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Dear visitors, welcome to the website of the German Embassy in Gaborone

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DW International Journalism Traineeship

Deutsche Welle (DW) is looking for young people from all over the world interested in a comprehensive, exceptional quality journalism program with an international broadcaster. Candidates should have journalism experience or be passionate about switching to journalism from technology/IT, economics or the sciences. DW is looking for open-minded people full of creative ideas.

The DW editorial traineeship is paid, with a gross starting salary of approx. 1,600 Euros per month. As full-time employees, DW trainees are automatically eligible for German public health insurance. As our trainees move to Germany from abroad, we assist them at every step of the visa process. The traineeship can lead to employment in one of our departments in Bonn or Berlin.

The next traineeship starts in September 2017. Applications will be accepted via the online application system between January 5 and February 17, 2017.

SADC German Consultations 2016

Government Consultations 2016 on Development Cooperation with SADC

The Consultations on Development Cooperation between the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Federal Republic of Germany, which take place every two years, have been successfully concluded on 18 November 2016. The delegations were headed by Dr. Stergomena Tax, Executive Secretary of SADC, and Mr. Benjamin Seidel, Representative of the Department "Southern Africa" in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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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Environmental Management Courses of Technische Universität Dresden in 2016 and 2017

In support of the sustainable development goals of agenda 2030 (SDGs), Technische Universität Dresden is offering a range of environmental management courses in 2016 and 2017:

  • 31 August - 23 September, 2016
    68th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Integrated Water Resource Management and Health (SC68)
  • 5 October - 2 November, 2016
    69th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SC69)
  • 17 November - 13 December, 2016
    70th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Sustainable Cities(SC70)
  • 10 January - 11 July, 2017
    40th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Postgraduate Course on Environmental Management for Developing and Emerging Countries (EM40)

These courses are designed to prepare the participants for their tasks of environment-related planning, coordination and management within ministries, agencies and local governments as well as NGOs of their home countries. Participants are expected to have several years of course relevant professional experience and to be nominated by their institution in a developing or emerging country.

The program is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. 
Application deadline is June 09, 2016.

Interested? Please visit the application FAQ and apply solely via the website of TU Dresden: www.tu-dresden.de/cipsem

Apply here

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Germany’s OSCE Chairmanship in 2016 – “Renewing dialogue, rebuilding trust, restoring security”

On 1 January 2016 Germany has assumed the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co‑operation in Europe (OSCE) and is therefore be responsible for steering the Organization safely through the stormy tides of crises and challenges in 2016. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has presented the details of the Chairmanship’s programme to the 57 OSCE participating States in Vienna on 14 January 2016.

Further information is available on the following websites:

Bilateral Negotiations between the German Government and SADC

Germany committed a total of 46 million euros in 2014-2015 for the continued cooperation with SADC. Therby SADC has received more than 350 million euros since the cooperation began in 1995. This is the result of the bilateral negotiations between the SADC secretariat and the German Government. The delegations were headed by the SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax, and the head of Division Southern Africa; South Africa in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Alois Schneider. The European Union delegation in Gaborone participated as observer.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

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.

Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service

The Federal "Research and Innovation" Funding Advisory Service is the central point of contact for any questions concerning research and innovation funding. The centre informs potential applicants about the federal research structure, funding programmes and the persons to contact as well as about current funding priorities and initiatives.

Time and weather in Germany

Berlin:
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German Advent Calendar 2016

Advent Calendar 2016

Visit our German Advent Calendar and count down the days to Christmas with games, festive German traditions, delicious recipes and more!

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!PLEASE NOTE!

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany will be closed on Monday, 26th December 2016, for Boxing Day.

German SADC Newsletter

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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.

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.

E-Paper

Topical dossier on “Trends and Perspectives”

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Current media library on deutschland.de

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier

“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.

Feature of the day: www.deutschland.de

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News from Germany

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

EU Council Presidency

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In the second half of 2016, Slovakia will assume the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.