Measures taken by Tanzanian Government on Ebola Virus Disease
Not a single case of Ebola has been confirmed in Tanzania or any of its neighbouring countries. 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.
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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.
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Tanzanian government gives warm welcome to Ambassador Kochanke
Freshly arrived in Tanzania, Ambassador Egon Kochanke has been lucky to have already met a good part of the Tanzanian government during his first weeks in office. Among his encounters have been Vice-President Mohamed Galil Bilal, Minister of Finance, Hon. Saada Mkuya Salum, Home Affairs Minister Mathias Chikawe and Minister of Defence, Mwinyi. On the agenda: Tanzania’s and Germany’s close cooperation to strengthen democracy and justice and to seek peaceful solutions to Africa’s regional conflicts. Ambassador Kochanke has also had the privilege to meet with the Speaker of the Tanzanian Parliament, Hon. Anne Makinda, to discuss the constitutional reform process. The mayor of Dar es Salaam welcomed the Ambassador as a new citizen of the capital and symbolically handed over a “key to Dar es Salaam”.
Climate Finance Readiness Programme
Germany has established a “Climate Finance Readiness Programme” intended to support developing countries and emerging economies access funds for climate change adaptation and mitigation measures. Zambia, Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda all benefit from this support. Recently, a two-day “Climate Finance Readiness Leadership Programme” took place in Lusaka as part of this initiative.
German Ambassador opens African Biosphere reserves Workshop
One of the first actions of the newly appointed Ambassador to Tanzania, Egon Kochanke, was to inaugurate a UNESCO Workshop on Biosphere Reserves in Daressalam on July 29, 2014. For 3 days, 32 experts from 8 countries from Africa and Germany discussed the Management Manual for UNESCO biosphere reserves in Africa. Ambassador Kochanke reiterated the long-standing cooperation of Tanzania and Germany in conservation. He emphasized the uniqueness of UNESCO biosphere reserves, as they address, inter alia, both conservation and sustainable development, climate change adaptation, the empowerment of local communities, the inclusion of traditional and scientific knowledge and the exchange of experiences in a worldwide Network.
The German government is closely cooperating with its Tanzanian partners to establish capacities for African peacekeeping-missions. Two field hospitals given by the Bundeswehr, the Federal Armed Force...
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.
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Training for African Central Banks
Commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development under its public private partnership program develoPPP. de, GIZ and AllianzGI are compiling a capacity building program focusing on knowledge transfer and training on state of the art investment standards and techniques for an exclusive group of African Central Banks. The first training is due to take place in August in Daressalam.
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New guidelines for Africa policy – supporting the security architecture, boosting African ownership
On 21 May 2014 the German cabinet decided on the new Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa drafted by the Federal Foreign Office. The guidelines summarise the context, principles and focuses of Germany’s Africa policy.
Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa
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“Giving up is not an option” – by Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Article by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on developments in Ukraine. Published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on 6 May 2014.
Article “Giving up is not an option”
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Germany supports the fight against poaching in Tanzania
The poaching crisis in East Africa is threatening elephants and rhinos in the wild and also, as a result, the livelihoods of local people and the economic development and security of Tanzania. Germany is one of the major partners of the Tanzanian government in its fight against poaching: The Federal Government of Germany has started a new biodiversity program in 2012 with a volume of 31,5 Mio. Euro to support the unique ecosystems of Selous and Serengeti. Germany is also financing a highly modern surveillance aircraft to patrol the Serengeti national park. In addition, Germany has funded a large-scale census of the elephant population in the Selous ecosystem in 2013. With the aim of supporting Tanzania and other African states in their effort to reduce illegal trade in ivory Germany initiated a research project that will not only allow for determining the age but also trace back the origin of ivory.
The Federal Republic of Germany announced a new commitment to the East African Community (EAC) in order to support higher education and training of future journalists and media professionals.
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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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
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.
German Information Centre brings Germany to Africa
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