1. G7 Foreign Ministers focus on Africa
  2. German Federal President Joachim Gauck and Daniela Schadt visited Tanzania
  3. Germany and US Partner with Tanzania and FZS to Save Elephants in the Selous

G7 Foreign Ministers focus on Africa

As a warm up to the G7-summit, the G7-Foreign Ministers and the EU High Representative met in the proud hanseatic town of Lübeck last week. Germany’s currently holds the presidency of the G7-group of countries (Canada, France, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States). During their two-day meeting, the Foreign Ministers discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East and the negotiations with Iran – but they focused on Africa too: The G7 Foreign Ministers praised the peaceful fashion, in which the recent elections in various African countries have been held – and they expressed their hope that the upcoming elections this year will occur in the same way. The foreign ministers underlined the importance of transparency and the respect of national constitutions for the overall credibility of elections. Furthermore, the G7 Foreign ministers underlined the importance of African regional cooperation highlighting the contributions made by strong regional organisations like the AU and the EAC. Led by the conviction that close regional coordination is indispensable to enhance the security cooperation in Africa in order to prevent future crises, G7 countries plan to work together closely with their African partners to improve crisis prevention mechanisms and security structures. Read their declaration “Beyond Ebola” here: bit.ly/1FRyn3j. The Minister’s joint agenda on topics like Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and more can be found here: http://bit.ly/1b2XNhn To sum up, Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that the meeting sent “a truly strong signal of unity” of the G7-group to the world.

German Federal President Joachim Gauck and Daniela Schadt visited Tanzania

German Federal President Joachim Gauck and Daniela Schadt visited Tanzania from Feburary 2 to 6. In Dar Es Salaam President Gauck held political talks with President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete and representatives of the Tanzanian Parliament. In Zanzibar, President Gauck was received by President Ali Mohamend Shein and met the a religious dialogue forum. In Arusha, he visited the African Court of Peoples’ and Human Rights and held a speech in the EALA Parliament of the EAC. In Seronera, President Gauck inaugurated an anti-poaching operations command-center established by the Frankfort Zoological Society. President Gauck and Daniela Schadt were accompanied by a high-ranking economic delegation, representatives of the German government and journalists.

Germany and US Partner with Tanzania and FZS to Save Elephants in the Selous

To combat the massive poaching in the Selous Game Reserve, the governments of Germany and the United States transferred a significant amount of field equipment for use by Tanzanian game wardens patrolling the reserve.  The equipment included small and large tents, torches, maps, binoculars, cameras, uniforms, and boots.  In addition, the German Government announced support toward improvements to infrastructure such as roads, airstrips and housing for game rangers within the game reserve. The German anti-poaching and wildlife conservation program in Tanzania is worth $51 million (2012 to 2016), including $21 million for the Selous.

Sports Management

This course addresses various fundamentals of sports management. This includes organisation of sports, financing in sports, sports marketing, as well as event management and human resource management in sports. Furthermore, the key pillar of the studies will be formed by the topic of
project management. All aspects together will provide the participants with the knowledge that is required for the practical application of their new competences. Participants will have the opportunity to proof this by organising their own project (sports event). The programme is supplemented by specialized lectures and experiences shared by international experts with academic and practical backgrounds.

Deadline of Applications at the Embassy is 15.06.2015

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst

PhD and Master Scholarship

Looking for a PhD or Master Scholarship? Check out the DAAD “in country scholarships”!

Application has to be submitted directly to the university, you can find more information about that on the respective websites. Good luck!

You can find a list of the participating institutions here: http://nairobi.daad.de/en/22515/index.html

Tanzania awards “Human Rights Defenders of the Year”

The German Embassy participated in the 2nd Human Rights Defender’s Day in Dar es Salaam, which offered the opportunity for talks with the two leading organizations caring for people with Albinism in Tanzania. The global NGO “Under the same sun” supports more than 300 members of this minority with scholarships in Tanzania and is active in raising public knowledge and awareness. The Tanzania Albino Society, TAS, too, aims at improving the acceptance of people with Albinism throughout Tanzania. One of the highlights of the “Human Rights Defenders Day” was the awarding of three Tanzanian human rights activists: Ms Salma Said Haoud, who counters especially the violation of children’s rigthts in Zanzibar, Mr David Kafulila, Member of Parliament as well as member of the political party NCCR-Mageuzi, who helped uncover the corruption scandal surrounding the company Independent power Tanzania Limited (IPTL), as well as Ms Maanda Ngotika, Director of Pastoralist Women Council in Loliondo, who successfully defended herself against forced marriage at the age of only 12 years and is since then committed to defending women’s rights in Tanzania. All three now proudly bear the title “Human Rights Defender of the Year 2015”.

