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
"It is therefore crucial to accurately analyze conflicts in the development phase and capture their causes. This is a critical requirement in order to report on conflicts responsibly." This was one of the key hypotheses of the media training for Nigerian journalists which held in Abuja and was conducted by the German Embassy in Abuja on the 8th and 9th of December.
media training "Conflict Sensitive Reporting"
A donation of ENT kits was handed over to a clinic in Abuja by the Embassy’s Press and Cultural Attaché, Dr. Burkard Weth on 18 December 2014. The donation was received by Dr. Andrew Imogu, Medical Director of HI-Fi Hospital in Abuja.
Handing over of ENT kits to a Clinic in Abuja
"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"
DW launches radio series on Ebola for West Africa
Starting November 19, DW launches a radio series on Ebola for listeners in Africa, initially in English, followed by four regional languages. The eight-part series focuses on the most burning questions, myths and fears surrounding the deadly virus and will initially be broadcast in English, followed by French, Hausa, Kiswahili and Portuguese. It can be heard primarily by listeners in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Mali and neighboring states via shortwave, FM and mobile devices.
DW radio series on Ebola
On 11 November 2014, the German Consulate General in cooperation with the Goethe Insitute and the French Consulate General organized a conference on Representing First World War in commemoration of the beginning of the First World War in 1914.
Conference in Commemoration of Beginning of First World War
The Embassy in Abuja held a workshop for journalists with the theme "Role of social media and its Importance to the Election" on the 14th of November. 25 journalists attended this event. The Embassy was represented by the Press and Culture Attaché, Dr. Burkard Weth.
The Embassy carries out a Workshop on “Social Media“
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
German Ambassador Michael Zenner visited Sokoto on 6th and 7th November 2014 to meet the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Dr. Sa´ad Abubakar III, CFR in his palace for a courtesy call, together with the governor of Sokoto State, Aliyu M. Wamakko and the catholic bishop of Sokoto Diocese,Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah.
Ambassador Zenner visits Sultan of Sokoto
On occasion of the German-Nigerian Business Day of the Afrikaverein held on 20 October 2014 in Berlin, Ambassador Mr. Michael Zenner gave a speech in which he emphasized the enormous importance of Nigeria’s economy. Being the biggest economy in Africa with a growing population and a vast potential of resources, Nigeria is Germany's second most important trading partner in Sub-Sahara Africa: these opportunities should be used.
Find the full text of the speech here.
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
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.
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