1. War Remembrance Day
  2. Handover of buildings: Living and working for the protection of the Serengeti
  3. Germany’s new Ambassador meets with H.E. President of the United Republic of Tanzania

War Remembrance Day

Every year the German and British Embassy commemorate together the soldiers and servicemen who died in World War I and all following wars and conflicts on War Remembrance Day. Ambassador Dr. Waechter and the British High Commissioner Sarah Cooke invited the public to the commemoration ceremony on November 12th, 2017 to the War Cemetery in Dar es Salaam where German and Commonwealth soldiers are buried in the same grounds.  Highranking representatives of the Tanzanian People’s Defense Forces, a honorary guard of the Tanzanian army as well as a military band took part as well.

Handover of buildings: Living and working for the protection of the Serengeti

The German Ambassador in Tanzania, H.E. Dr. Detlef Wächter, presented newly constructed office and staff buildings in Fort Ikoma to H.E. Professor Jumanne Maghembe, the Tanzanian Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism. The buildings were constructed in the framework of the Serengeti Ecosystem Development and Conservation Project, which is financed by KfW Development Bank on behalf of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and implemented by Tanzania National Parks. Additional financing and implementation support is provided by Frankfurt Zoological Society.

Germany’s new Ambassador meets with H.E. President of the United Republic of Tanzania

The newly arrived German Ambassador to Tanzania, Dr. Detlef Waechter met with H.E. President John P. Magufuli at State House.  The President received the letter of credence of the Ambassador and assured that the Tanzanian government will continue to work on the outstanding relationship between the two countries. He also encouraged both sides to strengthen economic ties by encouraging businesspeople and development partners from Germany to cooperate in different projects. Ambassador Waechter thanked the President for receiving him in Tanzania and assured him that he was eager to foster the great cooperation between the two Countries in the coming years.

New telephone number of the Embassy is:

+255 22 2212300

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The Embassy is looking for a desk officer for its consular section starting January 2018

German Ambassador meets Tanzanian Deputy Speaker

Ambassador, Waechter met with theDeputy Speaker, Dr. Tulia Akson. The Deputy Speaker and the Ambassador had a substantial conversation focusing on international and bilateral issues. The Deputy Speaker is a highly decorated DAAD and Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung alumna.

Handover of cars for TAWA management

Germany underlined its commitment to continue its cooperation with the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) by handing over two cars to the Acting Director General, Dr. James Wakibara. The cars were financed through the Technical Cooperation programme "Sustainable Management of Natural Resources” implemented by GIZ. GIZ cooperates closely with TAWA in order to strengthen the young institution, which has been operational since last year.

Signing of a MoU between WHKT and VETA in Dar es Salaam

On August 17th, 2017 a Memorandum of Understanding for the VET Partnership Project  on Dual Apprenticeship Training and Development in Agricultural Technology was signed by Mr. Reiner Nolten, the General Manager of the West German Chambers of Crafts and Skilled Trades’ Council (WHKT) Duesseldorf and Mr. Moshi J. Kabengwe, Director of Administration and Human Resources Management from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology on behalf of VETA at its headquarter in Dar es Salaam. The project’s first phase will last from 2017 to 2020 and aims to provide training for youths and small farmers, training for developing professionals for agricultural and building machineries for a vocational training project as well as instutional based trained at VETA centers in the field of agriculture in Tanzania. The value of the project will be more than 1 Mio. US-Dollars through the 3-year-cycle.

The signing ceremony was attended by Ambassador Dr. Detlef Wächter, the Acting Director-General of VETA Dr. Ndasi as well as other representatives of VETA.


Germany’s guidelines for Africa

Which strategy is Germany pursuing with regard to this rapidly changing continent? The Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa, developed by the Federal Foreign Office, set out approaches to taking opportunities, tackling risks and overcoming crises.

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Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

Energy Efficiency Award 2017

Energy Efficiency Award 2017: Companies can apply now

The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency has the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition " this year. Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by 15 July 2017, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion. You can find all the information you need to enter for free at

Good Financial Governance Programme Implemented by GIZ

GIZ together with key stakeholders officially launched the Good Financial Governance (GFG) Programme. The programme’s objective is to strengthen the public finance system of Tanzania in the realms of accountability and state revenue mobilisation. It works in harmonious cooperation with core partners from the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania – particularly the Ministry of Finance and Planning with the Internal Auditor General`s Division; the President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government; and the National Audit Office of Tanzania.


#youforG20 – deutschland.de is looking for your project!

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Empowering Development

Watch how access to affordable and sustainable energy can improve lives in Tanzania. German Development Cooperation supports the Tanzanian Government in increasing adequate, reliable and environmentally friendly electricity supply in order to achieve its Development Vision which aims at turning Tanzania into a middle-income country by 2025.

The following short films cover the topics energy, climate and sustainable development.


