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"Farming for Biodiversity" Competition

Business man with a flowerpot Enlarge image Taking care (© dpa/pa/Design Pics) 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 here .


Global Climate Conference (COP) 2017 in Bonn

Increasing desertification is becoming a growing global concern.  (© dpa) The Global Climate Conference 2017 (Conference of the Parties - COP) will take place in Germany, this year under the chairmans...

Launch of Electric Car Sharing in Wellington

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The promotion of electric mobility is a priority of the German Federal Government. It was a fitting event on 12 December that launched the MEVO Car-Share-On-Demand in Wellington, which uses a number of snazzy German AUDI A3 electric vehicles.

MEVO CEO Erik Zydervelt, Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and Ambassador Gerhard Thiedemann marked this significant step toward a cutting-edge, climate-conscious Smart City Wellington.

25 January 2017 - A Successful Open Day on the RV SONNE in Auckland

"The Germans have the toys, we have the sandpits, so they come down and play here with us” – that's how a New Zealand oceanologist the work by the German research vessel SONNE in the Pacific region in a talk on TVNZ.

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) 2017

 Enlarge image (© BMEL) The GFFA is an international conference that focuses on key issues regarding the future of the global agri-food industry.  The 9th GFFA will be held from 19-21 January 2017 during the International Green Week in Berlin. The forum gives representatives from the worlds of politics, business, science and civil society an opportunity to share ideas and enhance political understanding on topics of current agricultural policy within the context of food security. 

To register, please click here.

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Deutsche Welle Journalism Traineeship for 2017

Deutsche Welle is offering a paid journalism traineeship in Bonn and Berlin starting in September 2017 for English and German native speakers. Applications (online only) should be from English native speakers with a working knowledge of German or German native speaker with a working knowledge of English and received between 5.1.2017 and 17.02.2017.

For comprehensive information, please click here.

BMBF Announcement on the Support of Partnerships with Countries in the Asian/Pacific region

The Federal Government of Germany has published an announcement on the support of partnerships with developing countries in the Asian/Pacific region by the Germany Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) within its strategy of the globalisiation of science and research.

More (in German only):

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Support for establishing joint research presences with partners in New Zealand and other Asian-Pacific countries

 Enlarge image Within the strategy of the Federal Government to further internationalize science and research the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) promotes stronger cooperation with the best scientific institutions in the Pacific. The new program assists German universities and research institutes that are intending to establish a research presence in the region. Focus areas are:

-             Health research and medical technology

-             Sustainable cities

-             Renewable energies and energy efficiency

-             Environment and water technology

You can find more information and the text for invitation to tender here:

Berlinale-Talents 2017

Enlarge image The 2017 Berlin International Film Festival will again stage the "Berlinale-Talents", a creative networking platform for film and TV drama series professionals from around the world. It consists of a summit with master classes and interactive panel discussions as well as studio programmes and project labs. 250 international creative talents from 12 different different disciplines are invited to Berlin to expand their horizons and contribute their own input. They share experiences with experts and each other and become part of the ever-growing community of Berline Talents alumni. Applications have to be sumitted by 1 September 2016.

Interested? Please find more information here

Current Affairs & News

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Deutsche Welle's new English-language TV channel

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Starting June 22, 2015, Deutsche Welle will broadcast its new TV-Channel including German-language news program "DW Nachrichten" around the clock. The newly structured TV channels will include among others DW in English, Spanish and Arabic.

German News Service - Discover Germany firsthand

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The German News Service is a free news wire of the Deutsche Welle in cooperation with the German Press Agency (dpa) especially for media representatives as well as for everyone who is interested in Germany and wants to know more about German lifestyle, business and culture.