Ambassador Woeste participated in an groundbreaking event in Musanze onJune, 20th.
Groundbreaking event in Musanze. Germany finances 40 percent of the new hydropower plant in Musanze. Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste: “ Rwanda needs more energy. And Germany believes in the future of clean and affordable energy. This project can be a perfect role model to link these needs and aspirations. As discussed at the G20 recently we see the necessity to discuss innovative financing solutions. This project will fit perfectly into the new development approach.“
The German government’s bank, the KfW, established “rAREH”, an investment fund to develop and operate renewable energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. This fund is open for private investors to join us, to multiply funds. The Rwaza hydro power plant will be one of these ecologically-sustainable projects. And it will work commercially, sustainable and viable with a good return of investment.
“We hope to see such projects not just here in Rwanda but across the continent.”
The Embassy will be closed on Tuesday, 4 July 2017 (Rwandan Liberation Day)
Energy Efficiency Award 2017: Companies can apply now
The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency has the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition " this year. Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by 15 July 2017, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion. You can find all the information you need to enter for free at
www.EnergyEfficiencyAward.de - Klick: English Version
Does your project support social engagement at the municipal level? Does it help to enhance gender equality? Does it protect the environment or the climate? Does it promote participation on the part of young people or foster social entrepreneurship? Anything that helps to improve people’s lives can be entered into the competition!
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The competition aims on gathering voices and ideas, which will help to understand the causes of flight and migration from various countries and from differing points view. Until 30 July 2017 artists from all over the world can send up to three cartoons to EXILE Office in Essen, Germany.
International Cartoon Competition: A place. Somewhere.
WHY THE EU AND START-UPS ARE A TOP TEAM
A united Europe – that was the vision held by former French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman in the wake of World War II. First expressed during his famous Schumann Declaration on May 9, 1950 in Paris, that day is now celebrated as Europe Day. Schumann’s proposal for a European Coal and Steel Community marked the start of a vision for peace and community worth pursuing.
Since May Katharina Hey is the new director of the Goethe-Institut Kigali.
Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.
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Global Media Forum 2017
The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum is the Place Made for Minds, where decision makers and influencers from all over the world come together. Join us at the Global Media Forum June 19 - 21, 2017 in Bonn, Germany, to shape the discussion about the impact of identity and diversity on politics, society and media.
Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum
Welcome to Germany – The place for your ideas
On behalf of the German Football Association DFB, Carlo Wiese of the German Embassy handed over several football to Bonnie Mugabe, member of the Rwandan Football FederationFERWAFA.
German Football Association supports FERWAFA
One of the most distinguished German movie makers is visiting Rwanda again, Volker Schlöndorff.
Schlöndorff may be best known for his most successful and ambitious movie of his career, “The Tin Drum”, an Academy award winning film released in 1979 and probably the most important film of post-war Germany.
For the first time a world brand opted for Rwanda as investment location. The German Volkswagen company, the world’s biggest car manufacturer, will open a base in Rwanda.
Volkswagen in Rwanda