Green Climate Fund, Germany and Tanzania to work together on climate change adaptation

In the first Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board meeting of 2017, the Board approved a grant funding of EUR 102.7 million through KfW, Germany’s development bank, for the “Simiyu Climate Resilience Project” in Tanzania. The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany is proud to have supported the request for funding and complements the project with an additional grant worth EUR 26.1 million. The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania will make available EUR 14.6 million. The total project volume of EUR 143.4 million equals roughly 333 billion Tanzanian shillings.

Environmental Management courses in 2017/18 at the Technical University Dresden in Germany

Courses are being financed by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety in cooperation with UNESCO and UNEP. The programme, implemented by the Center for International Postgraduate Studies for Environmental Management (CIPSEM) at the Technical University Dresden, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Kilimo ni Biashara - Food Value Chain Development Project - to improve the income of 5.000 people launched in Mtwara

The project “Kilimo ni Biashara” seeks to enlarge the income of at least 5.000 people in the Mtwara / Lindi region. It was launched today by the District Commissioner Mtwara, Regional Administrative Secretary Lini, GIZ, AKF, PMO Labour, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Investment. The project, which is implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation in Mtwara and Lindi, will integrate smallholder farmers and local entrepreneurs along the food-value-chain and link them with catering services for oil, gas and mining industry and other markets such as restaurants, hotels and local food markets. It shall bring at least 400 additional people into jobs and establish 200 new businesses. Moreover, the lives of 2.000 women (40% of targeted beneficiaries) shall be sustainably improved.

The project is part of the larger “E4D/SOGA – Employment and Skills for Eastern Africa” programme implemented by GIZ and financed by UKaid, Norad, Tanzania LNG Plant Project and the German Government. This programme is implemented in Tanzania, Kenya, Mozambique and Uganda and focuses on local employment promotion in and around natural resource-based industries, particularly in construction and maintenance, logistics, manufacturing and food supplies. It has a strong emphasis on capacity building, working with public and private TVET providers, and improving training offers to ensure that local people have the required skills to benefit from economic investments. A close cooperation with the private sector is therefore the central pillar of the initiative. In Tanzania, E4D/SOGA is implemented jointly with the Ministry of Labour and Employment under the Prime Minister’s Office. 

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Germany second biggest bilateral donor to WFP

Germany’s support to the World Food Programme (WFP) has achieved a record high of 791,5 million Euros in 2016 for its worldwide operations. According to WFP Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, who met with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier this week in Berlin, Germany has become the second largest bilateral donor to the WFP.

Germany has contributed 14 million Euros in 2015 and 6,5 million Euros in 2016 to WFP operations in Tanzania as a sign of its solidarity with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania. The money went to the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation to assist refugees in North-Western Tanzania. The German Embassy in Dar es Salaam is aware of the ongoing financial needs of WFP and continues to raise awareness about the situation in Tanzania in view of the rising refugee numbers from Burundi. 

Additionally, the German government has supported the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and a number of non-governmental organisations helping with the refugee situation in Tanzania with 4,5 million Euros in 2016.

Extension of "Tumaini la Mama" Project‎ to Mtwara and Lindi

The Programme supports pregnant women and their newborns through the National Health Insurance Fund. By enrolling in the NHIF, they receive access to improved health care services from the first antenatal visit until the child's first birthday‎. The programmr has already enrolled 500.000 mothers and their babies in the regions of Mbeya, Songwe and Tanga and is now being extended to Mtwara and Lindi. All accredited public and private hospitals can participate. These facilities increase their income by claiming their services to NHIF, and in turn can spend the money on improving their services, equipment and drug supply. In Mbeya, as a result of the programme, the number of deliveries in health facilities went up from 43 to 90 percent, while at the same time the rate at the national level increased from 50 to 75 percent.


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Supporting Tanzania to adapt to Climate Change

The German Embassy met with Deputy PS Eng. Ngosi Mwihava to discuss the COP-21 follow up process and extend additional support to the Vice-President`s Office, Department for Environment. The GIZ signed an agreement with VPO to provide technical advice for national adaptation planning and capacity building in the ministry.

Initiative Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Sumbawanga town

Hon. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa together with the German Embassy and the EU Delegation officiated the launch of the EU MDG Initiative Water Supply and Sanitation Project in Sumbawanga town. The Project is implemented by the Ministry of Water and is funded by the EU in partnership with the German government through KfW. More

Planet Erde mit Arktis aus dem Weltall

Cultural Diplomacy online study programme

Cultural initiatives and educational programs have gained a new significance as instruments of foreign policy in almost all countries of the world. In addition to state actors, local and regional authorities, there are numerous non-state actors out in the field, such as private clubs and associations, churches, trade unions, foundations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), institutions of development cooperation, individuals and of course institutions of the creative industry and culture. They all play their distinctive role in the field of foreign cultural relations and educational policies.



„Made in Germany“ at the Dar es Salaam Internatiional Trade Fair aka “Saba Saba” 2017

Innovation and the newest technology is coming to you doorstep in Dar es Salaam if you visit the “German Pavilion” at the DITF 2017 at Saba Saba Grounds.

