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Germany supports Ghana to tackle environmental impact of e-waste

Mar 23, 2017 | German Embassy Accra
Scrap dealers in Accra

In line with its development cooperation with Ghana in the field of electronic waste management and recycling the German Government has decided to commit a total of 25 Million Euro to alleviate environmental impact of electronic waste in Ghana.

Towards a global Energiewende

Mar 23, 2017 | FFO
The Energiewende as a global project: Minister Gabriel opens the BETD 2017

On March 20, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, together with Economics Minister Brigitte Zypries, opened the Third Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue in the German Foreign Office. With the motto “Towards a global Energiewende”, the conference brings foreign and energy ministers from around the world together with guests from business, research, administration and civil society.

World Water Day: Initiatives from Germany

Mar 22, 2017 |
World Water Day on March 22

Water is life – yet is in increasingly short supply. Today, March 22, is World Water Day. Here five initiatives the German Government and civil society are supporting to ensure that people all over the world have access to clean drinking water.

Interconnected global economy to become more robust

Mar 22, 2017 |
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble engaged in wide-ranging discussions with colleagues and experts at the symposium

German Finance Minister has deemed the G20 High-Level Symposium in Baden-Baden a success. Cooperation among leading industrialised nations and emerging economies has been "strengthened rather than weakened" he said at the end of the two-day meeting.

German Football Ambassador nominated

Mar 20, 2017 | Deutscher Fußball Botschafter e.V.
Horst Kriete with Roland Bischof, representatives of SAFA and the German Embassy

Horst Kriete has been nominated for the "German Football Ambassador". Football and development aid are parts of his life for over 35 years now. 1979 he started his international carrier in Nigeria and was responsible for the training program of the national football federation. From 1997-2002 he was technical advisor to the South African Football Association SAFA. Since then, Kriete experienced a lot and influenced football in dozens of countries.

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