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Mushobekwa with Silberhorn

BMZ Parliamentary State Secretary, Thomas Silberhorn, visited Gaborone

On 31st January 2017 Mr. Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), visited Gaborone, Botswana. He met with the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Mrs. Mushobekwa. Both sides emphasized the potentials of regional economic integration and industrialization for the further development of the SADC region. 

Moreover, meetings took place with the Botswana Minister for Finance and Economic Development, Mr. Matambo, and the Minister of Employment, Labour Productivity and Skills Development, Mr. Mabeo. In particular, the topics cooperation with the private sector as well as perspectives for the youth through vocational training were discussed.

Schengenvisum

New Schengen Representation for Switzerland and Luxemburg

Please note:

As of June 1st and October 1st, 2016, following the closure of the Visa Section at the French Embassy, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Gaborone has agreed to issue Schengen Visas for travel to Switzerland and Luxemburg. 

It should also be noted that holders of diplomatic and other official passports as well as other persons travelling to Switzerland and Luxemburg on official mission can only apply for a Schengen Visa at the German Embassy if they are citizens of the Republic of Botswana.

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Gaborone will now process applications for Schengen Visas for travel to the following eleven Schengen Countries: 

Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Luxemburg, Malta, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland

Reisehinweise für Minderjährige

Requirements for minors travelling through all Botswana ports of entry

PLEASE NOTE:

Effective from the 1st October 2016 minors travelling through the country's borders will be required to produce certified copies of unabridged birth certificates in addition to their valid passport. In the event that one parent is not travelling with the child, the other parent's affidavit consenting to such travel should be availed. However an affidavit will not be required if the father's name does not appear on the child's birth certificate.

Requirements for Minors Travelling Through all Botswana Ports of Entry [pdf, 132.45k]

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PLEASE NOTE:

In 2014 the Embassy has moved to new premises. 

Physical Address:

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Queens Road, Plot 1079-1084

Gaborone (Main Mall)

Botswana

Postal Address and Contacts:

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

P.O. Box 315

Gaborone

Botswana

Tel.: +267-3953143 / 3704900

Fax: +267-3953038

Mail: gaborone%27%diplo%27%de,info

Lake Taganjika in Burundi

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.

iXPOS - A Platform for Foreign Companies Interested in the German Market

iXPOS – The German Business Portal presents its newly revamped website featuring not only a new design but also an expanded content and advanced functionality to serve a wider international community.

Make it in germany

The “Make it in Germany” website welcomes skilled professionals to Germany!

“Make it in Germany!” Take a look at our website to see how skilled professionals like yourself can come to live and work in Germany. German firms are facing a genuine skills shortage that is expected to continue into the future. The German Government has therefore set up this website to help business and industry find the specialists they need. Welcome to Germany!

Afrikanische Kinder mit Deutschlandflagge

Africa in Germany's foreign policy: making the most of opportunities, promoting African ownership

Germany's policy towards Africa is value-based; its principles are respect for human rights, democracy, and the rule of law and peaceful resolution of conflicts. Yet Germany also has clearly defined interests. As a major exporting nation we need a reliable and well-functioning world trade system, which cannot exist without peace, security and stability.

Trends and Perspectives

Migration, the digital revolution, the trend towards sharing rather than owning, and a new relaxed attitude to business: many factors are changing the way people live in Germany. In the “Trends and Perspectives” section of the latest edition of “DE Magazin Deutschland” and on deutschland.de, learn about how current trends are affecting society and life in Germany. You can also read a report about the rediscovery of the German forest, and gain some fascinating insights into the everyday work of deep-sea researcher Antje Boetius.

deutschland.de

Current media library on deutschland.de

Time and weather in Germany

Berlin:
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Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017

Every spring the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue brings together key international decision makers in foreign energy and energy policy, industry, science and civil society as well as foremost energy experts from all over the world. This year, the dialogue takes place from March 20-21. For further information klick here:

Environmental Management Training Programme for Developing and Emerging Countries 2017/18 courses

CIPSEM - Centre for International Postgraduate Studies of Environmental Management

Technische Universität Dresden

Application: 03 April - 01 July, 2017

Notification of acceptance: September 2017

Course period: 10 January - 12 July, 2018

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Global Media Forum 2017

Global Media Forum 2017

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum is the Place Made for Minds, where decision makers and influencers from all over the world come together. Join us at the Global Media Forum June 19 - 21, 2017 in Bonn, Germany, to shape the discussion about the impact of identity and diversity on politics, society and media.

German SADC Newsletter

SADC Newsletter Logo

Please find enclosed the Newsletter German Development Cooperation with SADC (Southern African Development Community). With this Newsletter, the German Embassy Gaborone informs and updates twice a year on activities on our German Development Cooperation with SADC.

German-Moroccan Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2017-2018

Logo of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)

On 1 January 2017, Germany and Moroccot took over the Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The 2017 ministerial level Forum Meeting will be hosted by Germany from 28-30 June in Berlin. For more information please visit

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel

“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

App Auswärtiges AMt

Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.  

Links to audiovisual information on the German Foreign Ministry

www-Schriftzug

Under the following links you can find audiovisual information in English on the German Foreign Ministry and the German Foreign Minister:

Scholarships in Germany

Scholarships in Germany

Are you considering studying in Germany, but don't know how to cover the costs? This month on Young Germany we have four articles detailing scholarships that can help your wallet support your studies.

News from Germany

Information about German foreign and European policy and major domestic issues.

EU Council Presidency

Logo of the Maltese EU Council Presidency

In the first half of 2017, Malta will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.