Supported by:

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy 

The digital German Pavillion 

The Presenter

The Tanzanian-German Business Center  

Anti-poaching aircraft reports for duty in Tanzania’s Selous

Dr. Gerd Müller, Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany handed over a Husky aircraft to Prof. Jumanne Maghembe, the Tanzanian Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism. The aircraft will be deployed by Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) in close cooperation with the Tanzanian Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) for surveillance of wildlife in the Selous Game Reserve and to support the fight against poaching.

Kinder einer PASCH-Schule entdecken die Welt

Cultural relations and education policy forum, People on the Move, with Foreign Minister Steinmeier

In the current legislative term, cultural relations and education policy plays a greater role than ever before. In a world that seems to be out of joint, and in which conflicts are increasingly of a cultural and religious nature, the notion that ideological mindsets can only be overcome through differentiation, discussion and collaboration in the fields of culture, education and science is of particular importance.

The German Government through the German Development Bank

KfW, the French Agency for Development (AFD) and the European Union (EU) on 29 January, signed an agreement to expand power infrastructure in North-Western Tanzania. Together they provide financial support of about EUR 42 million to the Tanzanian government for the electrification of Geita, Kagera and Kigoma regions.

EAC and Germany: advancing regional integration in East Africa

The German government signed an intergovernmental agreement on 37 Mio. EUR in grants with the East African Community. The support is dedicated to economic integration, regional health facilities and water resource management. The contributions highlight the strong German commitment to support the integration process in East Africa in difficult political times.  

Make it in Germany

The portal for international qualified professionals www.make-it-in-germany.com

www.make-it-in-germany.com is the official multilingual online portal for international qualified professionals. It helps them find out how to make a success of coming to Germany – from preparations in their home countries to arriving and getting settled in.

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 .

Berchtesgaden mit Kehlsteinhaus, Salzbergwerk und Nationalpark

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.

Philologische Bibliothek der FU Berlin

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.

New telephone number of the Embassy is:

+255 22 2212300

Time and weather in Germany

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The Ambassador

Dr. Detlef Wächter

German Embassy on Twitter and Facebook

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

A date with Europe: Open Day 2017 in Foreign Office

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Ever had enough of Europe? No way. Europe comes together on the Open Day in Germany’s Foreign Office with music from all over the continent, cakes and plenty of room for creative ideas as well as critical questions.

Germany: a nation of cyclists

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The cliché: your average German loves their car more than anything. But actually, they love their bicycles even more. Karl Freiherr von Drais designed a free-wheeling bicycle 200 years ago in southwestern Germany, his contribution to what would become the bicycle’s international success story.

Happy Birthday! Erasmus Turns 30

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For many people it’s the most successful EU project of all time. Thanks to Erasmus, the exchange programme for students, and now also, pupils and teachers, four and a half million people have broadened their horizons. So many happy returns for your thirtieth!

Cultural Preservation – A Program of the German Foreign Ministry

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Culture has many facets and functions, expressed in stories, buildings and other forms. Preserving cultural goods or resurrecting them after they’ve been destroyed is the goal oft he German Foreign Ministry’s Cultural Preservation Program. Since 1981, it has supported projects in 144 countries.

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.

Refugee crisis - what German foreign policy is doing

Distributing aid to refugees in Erbil

Dealing with the worldwide refugee crisis is an international challenge. Combating the causes of flight and raising awareness in countries of origin ‑ these are the priorities of German foreign policy.


European refugee crisis 2016

#RumoursAboutGermany Beware: Human traffickers are not reliable source of information about living conditions in Europe. They are criminals. Human traffickers deliberately spread rumours and false ...

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.

“Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.



Would you like to spend time volunteering in Germany?  At Young Germany we’re exploring all the possibilities open to anyone looking to give back with a volunteer position.  Find out about the Voluntary Social Year and where you can find a volunteer position, even from outside of the country.



Have you ever dreamed of becoming an engineer?  This month on Young Germany we have information about where to train, how to find a job, and an interview with someone already working in the field.

Internship in Germany

Internship in Germany

An internship can be a great way to try a career on for size or get your foot in the door in your preferred field. This month at Young Germany we have all the information you’ll need to find, apply for, and keep an internship in Germany.

Experience Germany Refreshed, mobile and highly interactive – deutschland.de has a new face to it

Discover topics, find information, view videos , take part in the Germany Quiz and in online voting, interact with others: If you want to understand what makes Germany tick and what Germany is busy talking about, then visit deutschland.de and its social-media channels .

The Deutschland portal has a new face: young, refreshed, mobile and highly interactive.

German Bundesliga

All the top news from the German Bundesliga at a glance: fixtures, results, clubs, players and much more.

Germany for Kids

Wir wollen, dass Sie sicher reisen. Broschüre des Auswärtigen Amts

Find out how the kids/watoto in Germany live, what they like to do, how they pass the day at school....