1. Cotton field Cotton made in Africa - strengthening the East African textile market
  2. Official opening of the boys’ dormitory by Ambassador Peschke Christmas visit to “The Nest”
  3. East Africa Peace Festival in Kilifi, 30 November - 5 December 2015 "More Space for Sport" - with support from Germany
Cotton field

Cotton made in Africa - strengthening the East African textile market

On 17 December 2014, Ambassador Andreas Peschke opened a workshop hosted by the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) dedicated to the development of the cotton and textile market in East Africa. The workshop addressed important aspects of the activation of the textile market and the efficiency of value chains.

Official opening of the boys’ dormitory by Ambassador Peschke

Christmas visit to “The Nest”

On 15 December 2014, Ambassador Andreas Peschke paid a Christmas visit to the children’s home “The Nest” in Limuru. The Embassy supported the project with some urgently needed sanitary renovations in the boys’ dormitory which were officially opened during the visit. Moreover, the Ambassador handed over presents which were kindly donated by the German football club Fortuna Düsseldorf.

East Africa Peace Festival in Kilifi, 30 November - 5 December 2015

"More Space for Sport" - with support from Germany

Germany has included Kenya in its African-wide program “More Space for Sport – 1,000 Chances for Africa”. The program was initiated by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and is designed to strengthen local communities in the areas of education, health and mutual respect. “More Space for Sport” aims at connecting central features of German development policy with the inviting and competing atmosphere of sport.

Germany condemns reported terrorist attack in Mandera

 On reports of repeated attacks in Mandera, reportedly killing 36 people, German Ambassador to Kenya, Andreas Peschke, made the following statement:

“Germany strongly condemns the criminal and murderous attacks in Mandera. We express our deep condolences to the families and friends of the victims of this terrorist attack.

The brutality of the criminal and terrorist perpetrators of these acts seems to have no bounds. All parties in Kenya should stand together in solidarity and decisive action against terrorism.

Germany will continue to stand by Kenya and the other countries of the region in their fight against terrorism in East Africa.”

Workshop

Preventing Malnutrition in Meru County

German Development Cooperation organised a two-day workshop this week on how to implement food fortification effectively in Kenya to prevent malnutrition. During the workshop, representatives from the...

Green Talent Award

Kenyan scientist wins "Green Talent Award"

Kennedy Liti Mbeva from Kenya is 26 years old and currently studying Environmental Management in Shanghai. For his research which focuses on enhancing climate finance effectiveness, he was honoured wi...

Turkana

A new dawn in Turkana

Not even two years into devolution, the new county of Turkana in Kenya's North West has made enormous progress. Visiting Lodwar, one notices at once that things are really moving forward. There are s...

Kakuma

Funding for Kakuma Refugee Camp

Germany will provide additional funding of about 6 million Euro for Kakuma refugee camp and host communities. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Kakuma currently provides ...

Solar Energy

Solar Energy for Rural Areas

On 21 October, Governor of Narok County, Samuel Kuntai and German Development Cooperation launched a solar project in Talek. It is part of a larger solar energy programme in Kenya for which Germany wi...

DSN

German School offers scholarships

The German School Nairobi is one of the most important places where German and Kenyan youths meet on a daily basis. Therefore, the school is central to our bilateral relations. And most importantly: i...

DAFI

Germany supports scholarships for refugees

Three Kenyan Universities and UNHCR signed a memorandum of understanding today to host refugees to receive university education. In the framework of the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiat...

Governors in Baveria

Pamoja kwa Ugatuzi

From 5 to 16 October, nine Governors from various Kenyan regions visit Bavaria for an exchange of ideas on the agricultural sector in Germany. Their objective is to identify best practices and impleme...

DSN

German company supports street children

Merck, one of the world’s leading chemical and pharmaceutical companies, launched a project to support street children in Nairobi. At the German School Nairobi, General Manager for Consumer Health, Vo...

Adler

Day of German Unity

On 3rd October, Germany and Germans all over the world celebrate their national day, the Day of German unity. The dates marks the reunification of Germany on 3 October 1990.   On the occasion of the...

Drought

Germany supports Drought Resilience in Somalia

Over the next three years, Germany will support drought resilience in Puntland and Somaliland with more than 2.3 Million Euro. The project will be implemented by Save the Children. The assistance prov...

Muhuri

Germany supports countering violent extremism

The German Government supports the prevention of terrorism and radicalisation of the youth at the coast. Over the next two years, Germany funds the non-governmental organisation MUHURI with EUR 291.00...

KNH

Germany and Kenyatta Hospital partner for Health

On 12 September, Germany and Kenyatta National Hospital signed a memorandum of understanding in order to improve quality management. The agreement explicitly focuses on maternal and child health. The ...

SEED

Partnering for Green Economy

The global initiative for the support of sustainable development and green economy SEED holds its Africa Symposium in Nairobi on 10 and 11 of September. The Symposium aims at supporting companies and ...

