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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.
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Since 1st March 2013, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium is in charge of all Schengen visa on behalf of the German Embassy Kigali!
Since 14th March 2013, all Schengen member states represented in Rwanda have started applying the VIS system.
How to apply for Schengen Visa
The Visa Information System (VIS) is an IT system that allows Schengen States to exchange visa data. The main purpose of the VIS is to simplify the visa issuance process, facilitate checks at external borders and to enhance security for everyone involved, including applicants.
The Visa Information System – VIS
Visit of MP Johannes Selle in Kigali (24.-25.11.2013) - Meeting with Speaker of Parliament Donatille Mukabalisa
Visit of MP Johannes Selle in Kigali (24.-25.11.2013) - Meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo
Visit of MP Johannes Selle in Kigali (24.-25.11.2013) - Meeting with Minister of Finance Claver Gatete
Press Release: German Financial Cooperation worth 10 million Euro
Kigali, 22 November 2013.The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Rwanda, Mr. Peter Fahrenholtz, and the Executive Secretary of CEPGL (Communauté Economique des Pays Des Grands Lacs), Mr. Herman Tuyaga, today signed an agreement on German Financial Cooperation worth EUR 10 million for the benefit of the project “Improvement of Energy Supply in the Great Lakes Region, High Voltage Transmission Line Kamanyola – agglomeration Bukavu”. The funding is made available by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development via KfW Development Bank, and will be implemented by EGL (Energie de Grands Lacs).
Rwanda as well as its neighbouring countries Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the whole Great Lakes region faces severe bottlenecks in the energy sector. To tackle these challenges with a regional approach, the German Government is supporting regional cooperation in the energy sector with substantial investments worth 106,5 million EUR in regional hydropower plants (Ruzizi II and III), and other regional transmission lines including a 220 kV Rwanda-DRC interconnection from Kibuye to Gisenyi and Kigali (Rwanda) and from Gisenyi to Goma (DRC), high voltage transmission lines from Kigoma (Rwanda) to Gitega (Burundi) and from Kamanyola (DRC) to Bujumbura (Burundi) as well as the construction of the related substations.
The regional transmission network will help to secure a reliable and sustainable power supply for the load centres in the Great Lakes Region, and contribute to further integration of regional power markets.
For further information please contact:
Mr. Nils Warner
Head of Cooperation
Tel : +250 788 302543
Press Release TVET-Project
Kigali, 12th November 2013. In the framework of the Rwandan-German Cooperation in the TVET sector, a new project has been launched yesterday:
The Chargé d’Affairs of the Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany to Rwanda, Mr. Wolfgang Wiesner and the representatives ofIHUMURE Vocational Training Centre, Nyarugunga, Mr. Emmanuel Rubagumya and Mr. Eckhart Schnur concluded a cooperation agreement of RWF 93.5 mio. (EUR 105.000). The project aims at increasing the variety and quality of education and practical training at IHUMURE VTC by constructing and furnishing new training and production units. The funds are provided by the German Federal Foreign Office in the framework of its initiative to strenghen relations between Germany and its partner countries in the area of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
Rwandan-German cooperation in the TVET sector has substantially being reinforced within the last years making the TVET sector the core area of Rwandan-German development cooperation. The current joint development cooperation programme comprises approx. EUR 18 million for 3 years provided by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooepration and Development.
The funds will contribute to the Rwandan TVET reformswith the aim to increase the employment of the country’s skilled workforce. The programme activities comprise investments in equipment and rehabilitation/extension of existing facilities and support the management of selected public TVET institutions. Through a fund focussing on a results-oriented financing, private TVET institutions will be strenghened. In addition, Germanyprovides advisory services to the Ministry of Education and the Workforce Development Authority (WDA) to align their strategies more closely with the needs of the private sector and to improve the overall capacity of the TVET system. Training of Trainers of TVET schools and enterprises will guarantee a high level quality teaching.
For further information please contact:
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Mr. Nils Warner/Head of Cooperation
Tel : +250 788 302543
GOETHE-INSTITUT German Cultural Center / Liaison Office Kigali
13, KN 27 St., Kiyovu
P.O. Box 6889, Kigali/Rwanda
Tel.: +250 (0)784 950744
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Plan Goethe-Institut Kiyovu
Starting mid-October, Berlin-based iversity.org, a platform for academic online teaching, will offer its first Massive Open Online Courses, known as “MOOCs”. Courses are taught by renowned German and international faculty and are available to students worldwide, for free.
Online courses in higher education
Game Show for German Learners – Two Teams, One Goal: Berlin!
Starting Thursday, September 5, Deutsche Welle (DW) and the Goethe-Institut will send six German learners from around the world on a special journey through Germany with unique challenges. Their goal: a ticket to Berlin.
Game Show for German Learners
DW's new multimedia project puts spotlight on the Rhine: With a variety of videos, picture galleries and reports, Deutsche Welle's multimedia project "Along the Rhine" invites users to an interactive tour along Germany’s longest river.
DW - New Multimedia Project "Along the Rhine"
The latest issue of DE Magazin Deutschland invites you to participate in a fascinating journey of discovery. It takes you to places where quality and sustainability play a central role – for example, Germany’s manufactories, where the highest standards of craftsmanship have been maintained for generations in combination with the courage to engage in innovation.
Explore and enjoy – the best of Germany
The Rwanda Natural Resources Authority/Geology and Mines Department in Kigali, Rwanda, has inaugurated its new petrographic laboratory for the preparation of Analytical Fingerprint (AFP) samples as well as general geological research. AFP represents an advanced forensic instrument to verify the traceability of minerals along supply chains. The establishment of the laboratory was supported by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) in the framework of a German support program to the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR).
Inauguration of Analytical Fingerprint (AFP) Preparation Laboratory
The first Government monitoring report entitled “Energy of the future” shows that Germany’s Energiewende – the transformation of its energy system – is on course.
As part of the “Energy of the future” monitoring process, the German Government takes stock of progress made with the Energiewende each year.
Energiewende in Germany
“Make it in Germany!” Take a look at our website to see how skilled professionals like yourself can come to live and work in Germany. German firms are facing a genuine skills shortage that is expected to continue into the future. The German Government has therefore set up this website to help business and industry find the specialists they need. Welcome to Germany!
Make it in Germany
Germany’s Passion for the Bundesliga
Germany’s premier soccer division, the Bundesliga is celebrating its 50th birthday: it’s all about tradition, integration, passion and loyal fans.