1. German Development Minister visits Tanzania
  2. Steinmeier in Tanzania: Regional integration is a win-win strategy
  3. Germany commits 210 million USD to development in Tanzania

German Development Minister visits Tanzania

On this 2-days visit to Tanzania Dr. Gerd Müller, Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany, met with high-level representatives of the Tanzanian government, business representatives, civil society, bi- and multilateral donors as well as religious leaders. In Daressalam he opened the new home of Aga Khan University`s School of Nursing and Midwifery at Salama House. This state-of-the-art facility will educate nursing and midwifery leaders dedicated to saving lives and improving health care for the people of Tanzania.  In the Selous, the oldest and largest protected area in Africa, the Minister handed over a Husky aircraft that will be deployed by Frankfurt Zoological Society in close cooperation with the Tanzanian Wildlife Management Authority TAWA for surveillance of wildlife and to support the fight against poaching.

Steinmeier in Tanzania: Regional integration is a win-win strategy

Foreign Minister Steinmeier arrived at the foot of Kilimanjaro on the last leg of his four-country trip. That left him only a brief half‑day visit before flying back to Hamburg in time for Monday morning and the funeral of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt. The Tanzania visit was kept on the programme even though time was tight as the country plays a particularly important role in regional integration in East Africa. The Foreign Minister averred that Germany was very interested in the development of the EAC because of its own experience. Germany’s economic success, he explained, would not have been possible without the European Union. As he put it, regional cooperation was a “win-win strategy” which would benefit all involved in the long term, even though the journey may not always be easy. That, he said, was why Germany had invested more than 213 million euros in cooperating with the EAC since 1998. “We intend,” Steinmeier pledged, “to keep up and even intensify that positive collaboration.” Afterwards, Steinmeier presented the Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) with two surveillance aircraft to aid their efforts to tackle poaching in the region.

Germany commits 210 million USD to development in Tanzania

Bilateral negotiations on development cooperation between Germany and Tanzania concluded on August 13 with 210 million USD being committed to the Tanzanian health system, to continuing support for the water sector and to the protection and conservation of biodiversity in Tanzania. The programmes are to be implemented over the next three years.

Courtesy Call to the new SG to the EAC

“The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany H.E. Egon Kochanke paid a courtesy call to Mr. Liberat Mfumukeko, the new Secretary General of the East African Community. The Ambassador congratulated Mr. Mfumukeko for his appointment and noted the impressive progress in the EAC integration process and re-affirmed to the Secretary General his country’s continued support to the EAC Project and programs. The new SG pointed out: We have truly benefited from the German support which has catalyzed other Development Partners to support our projects and programmes”.

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.

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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.  

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Foreign Minister Steinmeier visited the EAC headquarters, a building which was constructed using 14 million euros provided through the KfW Bankengruppe. Speaking to the press after his meeting with EAC Secretary General Richard Sezibera, Steinmeier said, “There has been tremendous progress in Africa in recent years, notably with regard to regional integration in East Africa.” more

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New Tanzania Wildlife Authority Inaugurated

On 16 October 2015 President Kikwete inaugurated the new Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA), with headquarters in Morogoro. TAWA shall become one of the leading institutions in conservation and management of wildlife. It will be responsible for all protected areas outside the national parks.  Germany, one of the strongest supporters of wildlife conservation in Tanzania, supports this important new institution by providing technical expertise. HE Egon Kochanke, the German Ambassador, emphasized, “I hope TAWA will make history”.

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.

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.

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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