Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Germany intends to become inclusive: With the National Action Plan to Implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Federal Government of Germany is setting a process in motion which will exert a major influence in the next ten years not only on the lives of persons with disabilities, but on those of everyone in Germany. The idea of inclusion, which is the central guiding concept of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, will change our everyday culture.
Short Version of the National Action Plan in English
On 18.11.2016, the German Embassy handed over 20 beach volleyballs to the Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM). The donation is part of the International Sports Promotion program of the German Foreign Office. Earlier this year, VAM Northern Region representative and volleyball coach Mr Jairos Nkhoma took part in a 5 months coaching course in Leipzig/Germany, which was organized by the University of Leipzig and sponsored by the German government.
German Embassy donates 20 balls to the Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM)
Since 1981 the Federal Republic of Germany has supported the preservation of cultural heritage across the world through the Federal Foreign Office’s Cultural Preservation Programme, with the aim of strengthening people’s sense of their own national identity in the partner country and fostering cultural dialogue among partners. The Programme has become a very effective instrument of German cultural relations and education policy.
Cultural Preservation Programme
On Friday, 24th July 2015, German Ambassador Dr Peter Woeste and his wife Regina Woeste visited Jacaranda School for Orphans and the Malawian (Magi) Girls School Limbe. They also attended the opening of the new Volkswagen showroom at CFAO in Blantyre.
The German Ambassador visits Limbe and Blantyre
On 7th July 2015 President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika and his Zambian counterpart President Edgar Lungu signed a Treaty establishing the Malawi-Zambia Transfrontier Conservation Area. The German Government has provided 20 million euros (approximately 10 billion MWK) to support this cooperation of Malawi and Zambia through SADC. “Tourists, wildlife and poachers do not stop at national borders.
Treaty of the Malawi-Zambia Transfrontier Conservation Area
The ADZIWA Self-Sufficiency Project in Kauma
Every year the German Embassy is financing small grants projects and is presenting these projects on its website. For the first time the partner himself, Manager of Adziwa Orphan Care CBO James K. Chirwa is illustrating the development plan.
Please click on the following link for more information:
ADZIWA Self-Sufficiency Project [pdf, 198.01k]
The German Embassy wishes "gute Reise" (a safe journey) to Mr Jairos Nkhoma, who will spend the next 5 months in Leipzig/Germany. Mr Nkhoma will take part in an international coaching course for volleyball held by the University of Leipzig. Coaching courses like this are part of the German international sports promotion program and are co-financed by the German Foreign Office.
Gute Reise, Jairos!