Exhibition

Exhibition on World Religions

German Ambassador to Kenya, Andreas Peschke, participated in the opening of an exhibition on World Religions. The unveiling ceremony of the exhibition designed by the Ecumenical Centre for Justice and...

Wasser

Germany supports Water Sector in Kenya

Principal Secretary for Water, James Teko Lopoyetum, will lead a delegation of 18 representatives from Kenyan water service providers on a study trip to Germany from 13-21 September. At the kick-off e...

Bundespräsident a.D. Köhler

Former German President visited Kenya

Former German President Dr. Horst Köhler visited Kenya from 4 to 8 September. He held talks with political leaders including H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta, former President Mwai Kibaki and former Prim...

Germany trains Kenyan Health Officers

At a kick-off event at Fair View Hotel today, Head of Development Cooperation, Lars Wilke, saw off 16 senior health officers leaving for Germany at the end of the month. The objective of their exchang...

HALO

1.5 million Euro for Mine Clearing in Somalia

Germany continues its support to humanitarian mine action in Somalia with 1.5 million Euro. The contribution will finance the clearing of minefields in northern Somalia. The project will be implemente...

BASF

BASF opens new plant in Nairobi

Friedo Sielemann, Deputy Ambassador of Germany to Kenya, participated today in the official inauguration of a new chemical plant by German multinational BASF. The new plant is placed in Mlolongo area ...

KNCHR

Empowering Human Rights Defenders

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNHCR) and German Deputy Ambassador Friedo Sielemann signed an agreement today which will enhance the protection of human rights defenders in Kenya. Germ...

Working a crime scene

Closing in on capital offenders

Liaison Officers from the German Federal Police have been conducting trainings in the past 12 days on crime scene work in the case of capital offences. 16 instructors from East African countries were ...

IFMIS

Germany supports Financial Management in Kenya

German Development Cooperation has supported the new Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) in Kenya since 2010. Yesterday, the system was officially inaugurated at Kenyatta Intern...

Students

German students conduct research on agriculture in Kenya

The German Embassy was pleased to welcome a research group of post-graduate students from the Centre for Rural Development from Berlin. It was a great opportunity to share what German Development Coop...

ED

Stopping wildlife crime

World Elephant Day took place in Nairobi this weekend to further boost the fight against poaching in Kenya and Africa as a whole. Paula Kahumbu, Executive Director of Wildlife Direct explained what t...

Vocational training

Vocational trainings in Kenya

German development cooperation intends to support vocational training in Kenya. Therefore, a project identification mission is on the ground the whole week. Its first task is to enter into dialogue wi...

DW

Radio soap - made in Kenya

During the past two weeks, Deutsche Welle has been recording their newest radio drama "Crossroads Generations" in Nairobi. It is part of Deutsche Welle's distance-learning programme called "Learning b...

KWS

Ambassador meets with KWS

Ambassador Andreas Peschke today met the Director of Kenya Wildlife Service, William K. Kiprono. KWS has the important task of administering and securing the National Parks and other protected conserv...

Kakamega

Support to water supply and agriculture in Kakamega

On 25 and 26 July, German Ambassasdor Peschke and Head of German Development Cooperation in Kenya visited Kakamega county to take stock of Kenya-German development cooperation in Kakamega. They visi...

Sunrise at Lake Victoria

German Ambassador visits Western Kenya

The German Ambassador to Kenya Andreas Peschke travels to Western Kenya on 25 July 2014 in order to visit projects of German-Kenyan development cooperation in Kisumu and Kakamega County.  This mornin...

DW

Deutsche Welle trains Kenyan journalists

German Deutsche Welle academy started a workshop today on "Empowering Media and Citizens". The workshop aims at strengthening freedom of the press as the backbone of a free and democratic society.

Farmers harvesting Tilapia from an aquaculture pond in Western Kenya

German Support to Fishing at Lake Victoria

Today, Kenya, Israel and Germany signed a trilateral agreement aimed at protecting Lake Victoria by supporting fish farmers and creating alternative ways of fishing. At the signing ceremony, Ambassad...

Geothermal power station Olkaria in Naivasha

Germany to finance Energy & Water Projects in Kenya

Germany and Kenya signed agreements on two development projects in the energy and water sector. German Development Bank KfW provides 33.05 million Euro to the Nairobi Water Distribution Project to ass...

Ambassador Peschke

Support to Regional Security Training

Ambassador Peschke today opened the course entitled “Physical Security and Stockpile Management” in Karen, Nairobi. Its objective is to teach police and army how to safeguard light weapons and ammunit...

Ambassador Andreas Peschke with Marsabit County Governor Ukur Yatani

Germany Supports Kenyan Agriculture

Today, German Ambassador Andreas Peschke handed over 20 motorbikes to Marsabit Governor Ukur. Yatani. This equipment support is intended to improve the mobility of agricultural advisors of the County ...

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