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.”

Important

The Embassy will be closed on Tuesday, 4 July 2017 (Rwandan Liberation Day)

Energy Efficiency Award 2017

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

#youforG20

#youforG20 – deutschland.de is looking for your project!

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!

International Cartoon Competition: A place. Somewhere.

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.

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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.

Katharina Hey Director of the Goethe -Institut Kigali

New director at Goethe-Institut Kigali

Since May Katharina Hey is the new director of the Goethe-Institut Kigali.

Logo of Green Talents 2017

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.

For more information please refer to the following flyer or the official website:

Global Media Forum 2017

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.

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Welcome to Germany – The place for your ideas

Carlo Wiese handing over footballs to Bonnie Mugabe of FERWAFA

German Football Association supports FERWAFA

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 director Volker Schlöndorff and Ambassador Woeste

Famous German Director Volker Schlöndorff back in Rwanda

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.

Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand

German carmaker Volkswagen to start a world first pilot project in Rwanda

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.

The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany

Ambassador Dr. Peter Woeste

Dr. Peter Woeste

Welcome - herzlich willkommen !

Island Mainau/Lake Constance: blooming tulips

Welcome to the website of the German Embassy in Kigali!

IMPORTANT NOTICE !

Schengenvisum

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

German Election 2017

Jun 27, 2017 1:08 PM

After Merkel hints at gay marriage, rival Schulz calls for speedy vote

Fast-tracked legalization of same-sex marriage could become a side-effect of rather haphazard German electioneering. First Chancellor Merkel hints she's ready to cave, then her rival says "let's vote on it right now."


Jun 25, 2017 2:18 PM

Social Democrats rally for German election comeback

Amidst more bad news in opinion polls, Social Democratic chancellor candidate Martin Schulz went on the attack at the party conference in Dortmund. But does he have the policies and charisma to make up a huge deficit?


Jun 23, 2017 6:05 PM

Refugees in Germany: Are they still welcome today?

Two years ago, tens of thousands of refugees crossed the Austrian border into Germany. DW's Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda traveled to the border region and asked if the newcomers feel welcome today.


Jun 16, 2017 4:56 PM

Why Germany's far-right flourishes in Dresden

Just how much support does Germany's far-right receive in eastern Germany and where does it come from? DW's Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda started a tour of Germany in Dresden to find out.

Jun 16, 2017 4:21 PM

A guide to Germany's far-right groups

Germany's far-right scene has always been complex, disparate, and overlapping. Here's DW's guide to the main entities - from official political parties to fringe movements.


Goethe Institut: reading room and eLibrary

Go visit the reading room at the Goethe Institut and sign up for the eLibrary!

The Berlinale Africa Hub

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If you want to see the world you’ve come to the right place here. The Berlinale is well-known for its engaging selection of international films. And to give us more insight into movie-making in African countries, the German Foreign Office created the Africa Hub at the 2017 European Film Market.

Federal Foreign Minister Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel has been Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs since 27 January 2017.

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.