It's slowly warming up in Germany and travellers worldwide are beginning to think about enjoying the lovely European summers. Germany is not only beautiful, but for those concerned with the environment, travelling within it can be done in an eco-friendly way.
Sustainable travel in Germany
Two Ugandan swimming coaches returned from Germany earlier this year after completing a five-month sports course. Trained in pedagogy and the German language, they are back in action at home, putting into practice the skills acquired and bolstering the human resource infrastructure in aquatics.
International Trainers’ Course in Germany
Germany's Food and Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt visited Zambia April 15-17, highlighting the bilateral collaboration that has given a boost to Zambia’s agricultural sector. While there, the Minister launched the new Agricultural Knowledge and Technology Centre and attended the opening of Zambia's largest business platform for the agricultural sector, the AGRITECH Expo.
Strengthening bilateral cooperation in Zambia
Applications are now being accepted from young researchers interested in taking part in the Green Talents Competition 2015. The competition offers 25 winners the opportunity to promote their research in Germany and gain exclusive access to its sustainable development hotspots.
Green Talents 2015: Call for Applications
Developing Swaziland’s vast renewable energy resources would provide substantial socio-economic benefits for its population, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Swaziland Renewables Readiness Assessment estimates that bagasse, a by-product of the local sugar industry, could meet half of all domestic electricity demand while solar power could contribute substantially to the remaining demand.
IRENA report identifies socio-economic benefits to nation
Ambassador Walter Lindner, Germany's Special Representative for the fight against Ebola, accompanied by Health Minister Gröhe and Development Minister Müller, has travelled to the region that has been worst affected by Ebola. An additional 200 million Euro are to be made available through a special German Government aid programme.
Special aid programme launched
During a first selection round, the Green Climate Fund Board approved the German Development Bank's (KfW) as one of seven entities allowed to channel the Fund’s resources in Tanzania and other developing countries. In Tanzania, KfW is implementing large development projects in the energy, water, biodiversity and health sectors on behalf of the German Government.
Germany's KfW selected to implement Fund's projects
It's time to rethink urbanisation, especially taking the environment into consideration. In an effort to raise awareness about climate change in the context of urban living and possibly providing solutions, Germany's Foreign Office supports a competition on information design awarded by ARCH+ Journal for Architecture and Urbanism. Those interested must register online by April 30 and submission deadline is May 31, 2015.
Competition “Planetary Urbanism – Critique of the Present”