The Federal Foreign Office supports a competition on information design awarded by ARCH+ Journal for Architecture and Urbanism. The international competition Planetary Urbanism is one of our worldwide projects. It is designed to encourage decision makers, students and citizens to rethink urbanisation, thus creating awareness of climate change in the context of urban living and possibly providing solutions
International Competition on Planetary Urbanism
Recently a Hybrid Solar PV/Wind Plant located at the National Power Training institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN) in Kainji, New Bussa, Niger State was formally commissioned. The hybrid plant is one key element of a EUR 1 Mio project funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Agency for International Cooperation, GIZ).
Inauguration of Hybrid Solar Plant at NAPTIN’s Regional Training Centre
Ambassador Zenner opened with a Goodwill Message at the workshop „Increasing Women and Youth`s Paricipation in Conflict Preventionand Peacebuilding ahead of the 2015 General Election" .
National Capacity Building Workshop in Abuja
The Cooperation project between the West Africa Institute (WAI) and the Centre for European Integration Studies (ZEI) offers seven scholarships for West African young professionals to study the "Master of European Studies - Governance and Regulation" (MES) at ZEI in Bonn in the years 2015 and 2016.
Scholarships for West African young professionals
In cooperation with the Energy and Environment Desk of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria, the Consulate General organized a series of events on the topic “Potentials of Renewable Energies and Environment” in Nigeria in 2014.A new series of seminars for 2015 is currently being planned.
Renewable Energy Events
In einem Interview mit dem "Abuja Inquirer" erläutert Botschafter Zenner den Stand der bilateralen Beziehungen und die Bedeutung Nigerias für Deutschland.
Nachfolgend finden Sie das Interview in englischer Sprache mit einem Vorwort des Abuja Inquirer.
Interview with Abuja Inquirer
During their joint visit to Abuja on 27 October, 2014, the Foreign Ministers of France and Germany, Laurent Fabius and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, announced a French-German project with the purpose to support the work of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in favor of the displaced population in the states of Borno and Adamawa.
German-French support for IOM project in North East Nigeria
"The economic empowerment of women needs to be enhanced and violence against women must end", the Chargé d'affaires of the German Embassy, Klemens Mömkes urged at the workshop with the theme "Gender ...
Workshop "Gender in Equality"
In an interview with "Fresh Facts" Ambassador Zenner highlights the good German-Nigerian relations and gives insight in Germany's fight against Ebola. Read the full interview here.
Ambassador Zenner in Fresh Facts
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.
Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa