Dear Cinema Lovers,
from 20th October till 24th October the German Embassy Abuja organizes this year's German Film Festival in the Silverbird Cinema.
We are pleased to bring some of the best German...
German Filmfestival 2014
On the 8th of October Ambassador Michael Zenner met with the Governor of Niger state, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, in Minna to exchange views. Subsequently, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Niger state and the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ) in which the framework under which the GIZ will promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in the state is defined.
Ambassador Zenner in Minna
On October 7th, Prof. Dr. Müller, Executive Director of the Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden, kicked off his lecture tour, that will take him to Abuja, Ibadan and Lagos, in the German Ambassador's residence in Abuja.
Lecture: Green City
Dr. Burkard Weth, the Press and Cultural Attaché handed a book donation to a representative of the University of Port Harcourt on October 8, 2014.
This was made possible through the generous provision of the City Library in Würzburg. Content of the donation were mainlyfiction, German literature and historical books.
The donation is specifically meant for the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Port Harcourt, where German is also offered.
The Embassy particularly thanks the City Library in Würzburg for its generous support.
Book donation at the German Embassy
On the 18th of September Ambassador Michael Zenner jointly opened a German-Polish photo exhibition with his Polish colleague Przemysław Niesiołowski in the garden of the German Embassy residence.
On display were current images from Berlin and Warsaw, which had been taken by two Nigerian photographers, Jide Odukoya and Olayinka Stephen Sangotoye, during a trip to Berlin and Warsaw in September/October 2013. They illustrate focal points of urban everyday life in both cities and at the same time reflect people and places with historical background.
German-Polish photo exhibition
First German-African Healthcare Symposium
On October 23rd, 2014, the German-African Business Association (Afrika-Verein) in cooperation with the German Healthcare Partnership is organizing the 1st German-African Healthcare Symposium in Berlin, in conjunction with the World Health Summit. We are pleased to being able to invite you to the Symposium.
The Healthcare Symposium will gather the most important stakeholders of the sector: to explore possible cooperation and alert the German healthcare industry about future business opportunities. Approximately 150 German and African representatives from the private sector, governments and associations are expected.
To find out more and register for the event, please visit the Healthcare Symposium's website:
1st German-African Health Care Symposium
On August 14th, 2014 Ambassador Michael Zenner and Pastor James Wuye had signed an agreement between the Interfaith Mediation Centre in Kaduna and the German Embassy. From September 2nd to September 3rd, the first workshop of the project was held successfully in Kachia, one of the most concerned areas in Kaduna state regarding conflictsbetween pastoralists and farmers.
First workshop on peacebuilding and conflict mediation
On the 21st of August Ambassador Zenner and Air Commodore SAT Easterbrook (rtd) signed a funding agreement for the benefit of the Easterbrook Foundation in the context of the micro-project program provided by the Embassy.
Promotion of a school in Zaria
Academy for Foreign Coaches: Track & Field Coaching Diploma
From June 1st 2015 to July 31st 2016, the German Athletics Association (Deutscher Leichtathletikverband, DLV) offers a training course for athletic coaches (track and field) at the DLV’s Academy for Foreign Coaches in Mainz/Germany.
Graduates who have passed the final examination will receive an Athletics Coaching Diploma.
The Academy for Foreign Coaches has a history of over 30 years and has successfully trained coaches and instructors from all over the world in association with the Gutenberg University’s Institute for Sports Science in Mainz.
If you are interested in joining this training course please read the attached information brochure carefully and submit your documents (including a recommendation from your national athletic federation/association!) to the German Embassy in Abuja or the German Consulate in Lagos.
Please note the following important information concerning consular services (including visa) at the German Embassy in Abuja:
Changed business hours in Abuja
Dr. Markus Ederer, the State Secretary of the German Foreign Office made a visit to Abuja accompanied by a delegation on the 9th and 10th of July. Political consultations within the framework of the Nigerian-German Bi-National Commission prompted the trip.
Zweite Sitzung der Bi-Nationalen Kommission in Abuja
Federal Minister for Development and Cooperation, Mr Gerd Müller, visited Nigeria on June 10th, 11th and 12th. He started his visit in Lagos and Abeokuta, where, amongs others, he met with pupils of a Muslim Girls' High School and visited a polio vaccination centre. In Abuja, he met with President Goodluck Jonathan and Minister of Fincance Okonjo-Iweala, and also spoke to activists of the "Bring-back-our-Girls" group.
Federal Minister for Development and Cooperation visits Nigeria
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