On February 16 and 17, the G20 Foreign Ministers will convene for a meeting in Bonn organised by Germany’s G20 Presidency. The meeting will focus on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, crisis prevention and peace policy, and cooperation with Africa.
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) in partnership with the German Government, will host a fuel bus workshop at the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) in Bellville, Cape Town from February 20 to 21.
In 2016, the German Investment and Development Corporation DEG committed around 1.6 billion Euro for investments in private-sector companies in developing and emerging-market countries – a new all-time record in almost 55 years of DEG’s history.
German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Müller visited the Krones Academy East Africa in Nairobi last week. Together with a delegation from Germany Müller visited the facilities and met some of the students who are part of the training programme.
The business with the hard-boiled eggs was one of the things that most impressed Rob Burnet. But more about that later. The Brit is the founder and director of “Well Told Story” (WTS), a Kenya-based company that produces a variety of media while at the same time pursuing sociological research. Funding for this research comes partly from Germany’s Hanns Seidel Foundation. Based in Karen, close to the capital Nairobi, WTS’ most important product is “Shujaaz” (“Heroes”), which Burnet describes as “a kind of interactive media platform for young people”.
The “Berlinale Africa Hub” is an initiative of the European Film Market (EFM), supported by the German Foreign Office and in cooperation with the World Cinema Fund, Berlinale Talents (including its sister programme Talents Durban), and the Berlinale Co-Production Market.