The German Embassy in South Africa is going solar! A total of 98 solar panels have been installed on the roof of the embassy building in Pretoria. Every month, the panels will generate around 4823 kWh. This can cover around a fifth of the embassy’s electricity usage. By comparison, with the 4823 kWh of energy generated by solar energy, embassy employees could brew around 159,000 cups of coffee a month!
Foreign Minister Gabriel issued a statement on June 22 in Berlin on the occasion of the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, which was hosted in Kampala from June 22 - 23. Minister Gabriel announced that Germany is pledging 50 million Euro towards Uganda’s refugee policy.
During the G20 Summit, Deutschland.de is organising a world-wide competition called #youforG20 – your project for an interconnected world. The best project wins 15,000 Euros! Are you involved in a project that supports social commitment, contributes to improving gender equality, conserve the environment or promote the inclusion of young people, social and economic entrepreneurship? Then enter the #youforG20! competition.
Helmut Kohl was German Chancellor for 16 years. His term in office will always be linked to the happiest event in modern German history: following the peaceful revolution in the German Democratic Republic, and the fall of the Berlin Wall, Helmut Kohl managed to reunite Germany in peace and liberty after decades of division. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on June 16 of the passing of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl: "He was a great statesman, a great German politician and above all a great European.
The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency is this year under the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition ". Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by July 15, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion.
The German private sector initiative AFRIKA KOMMT! has achieved a new record with nearly 6,000 applicants from 45 countries. The initiative trains future managers and fosters German-African economic relations.
Africa needs jobs: 20 million new jobs every year. This prompted Germany to devise the G20 plan along with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the African Development Bank to set up investment partnerships for reform-oriented African countries.