important addition to the state-funded German Development Cooperation with Uganda which started in 1964.
Delegations from “Tukolere Wamu e.V.” and “Kalangala e.V.” visit Uganda
Acholi Quarters Tae Kwon Do Charity Club to benefit from German training equipment
The Acholi Quarters Tae Kwon Do Charity Club aims to improve the lives of children and youth who have been affected by the conflict in Northern Uganda and who are now residing in the Acholi quarters in Kampala. The sport contributes to the social reintegration of these children and youth who are given a chance to strengthen their psychological well-being and physical health as well as their self-defence skills. To support this worthwhile initiative, Joachim Düster, Deputy Head of Mission, handed over training equipment to Ahmed Bamuwayira, coach and founder of the Acholi Quarters Tae Kwon Do Charity Club on December 18th.
On December 17th, the Deputy Head of Mission, Joachim Düster, and Kouassi Djondo, Head of the German Language Department at the Ugandan German Cultural Society/ Goethe-Zentrum Kampala, welcomed more than 100 German language students and their teachers at Goethe-Zentrum Kampala. For the students and teachers who come from the nine secondary schools that offer German as a subject, it was a great occasion to get together and network with their fellow students and colleagues. Mr. Düster congratulated the students on their excellent achievement in the German language and handed over prices to the three best students of each school for their outstanding performance in the German language.
Deputy Head of Mission Joachim Düster with Rosie Agoi, Asst. Secretary General of the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO, and Sofie Acon Awin, Dean of Students, celebrate the successful conclusion of the 2nd STEP Training Course together with participants at Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) at Nkozi. 170 UMU students participated in the entrepreneurship training STEP aimed at producing job creators rather than job seekers. Developed by Leuphana University in Lüneburg, STEP is run in cooperation with UMU and supported by the German National Commission for UNESCO with financial support from the Federal Foreign Office and BASF Foundation.
The German Government supports the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) with a grant of €1 million to respond to the large increase in Congolese refugees in Uganda who have fled fighting and unrest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since the start of the year. This grant will enable UNHCR Uganda to provide continued delivery of protection and lifesaving emergency humanitarian assistance to new arrivals from North Kivu and Orientale provinces of the DRC. In particular, the contribution will go towards shelter, healthcare and schooling for 20,000 refugees in Bubkwanga transit centre and Kyangwali refugee settlement in the midwest.
On 25th of November 2013, the German Ambassador, HE Klaus Dieter Düxmann, and the Minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development, Hon. Daudi Migereko, signed an agreement on the provision of German assistance to Uganda to delimitate and demarcate the Uganda-Rwandan border. The work will be carried out jointly by Uganda and Rwanda within the framework of the AU Border Programme. To this end, the German Ambassador handed over equipment such as three 4x4 vehicles, one large scale flatbed scanner, two high accuracy differential GPS (Global Positioning System) receivers and high resolution (80cm pixel size) satellite images.