The international jury representing 14 of the world's language regions

DW Award: "The Bobs" names its winners for 2015

The international jury at "The Bobs - Best of Online Activism" has awarded its laurels for 2015. In addition to the Jury honors, Internet users spanning the globe voted for winners in the contest's 14 languages.

Green Talents Award 2015

Invitation for young scientists working on climate change / sustainable development issues to submit their applications for a high-level competition held in Germany: The “Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable development”. Young scientists worldwide are invited to join this competition.

The successful candidates will

·         Take part in a two-week science forum in Germany

·         Win a three-month research-scholarship at an international institution

·         Be part of a worldwide network of scientists


For further information please visit www.greentalents.de

We are looking forward to seeing many excellent applications from Tanzania. Please note the application deadline is 2 June 2015.

Thank you for your cooperation!

KfW one out of seven entities worldwide to implement Green Climate Fund projects

In a first selection round the Green Climate Fund Board on March 26nd approved the German Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) as one out of seven entities that will be allowed to channel the Fund’s resources in Tanzania and other developing countries. The following entities were also accredited: the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Centre de suivi écologique (CSE) from Senegal; Fondo de Promoción de las Áreas Naturales Protegidas del Péru (PROFONANPE); the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP); a social impact investment fund for Asia and Africa, Acumen Fund, Inc. (Acumen).  In Tanzania KfW is implementing large development projects in the energy, water, biodiversity and health sectors on behalf of the German Government.

Opening ceremony of the Medical Diagnostic Centre Pemba, built by the German Army

‘This is yet another testimony of long friendship and cooperation between the peoples of our two countries and indeed, between our two armed forces.’, announced the Tanzanian Minister for Defence, Hussein Ali Mwinyi, at the grand opening of the “Medical Diagnostic Centre” on the Isle Pemba (Sansibar Archipelago). The German advisory group of the Bundeswehr in Tanzania (Gaftag), together with the Tanzanian Defence Forces, constructed the hospital on Pemba last year to serve both civilian and military patients. Aside from x-rays and ultrasound scans, dental treatment will also be provided for the population of Pemba.

Another important area of commitment is the Medical School, which the Gaftag is working on. This facility, located next to the General Military Hospital at Lugalo outside Dar es Salaam, will also be finalized this year. It will contribute to overcome the shortage of qualified medical employees in Tanzania.

Germany hosts high-level EAC delegation

The Federal Republic of Germany invited high-level representatives of the EAC for a fact-finding tour and exchange of views on Regional Integration from 23 to 27 February 2015. The Deputy Secretary General of the EAC, Charles Njoroge, the PS of the Ministries for East African Affairs of the member states, as well as a EALA representative met with representatives of the Bundestag, political parties and the government. Among others they were received by the State Secretary of the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Mr. Thomas Silberhorn. In Frankfurt, they met with experts of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt to discuss the EAC Monetary Union.

The German Government is very keen to intensify relations between the Federal Republic of Germany and the countries of Africa. Recently the Cabinet adopted new guidelines on Africa policy. The German government also intends to focus on Africa in the context of the German G7 Presidency and particularly to strengthen cooperation with regional organisations such as the East African Community.

Energiewende-Konferenz März 2015

Energy Transition Conference in Berlin 26/27 March 2015

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”.

Minister of State Böhmer meets delegation from the East African Community

German Minister of State Maria Böhmer met a delegation from the East African Community, headed by Deputy Secretary General Charles Njoroge, on February 26 for an in depth exchange of views.

Minister of State Böhmer was clearly impressed by the level of regional integration that has already been achieved within the East African Community (EAC). Following the creation of a Customs Union and significant progress in building a Common Market, the next step is a Monetary Union, with the long term goal of forming a Political Federation.


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Important Information for Visa Applicants

You have toarrange for an appointment to personally hand in your visa application forms and documents at the embassy’s counter –it is obigatory to follow the procedure no matter what type of visa you wish to apply for

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Measures taken by Tanzanian Government on Ebola Virus Disease

Not a single case of Ebola has been confirmed in Tanzania. The government of Tanzania has put a number of measures in place to prevent the virus from entering the country and to make sure health authorities can react swiftly in case Ebola is detected in Tanzania: Surveillance is on-going at Tanzania’s three major international airports, where screening desks are in place. Screening of passengers is made through the use of surveillance forms which are filled before landing and checked by Health Officers upon arrival. The Government has in use thermo-scanners at international points of entry. A National Task Force led by the Ministry of Health has been put in place to monitor the situation and coordinate measures.

