EAC-German negotiations concluded successfully
The Federal Republic of Germany committed a total of 37 million euros in grants to the EAC for 2016-2018, highlighting the strong commitment to support the integration process in East Africa. The EAC thanked Germany for providing the Secretariat with a permanent home in Arusha and for the substantial and reliable support since the very beginning of the institution in 1998. Both sides agreed to focus their cooperation on economic integration and health with a strong focus on private sector and civil society involvement. Germany will also support Integrated Water Resource Management of Lake Victoria Basin.
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EAC at German African Business Summit
On the margins of the first German-African Business Summit Federal foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met in Berlin with the Secretary-General of the EAC, Dr. Richard Sezibera as well as other leaders of African Regional organizations to discuss regional integration in Africa, peace & security and migration.
EAC: Germany commits 30 million Euros in the health sector
At EAC Headquarters a high-level delegation from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development committed 20 million euros for the procurement of vaccines against different diseases for children in the EAC. The programme will be implemented in collaboration with GAVI. Germany will also support the establishment of the EAC Regional Centre of Excellence for Health Supply Chain Management in Kigali with 10 million euros. The Centre will strengthen capacities and foster the dissemination of innovation for managing complex supply systems for health products, such as vaccines that need to be kept cool at all times.
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Germany announces to make available 70 million euros for the EAC 2015-17
Regarding the upcoming bilateral negotiations on development cooperation with the EAC in September 2015 the Head of the German delegation underlined that Germany is willing to support the EAC in the fields of regional economic integration, health and water resource management. Germany is prepared to make available altogether 67 million euros for projects in these fields. This includes 30 Mio. Euro new contributions to the health sector that were already committed on August 14, 2015. In order to strengthen the pandemic preparedness in the EAC Germany is willing to provide an additional 3 million euros in technical assistance in 2016.
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VETA and the Hamburg Chamber of Crafts launch Phase II of the Dual Apprenticeship
VETA and Hamburg Chamber of Crafts have lifted their long standing cooperation in improving the quality of vocational training in Tanzania onto the next level. Phase II is marked by the intake of a batch of more than 130 new apprentices in the sectors of Automechanics, Electricians and Hospitality. Young Tanzanians are seeing forward to a 3- year block release apprenticeship where they are receiving On-the-Job training in their companies but also institutional training at the VETA workshops at Chang`ombe and Moshi.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Hon. Gaudentia Kabaka, Minister of State in the Prime Ministers Office, Hon. Bilinith Mahenge and Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for Education and Vocational Trainaing, Consolatha Mugimba represented the Tanzanian Government on this remarkable day. State Secretary Mr. Wolfgang Schmid of twin city of Dar es Salaam and Mr. Frank Gluecklich, Director of the Hamburg Chamber of Crafts were delighted to see the success of the joint effort since 2011 as well as German Ambassador Egon Kochanke.
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Restoration of the historical stained glass windows of the Azania Front Lutheran Church, financed by Germany
The landmark building Azania Front Church, constructed around 1899, is currently under refurbishment. The historical stained glass windows, created by Ferdinand Müller of Quedlinburg/Germany in 1912, were suffering from degradation and partly disintegrated. In a joint effort with the Directorate-General for Culture and Communication of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin and the German Embassy in Dar es Salaam the Evangelican Lutheran Church of Tanzania started the project right after the visit of Federal President Joachim Gauck on 3rd February. The Ministry in Berlin granted funds and the German Embassy arranged to find a qualified craftsman, a lecturer at the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts, Kampala/Uganda, who commands the difficult task of slotting stained glass into the came structure. The Evangelican Lutheran Church conducts the renovation and is expecting the return of the first window from Kampala soon for reinstallation. The other windows will follow.
Conference on Civil Security Technologies and Services
Opening a Conference on Civil Security Technologies and Services the Deputy Head of Mission of the German Embassy in Dar es Salaam, John Reyels, highlighted Tanzania’s role as a promising place for business saying that Tanzania was a motor for economic growth in the region blessed with natural resources and a whole generation of young people eager to perform and hungry to consume.
The conference brought together managers and entrepreneurs from Germany – among them big quality brands of the German security industry and highly specialized up-and-coming companies – with potential business partners and representatives of the public service from Tanzania. Acting as masterminds and organizers of the conference were the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Nairobi as well as the Africa-Association of German Businesses in Berlin (“Afrika-Verein”).
Good Relations with the Union of the Comoros
Ambassador Egon Kochanke hands over credentials to Dr. Ikiliou Dhoinine, President of the Union of the Comoros in Moroni, capital of the achipelago island nation in the Indian Ocean
Bilateral Agreement on Selous Niassa Ecosystem signed
On May 25th 2015 the Ministers for Natural Resources of the Governments of Tanzania and Mozambique signed a transboundary agreement on the COORDINATED CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE SELOUS-NIASSA ECOSYSTEM. Ambassador Kochanke attended the signing ceremony in Maputo and honored the agreement as an important step in the fight against poaching and a stronger protection of this unique ecosystem. Germany, one of the major Development Partners for biodiversity protection in East Africa, had advocated for stronger trans frontier cooperation for many years. German Development Cooperation currently supports the protection and sustainable management of Selous Game reserve with 18 Mio. EUR. The Game Reserve which is 50.000 km2 big is not only Africa`s oldest but also largest protected area.
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”.
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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.
German and Tanzanian police forces strengthen their cooperation