Giraffes at Akagera Nationalpark in the Eastern Province of Rwanda

Welcome - herzlich willkommen !

Welcome to the website of the German Embassy in Kigali! It is our pleasure to introduce to you our work and activities in Rwanda and assist you with useful information about Germany. We would like to invite you to browse through this website and enjoy!

Ambassador Woeste with 30 runners from Rwanda, EAC and Europe

Water!Walk from Kigali to Kampala – 550 kilometer by foot!

At 9:00AM on 6 November the Water! Walk with Viva con Agua started from Inema Arts Center with 30 runners from Rwanda, the East African Community and Europe. Ambassador Woeste has met with them shortly before their departure. The participants of the walk are expected in Kampala on 3 December after a 550km long walk.

people of Masaka Sector with donated pigs

A micro project funded by the Embassy

Funded through the micro project fund of the German Embassy Kigali, Agribusiness for Women Empowerment (AWE) together with Sector officials distributed 50 goats and 50 pigs to the poor and vulnerable people in Masaka Sector. 

Ambassador Woeste while talking to Mr Jean-Pierre de Margerie, Country Director of WFP in Rwanda

Germany provides support for Burundian refugees in Rwanda

Ambassador Dr. Woeste informed the country director of the World Food Programme in Rwanda, Jean-Pierre de Margerie, about a German commitment. Germany will provide 2,0 mio Euro to support Burundian refugees in Rwanda and Tanzania. The focus in Rwanda is on the most vulnerable. The German contribution will improve food consumption for babies and young children and well as for pregnant and lactating women.

DAFI Africa Focus

DAFI - Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative

The Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative, known as DAFI, offers higher education scholarships to refugees so that they can attend university in the countries where they have sought asylum. Refugees in Ruanda can eligible for that programme. The scholarships are administered by UNHCR.

Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste talking to the media

Germany launches mastercourse on vaccines, immunization and health supply

Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste launched a mastercourse on vaccines, immunization and health supply chain management at the University of Rwanda on October 23rd. The German government supports the establishment of a centre of excellence of the EAC In Kigali. German investment: 10 million Euros

The Ambassador

Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste

Dr. Peter Woeste is the German Ambassador to the Republic of Rwanda.



Since 2013 the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium is in charge of all Schengen visa on behalf of the German Embassy Kigali!


Human traffickers deliberately spread rumours and false information about living conditions in Europe in order to encourage people to risk the dangerous journey. Most refugees do not know this. Therefore Germany is informing people through its campaign #RumoursAboutGermany

National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights

Aktionsplan Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte

The German Government adopted the National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights in its cabinet meeting on Wednesday (21 December). The goal of this Action Plan is to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Germany’s guidelines for Africa


Which strategy is Germany pursuing with regard to this rapidly changing continent? The Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa, developed by the Federal Foreign Office, set out approaches to taking opportunities, tackling risks and overcoming crises.

EU Council Presidency

Logo of the Estonian EU Council Presidency

In the second half of 2017, Estonia will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

German Information Centre Africa

Aufbau des Zeltes für die Zirkus-Show Afrika Afrika

Africa is a special focus of German foreign policy. 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.