Germany Trade and Invest

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)

Germany Trade and Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany Trade and Invest’s mission is to promote Germany as a location for industrial and technological investments and to identify investors for the German market.

Seeking challenge in Germany and Tanzania? You find it at: German-Tanzania Postgraduate Training Program 2015

For Tanzanian citizens a call for applications for scholarships for PhD and Masters Studies is open now! The Tanzanian Commissione for Universities (TCU) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Its your opportunity if you are academic staff of a university in Tanzania.

German Information Centre brings Germany to Africa

Meet modern Germany, be informed and enjoy stories about Germany and Africa. The German Information Centre Africa (GIC) is online under www.gicafrica.diplo.de. To stay updated you can subscribe to the GIC RSS-feeds or the newsletter or join the GIC fans on Facebook.

Studierende mit Laptop

Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

Financing for SME in Africa

Germany is providing finance for GroFin, a pioneering SME development financier assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to access tailored finance and experienced business support to start and grow successful businesses, creating jobs and driving socio-economic development. GroFin finances and supports small, growing businesses that require medium term (4-7 years) finance of between US$100,000 and US$1,500,000 (or local currency equivalent). More information at www.grofin.com .

Climate Change and Water Resources Management - Study Tour to Germany

From October 19th to 26th representatives of the Ministry of Water’s Water Resources Division as well as Basin Water Officers from Lake Nyasa and Lake Rukwa Basin Water Boards were invited by the German Government to a study tripto Germany. The training that was organised by GIZ focused on how Climate Change is integrated into the Water Resources Planning.Visits comprised amongst others the International Commission for the Protection of Elbe River in Magdeburg, the State Reservoir Authority for Saxony in Klingenberg, the State Centre for Flood Protection in Dresden, the Technical University of Dresden and the Federal Agency for the Environment in Berlin.

25 years fall of the Berlin wall

25th anniversary of fall of the Berlin Wall - Economic Focus

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany Trade & Invest produced a short film in cooperation with the Federal Government Commissioner for the New Federal States, Iris Gleicke.

GIZ and Allianz Global Investors are training East African Central Banks

Commissioned by the German Government under its public private partnership program, GIZ and Allianz Global Investors are training East African Central Banks on state of the art investment standards and techniques. In July 2014 the first workshop was held on Zanzibar, inaugurated by  Deputy Governor Dr. Mwamba.


Alumniportal Deutschland

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'Afrika kommt!'

German businesses, including several leading companies in their respective sectors, are making a stance for Africa, with their ‘Afrika kommt!’ initiative. They are offering young African managers an insight into their operations and management methods. GIZ plans, organises and evaluates the programme.


Review 2014

Review 2014

"Review 2014" - the discussion can start now.

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Germany – always worth a visit!

Planning a trip to Germany and looking to inform yourself before you go? The German National Tourist Board uses its website to provide extensive and well‑presented information about towns and cities, culture, events, leisure activities and business trips. Discover Destination Germany through the multimedia prism of www.germany.travel.

Study opportunities in East-Africa, Scholarships for LLM and PhD studies offered

The Tanzanian-German Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Law (TGCL) offers aspiring lawyers and law students a structured LLM and PhD study programme with the goal of qualifying them for leading positi...

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Studying in Germany – a good choice

If you’re looking to study or research abroad, why not come to Germany, Land of Ideas? Higher education in Germany stands for numerous innovations, increasing internationality and strong support for cutting-edge research.

Fight against international terrorism, drugs and piracy – German and Tanzanian police forces strengthen their cooperation

The German Federal Criminal Police Office and the Tanzanian Police strengthen their cooperation in the mutual fight against international crime. For this the German Federal Criminal Police Office conducts an education and training project in cooperation with the Police Acadamy of Daressalam.

Goethe Institut in Tanzania

The Goethe-Institut in Dar es Salaam offers German language classes, promotes the intercultural exchange, organizes and supports a broad spectrum of cultural events to present German culture in Tanzania.

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The Ambassador

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German Embassy on Twitter and Facebook

The German Embassy is taking its place on social news including photos and engagement in interactive features!

Foreign Minister Steinmeier travels to Africa



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