Embassy of the Republic of Botswana in Germany

 

Embassy forges Partnership with a School in Oelde

Von |Oktober 19th, 2016|

Partnership with a School in Oelde

On 5th September 2016, the Embassy paid an official visit to the Thomas-Morus-Gymnasium (TMG) in Oelde, a town in the Federal State of North Rhine Westphalia. This initiative for a school partnership program in Germany is supported by Dr. Reinhold Festge, President of the German Engineering Association (VDMA).The Embassy briefed staff, students and invited guests who included the town Mayor, Mr. Karl-Friedrich Knop about Botswana’s history and educational system.

The collaboration with Botswana will include exchange of students and teachers providing an opportunity to learn the history and culture of Germany as part of preparing them for a fast globalising environment. The school welcomed the possibility of a twining project with a school in Botswana. TMG, already has existing student exchange programmes with schools in France, Italy, Spain and the United States of America. Botswana will be the first African partner country.

Partnership with a School in OeldeTMG is a UNESCO Associated School and has been awarded the label ‘School without Racism’. Thus, apart from the focus on academic development, its education also aims at tolerance, democracy and human rights, values that our schools in Botswana subscribe to.

Botswana: Gateway to Southern Africa

Von |Oktober 19th, 2016|

Botswana: Gateway to Southern Africa

The Embassy of the Republic of Botswana in collaboration with Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC), IHK Munich and Upper Bavaria organised a Botswana Business Roundtable meeting on 16th June 2016 at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Munich. The event held under the theme, ‘Botswana: Gateway to Southern Africa’ afforded an opportunity for the Embassy to present investment opportunities available in Botswana. The event, the first in Munich, also provided a platform for the Embassy to present Botswana to the German business as an investment destination. Most of the participants in attendance were from the energy and renewable technologies sector.

Mr. Tshephang Kelatile, Director Investment Promotion Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) provided an in-depth information on investment opportunities available in Botswana amongst all the various sectors and incentives offered.

GERMAN BUSINESS DELEGATION VISIT BOTSWANA

Von |Mai 6th, 2016|

Business Delegation

A fifteen (15) member business delegation from Germany led by Afrika-Verein (German Africa Business Association) visited Botswana from the 11th to 13th April 2016 to explore business opportunities in the country. The delegation was officially welcomed by the Assistant Minister of Trade and Industry Honourable Mr. Sadique Kebonang.

Sectors of interest were mining, energy and infrastructure, as well as healthcare, automation, financing and security. The forum provided an opportunity for business roundtables as well as B2B-meetings with local and international companies doing business in Botswana. Separate meetings were held with the Ministry of Transport and Communication, Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources as well as Bank of Botswana. This meetings gave the delegation a platform for direct exchange of information on specific projects.

This visit opened possibilities for German companies to understand the business culture in Botswana. It further strengthened collaboration between Afrika-Verein (German Africa Business Association) and the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC). To cement this collaboration, the Chief Executive Officer of Afrika-Verein Mr. Christoph Kannengiesser and the Chief Executive Officer of BITC Mr. Letsebe Sejoe signed a Memorandum of Understanding for closer cooperation.