From October 4-7, the the first International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC) on African soil was held in Cape Town. Read German Ambassador Walter Lindner's opening remarks.
Speech at the SAIREC 2015 conference
The German Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of France and his French counterpart Minister Laurent Fabius are hosting a high-level event Climate and Security –The Foreign Policy Dimension of Climate Change on September 30, within the scope of the ongoing 70th UN General Assembly in New York.
German-French high-level climate event at the UN General Assembly
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stressed the prime goal of the international community at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit by saying "we aim to eradicate absolute poverty by 2030." Germany will do its bit, she said, to strengthen health systems and protect the climate, but also in terms of financing.
United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015
On October 4 - 7, SAIREC, the first International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC) on the African continent will take place in Cape Town. Germany contributed 2 Million Euros and will be represented by Mr. Rainer Baake, State Secretary in the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy as well as several other government officials.
The Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) matches developing countries with qualified experts and helps them tackle challenging issues. Working on behalf of the German government together with the German development agency GIZ, CIM places managers and technical experts in key positions in developing and transition countries.
Vaccine Manufacturing Industry
After a successful premiere of Bauma Africa in 2013, the German company Messe München together with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers formed a joint venture to organise BAUMA CONEXPO Africa. The international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles takes place in Johannesburg from September 15 to 18 and will be opened by Dorothee Bär, Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.
BAUMA CONEXPO Africa
Over half of South Africa’s population is under the age of 25. The ability to provide these young people with adequate skills and work opportunities will be decisive for the country’s future. Germany supports South Africa in its efforts to turn this situation around. Vocational education and training and skills development is one of the focal areas within the South African-German development cooperation.
Work Base Experience for TVET Students
The German system of dual vocational training is unique. State, business and social partners work in close cooperation to continually improve this training model, geared to the real needs of the economy. This enables it to make a significant contribution to guaranteeing that the need for skilled workers can be met and thus to securing Germany's high level of competitiveness and productivity. Work-based learning ensures that both vocational and social skills are developed from day one.
Vocational Education and Training
The German-South African Binational Commission is held every two years, alternating between Berlin and Pretoria. The two partner countries debate global challenges and coordinate possible collaboration in various fields of mutual interest.