Embassy News Archive 2017

Keep updated on what's going on at the German Embassy in 2017 and get an impression of our work and events.

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Enjoying the game

Transforming lives through chess

Feb 27, 2017 | German Embassy Kampala

Nicholas Opiyo is honoured with the German Africa Award 2017

May 11, 2017 | Deutsche Afrika Stiftung e.V
Nicholas Opiyo

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.

Sports for Refugees

May 3, 2017 | German Embassy Kampala
Sports Festival

"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.

Promoting Trade Fair Destinations in Germany

Mar 6, 2017 | German Embassy Kampala
Info Evening on German Trade Fairs

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 Embassy Kampala sponsored SOM Chess Academy Children Seminar

Feb 27, 2017 | German Embassy Kampala
Enjoying the game

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.

Celebrating the Franco-German Friendship Treaty

Jan 22, 2017 | German Embassy Kampala
Peace and Reconciliation Award Event

To commemorate the signing of the Élysée Treaty on 22nd January 1963, Mrs. Stéphanie Rivoal, Ambassador of France to Uganda, and Dr. Peter Blomeyer, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Uganda, hosted a Peace & Reconciliation Award Ceremony and a Musical Brunch at the French Residence on Sunday.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the death of Roman Herzog

Jan 11, 2017 | Federal Foreign Office
Roman Herzog

I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Roman Herzog. We have lost a great constitutional law expert, politician and statesman today.

Commissioning of Ggaba Water Treatment Complex

Jan 24, 2016 | German Embassy Kampala
Commissioning of new water plant in Ggaba

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.

News Archive 2017

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