Berlin will be the focal point for those on the cutting edge of digital culture May 5-7, as the 7th re:publica conference gets underway. This is a dynamic gathering of individuals, creatives and those that take the lead in the evolution of the cyber universe, be it from bloggers, pundits, activists and programmers, to politicos, legal minds and executives. See how it has grown since its humble beginnings in 2007.
re:publica 2015 - keeping up with the internet
Germany is providing support for the newly-founded Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN), which is modelled on KfW, Germany's development bank. The German contribution from KfW's own funds is 200 million US dollars with the Nigerian government investing 300 million US dollars in equity capital.
Nigeria establishes development bank along German model
60 years ago the Paris Agreements made it possible for Germany to join NATO – a historic event with far-reaching consequences. When the German Chancellor Helmut Kohl travelled to see the then Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev to hold negotiations on German unification in the summer of 1990, Germany’s membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was the big hurdle.
60 years of NATO membership
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
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
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
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”