The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) will return to Christchurch for another observation mission on 23 June 2017 to conduct a number of research flights and study celestial objects in the Southern Hemisphere’s skies until its departure on 13 August 2017.
SOFIA in Christchurch 2017
Germany's engagement in Kiribati illustrates its commitment to playing an active role in supporting the region's development. The local marine college - operated mainly by the Hamburg-Süd shipping line - has provided thousands of Kiribati sailors with gainful employment.
Germany in the Pacific
#YouforG20 – deutschland.de is looking for your project!
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Does your project support social engagement at the municipal level? Does it help to enhance gender equality? Does it protect the environment or the climate? Does it promote participation on the part of young people or foster social entrepreneurship? Anything that helps to improve people’s lives can be entered into the competition!
The best project will win 15,000 euros.
To take part, visit
G20 Rules of Participation [pdf, 414.54k]
Pacific Island Media Journalism competition to win trip to “COP 23” conference
Please find below a link to information about a Pacific Island Media Journalism competition to win a trip to the “COP 23” conference in Bonn on 6 – 17 November. The competition will give ten journalists from the Pacific island region the unique chance to travel to and report from this year’s UN climate conference 2017:
"Farming for Biodiversity" Competition
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Solution Search: Farming for Biodiversity is looking to identify and reward the most promising approaches to conserving biodiversity on agricultural lands. You could win up to $30,000 with additional side prizes for community/social impact, food security/nutrition impact, biodiversity impact and water impact. All finalists will attend a capacity-building workshop and awards ceremony in New York, NY, USA, with some of the biggest names in conservation and development.
Beyond that, we will offer in-country campaigning and technical trainings to help replicable solutions reach scale. Your idea could reach thousands of communities worldwide and help inform UN policy processes!
For more information, please click
Scholarship offered by German Ministry of Education and Research
for a call by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the framework of bilateral scienctific and technological cooperation between Germany and New Zealand (only in German).