Activities of the Embassy
PC donation presented to journalism School in Abuja
On the 19th of December, the German Embassy presented a donation of computers to the International Institute of Journalism, Abuja. The German Embassy was represented by the Chargé d'Affaires Mr Klemens Mömkes and the Press and Cultural Attaché Dr. Burkard Weth. On the side of the IIJ were the institute's director, Dr. Usman Shehu and other representatives as well as the students of the Institute.
The donation was made possible by the Personal Computer Working Group of Siemens Munich through arrangements made by the manager of Maximilian Eye Hospital in Nuremberg, Dr. Georg Metzger.
The representatives of the IIJ expressed their gratitude for the PC donation.
With the help of the equipment, the Institute is in a position to carry out its teaching under optimal technical conditions.
The German Embassy wishes to thank all those involved in the campaign for donation for their generosity and commitment.
German Ambassador visits Ibadan
The German Ambassador and two participants
(© German Embassy Abuja)
Ambassador Janetzke-Wenzel was on a business trip to Ibadan from the 3rd to the 5th of October. She was accompanied by the Embassy's Press and Cultural Attaché, Dr. Burkard Weth.
The aim of the trip was to attend the conference on "German Studies as a Foundation for a career in the private sector and the academics" in memory of the former German lecturer, Mr. Felix Amanor-Boadu. At the same time there was a meeting with the alumni of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
The two-day conference was designed to honour this lecturer who had taught at the University of Ibadan for 30 years . In addition, the event was also to give numerous German graduates a chance to illustrate which career benefits the knowledge of German gives.
Although German Cinema has traditionally been regarded as rather serious fare, if not depressing, this is no longer true! Recently audiences have been falling over themselves laughing!
But is it possible to enjoy German humor in a foreign setting? The German Film Festival 2012 at the Silverbird Cinema will be a chance to see for yourself!
German Filmfestival 2012
The State Peer Review Mechanism - Ambassador meets Governors of Niger State and Rivers State
On 28 February, the State Peer Review Mechanism was kicked off in Minna by the Chief Servant of Niger State, Governor Aliyu, and the Chairman of the Nigerian Governor's Forum, Governor Amaechi of Rivers State. The German Ambassador, Mrs. Dorothee Janetzke-Wenzel, took the opportunity to pay a courtesy call to Chief Servant Aliyu. In her goodwill message to the assembled government officials, traditional leaders and civil society representatives, the Ambassador emphasised Germany's readiness to work together with Nigeria and its federal states on political, economic and cultural issues within the newly created Binational Commission. Cooperation with Niger State has been especially close. Since many years, GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) on behalf of the German government implements projects in support of small and medium sized enterprizes. The Ambassador also visited GIZ's local office in Minna.
(© German Embassy)
Germany supports workshop on climate insurance for famers
On 27 February 2012 key stakeholders convened in Abuja for a workshop titled "Agricultural Insurance Reform in Nigeria - Protecting Nigeria's Farmers from Climate Change". The workshop was organised collaboratively by the International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development (ICEED), the Central Bank of Nigeria and the German Embassy.
Germany supports workshop on climate insurance for farmers
The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany has come to the Hope Eden School to visit the children - and the new borehole with a solar pump that was funded by the German Embassy in Abuja.
Water for Hope Eden
Under the theme "Water is Life", the launch of a borehole, which was significantly co-financed by the German Embassy in Abuja, was held on September 7th in Ajido Community, a village in the Lagos Area. The project aims to especially improve the situation of girls and women, whose task it is to find and fetch clean drinking water for the community.
Current Projects of the German Embassy
A little bit delayed but still successful, the festivities on the occasion of the opening of two classrooms and a teachers` room took place in the Kurikyo Primary school on 28 February 2011.
In the presence of numerous representatives of the community of Kurikyo the representative of the German Embassy, Dr. Burkard Weth handed over two neu constructed class rooms in Kurikyo.